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Marie Whalen

Assoc. Director, International

Counseling Areas:

Travel Schedule: 

Date Location Time
9/28/2015 Orange Coast College Transfer Fair, Costa Mesa, CA 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
9/29/2015 Oxford School 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
11/3/2015 International School of Brussels, Belgium 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
11/4/2015 Malmo Borgar 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
11/4/2015 Katedralskolan Lund, Sweden 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
11/5/2015 International School of Helsinki, Finland 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
11/6/2015 Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket, Stockholm 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
11/6/2015 Kungsholmens Gymnasium, Stockholm, Swedenn 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
11/9/2015 International School of Stavanger, Norway 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
11/9/2015 Stockholm International School + other schools TBA 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
11/10/2015 International School of Latvia, Riga, Latvia 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
11/11/2015 Oslo International School, Oslo, Norway 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
11/12/2015 College Fair, Fettes School, Edinburgh, Scotland 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
11/13/2015 School Visits TBA - Edinburgh, Scotland 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
2/5/2016 Seattle Central College, Seattle, WA 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
2/3/2017 Green River Community College 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Hometown: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
High School: Medford High School, Medford, Mass.
University: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York: M.A. / A.B.D in German Studies
University of Massachusetts, Boston: B.A. in Anthropology and German

Favorite Quotes:
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." –Gandhi
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Favorite activities in Spokane:
I love to cook (and eat), so I enjoy going to the farms at Green Bluff and to the Spokane Farmers' Market for fresh, organic, local food and handmade items. I am a coffee fanatic, and Spokane has wonderful local coffee roasters and coffee shops. I enjoy music, as well as dance and theater performances. I also attend many college sporting events.

Favorite thing about Whitworth:
This is an incredibly caring and supportive community. As students, you will know your professors; you will know the staff, and you will know each other. Faculty and staff will go out of their way to help you. We offer special support services to international students to help ease the challenges of living and studying abroad. Come visit us in the International Education Center. It is a great place for students to hang out with each other and with those of us who work there – whether you are international or not!

Advice for Whitworth applicants:
If you are from a different country or different education system, applying to a U.S. college or university can be a confusing process for you and your family. I strongly encourage you to ask questions. Don't hesitate to call or e-mail. The more questions I can answer for you, the less stressful the process will be. I am here to help you!

My Background
I grew up partly in Europe, in my native Luxembourg, and partly in the U.S., in Boston, Mass. My parents are French and German, and we spoke several languages at home, though not English. I knew no English when my family moved to the U.S. Because of my background, I enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures. I am also passionate about higher education, the value of study abroad, and helping students to succeed.