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GEO Staff and Mission

Our Team


Mike McDonald
Chief International Officer & Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs
Office: Global Engagement Office RH0124
Phone: 239-590-7212
E-mail: mmcdonal@fgcu.edu
Tim Gjini
Associate Director & PDSO          (Inbound Mobility)
Office: Global Engagement Office RH121
Phone: 239-590-7690
E-mail: tgjini@fgcu.edu
Assistant Director, Study Abroad (Outbound Mobility)
Office: Global Engagement Office RH113
Phone: 239-590-1494
E-mail: dalbero@fgcu.edu
Carey Fells
Coordinator, International Student Compliance & DSO  
Office: Global Engagement Office RH122
Phone: 239-590-7475
E-mail:  cfells@fgcu.edu 
melissa perez
Administrative Assistant 
Office: Global Engagement Office RH122
Phone: 239-590-7925
E-mail: mperez@fgcu.edu
Passport Agent
Office: Global Engagement Office RH122
E-mail: cwills@fgcu.edu
Coordinator, International Programming 
Office: Global Engagement Office RH122
Phone: 239-745-4527
Lara Feiertag
Student Office Assistant                             Web Development & Editing
Office: Global Engagement Office RH122
Phone: 239-590-4331
E-mail: lfeiertag@fgcu.edu
Student Office Assistant
Office: Global Engagement Office RH122
E-mail: dozdemir@fgcu.edu

Our Mission

GEO promotes Global learning in three complementary domains:  In the first, we provide resources to internationalize the FGCU curricula and direct students with interest in international education toward study abroad, exchange programs and international internships that best suit their interests and goals.  Second, GEO serves as the University's compliance unit for federal regulations relating to international students and scholars.  We work to assist, inform and empower international students and scholars in their transitions to life in the US and the FGCU campus.  And finally, GEO cultivates a climate of curiosity about the world and an embrace of diversity through co-curricular programs and recreational activities that bring the world to the FGCU campus for the benefit of our students, faculty, staff and neighbors in the communities that surround FGCU.