Laura Thornes

Laura Thornes - Director, Education Abroad, Office of International Programs

Director, Education Abroad
(970) 491-2964

Job Responsibilities

Oversees strategic planning and development for Education Abroad.


Kingman, Arizona


B.A. Secondary Education, Major in German and Minor in Spanish, University of Arizona
M.Ed. Psychology and Student Affairs, Northern Arizona University

International Experience

Studied German in Vienna, Austria in 1993-94 and worked in Germany and Switzerland from 1997-98.  Completed short term study programs in Guadalajara, Mexico, and in Antigua, Guatemala. Led many student groups abroad to Germany and Mexico as a teacher. Travels regularly for work but believes that her earliest experiences are what have shaped her career today.

Favorite Aspect of CSU

Fort Collins is very welcoming and rich with outdoor activities, and the University offers many accessible educational opportunities.

Education Abroad staff