Global Programs Office

The Global Programs Office in Poole is here to help you research study abroad programs, plan courses to take while abroad, and work through the application process. We know that this is an uncertain time with study abroad. The safety of students is our top priority and we will remain vigilant in monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Our entire staff is excited to help students prepare and plan for future study abroad experiences.


The Global Programs Office is available and ready to serve you through virtual connections!

Once you sign up for an appointment using the links below, a Zoom link is available in the details of the Google calendar invite. At the designated time and date, please use the Zoom link to connect with the Global Programs staff. We recommend using a laptop (not a mobile device) for the appointment.

When making an appointment, please make sure your Google Calendar is set for Eastern Standard Timezone (EST).  If you are having trouble finding a time to meet with the Global Programs staff, please email and you will hear back within one business day.

Please make an appointment with a member of the Global Programs staff by using the links below based on your program of interest:

Contact Information





Nelson Hall 2150

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Mr. Sandruck joined the Poole College of Management at NC State University in December 2010 as the first full-time Director of Global Programs. In this role, Rob has created a portfolio of international programs allowing students to pursue management education within a global context. In this role, he works with students to help them develop a broader worldview and an understanding of how this impacts their careers. Prior to joining the Poole College of Management, Rob worked at Duke University where he served as the Director the Executive MBA Programs. Rob has worked a variety of college and universities in student service, academic affairs, and international education. He has a Master of Education from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Economics from Towson University. Finally, he married to Dr. Audrey Jaeger, a professor at NC State and a proud father of two girls who both study French and share his passion for cooking and traveling the world.

Associate Director

Ellen Frost joined the Global Programs team in the Poole College of Management as a Graduate Assistant in August 2014. After completing her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from NC State in May 2016, she transitioned into the full time role of Associate Director. Ellen's primary responsibilities include advising Poole students interested in semester or year-long programs and managing the summer study abroad programs offered through Poole. In addition, Ellen serves as the advisor for Global Corps, the student organization that serves as an extension of the office. Originally from Michigan, Ellen received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Ellen and her husband live in downtown Raleigh and enjoy taking advantage of the area from bowling leagues to Durham Bulls baseball games, from tasty restaurants to beautiful parks.

Program Coordinator

Fara Amiri joined the Global Programs team in the Poole College of Management in September of 2019. Fara works with the IBDD program, advises SKEMA and international exchange students, manages our incoming summer programs and helps support the GLAM Program. Fara received her Bachelor's degree in both Journalism and Mass Communication and History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned her Master's degree in International Education from Universidad de Alcalá in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, where she also taught English as a North American Language and Culture Assistant in two local schools. Most recently, she worked as an International Programs Coordinator for IES Abroad, a not-for-profit study abroad provider based in Chicago, Illinois. Fara loves to travel, read, listen to podcasts, watch soccer games and spend time with family and friends.

Graduate Assistant

Mariah Henderson joined the Global Programs team in the Poole College of Management in August of 2019. Mariah advises students interested in summer and semester programs offered by the office and serves as an advisor for Global Corps. Mariah received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and lived in Spain working as a language and culture ambassador. After returning to the United States, she worked as a high school Spanish teacher for 9 years before coming to NC State to complete a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration. Mariah loves to travel and explore new cultures, reading a good book and spending time with her Australian Shepherd mix.

Graduate Assistant

Kelsey Oberbroeckling joined the Global Programs team in the Poole College of Management in August of 2020. Kelsey serves as an advisor for Global Corps and advises students interested in summer and semester long programs offered by the College. Kelsey received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Certificate in Leadership Studies from Florida State University (FSU). Following graduation, she lived in London and worked as a Program Assistant for FSU London. After returning to the United States, Kelsey worked for two nonprofit organizations in her hometown of Tampa, Florida. Kelsey is currently in the Master’s of Higher Education Administration at NC State. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys exploring new places, spending time in the sun, taking walks, and reading.