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Name: Gretchen Olson
Position: Director of International Programs and Services
Dept: International Programs and Services
Email: gretchen.olson@drake.edu
Phone: 515-271-2437
Fax: 515-271-4588
Office:  The International Center, 1331 27th St.

Professional Interests:  International Students, Study Abroad, Student Exchanges

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Professional and Civic Organizations:
NAFSA:Association of International Educators
American Institute of Foreign Study, Board of Advisers

Additional information: 
Former participant in AFS and Friendship Force exchanges in Brazil, Israel/West Bank, Kenya, Norway, South Korea, Venezuela, and Wales.
Have traveled in over 25 countries.

Interested in contacts with:
International visitors: Yes
Media: Yes (Drake Media Relations, 271-3119)
Community groups: Yes

University News
October 31, 2014
A retired U.S. diplomat and United Nations peacekeeper will discuss the UN’s role in peacekeeping on Nov. 6.
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