The National Association for Foreign Student Affairs awarded Phoebe Nishimoto, manager of international program logistics at Central College, a 2023-24 RISE Fellowship with the NAFSA Academy for International Education.
NAFSA awarded just 10 RISE fellowships from more than 170 applicants. The two-year fellowship program develops personal and professional capacities in the field of international education. Nishimoto will participate in the NAFSA Academy for International Education and receive personalized coaching from international educators as well as knowledge and skill-building resources and a network of professionals. Nishimoto also will attend the NAFSA 2023 Annual Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C.
Nishimoto joined Central’s career development and civic engagement department in January 2022 as the college relaunched off-campus experiences for students. She meets with each student prior to their commitment to an international off-campus experience to confirm academic requirements, logistics, financial components and documentation for international travel.
She is a new NAFSA International Education professional. Before working at Central, Nishimoto attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where she received a Master of Arts in cross-cultural and international education. There, Nishimoto focused her research on making study abroad programs and experiences centered in equity and cross-cultural understanding.