SIT University Relations Staff

Louis Berends

Great Lakes region

Louis Berends

Great Lakes region: New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia
802 258-3519

Dr. Louis Berends has served as a university relations manager at SIT Study Abroad since 2010. He is currently based in Rochester, New York. Prior to working at SIT, he directed study abroad and cultural programs at the Illinois Institute of Technology and has worked for various nonprofits in the field of international higher education since 2002. Lou holds a PhD from Loyola University Chicago (LUC) in cultural and educational policy studies with a concentration in comparative and international education. He has studied at Brunel University (Uxbridge, UK), the University of Oxford (St. Catherine's College), and LUC's Rome Center in Italy. He has presented many sessions and papers at numerous universities and professional societies including Harvard's Graduate School of Education, the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), the Forum on Education Abroad, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators, among others.

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