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Thandi Dinani, Ph.D.

Dr. Thandi Dinani, Director of Study Abroad

Director, Office of Study Abroad

Contact Dr. Thandi Dinani: e-mail or 460-5500

Dr. Thandi Dinani is the Director of the Office of Study Abroad. She received her B.A. in Education from Messiah College, and her M.A. in Education from Biola University. Her Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies was also completed at Biola University. Dr. Dinani has traveled and lived on four continents, and has coordinated service learning and study abroad programs on three continents.

Prior to coming to Belmont, Dr. Dinani was the Director of Global Academic Programming at Utah Valley University, and previously worked as a Coordinator for International Projects at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Dinani also enjoys teaching students, ranging from freshmen seminars to intercultural education courses.

Dr. Dinani has presented at conferences and consulted with numerous higher education institutions seeking to increase intercultural competence, global understanding, and student access to study abroad opportunities. Thandi enjoys traveling, learning about people and cultures, is always up for a good conversation over a great cup of coffee.