Meet the team

The ISS team will be on hand throughout the summer programme to help you with any queries or issues.  The team aims to ensure that everything runs smoothly and that international students have the best experience possible.

Internationalisation Manager

The Internationalisation Manager is responsible for all logistical aspects of the ISS programme including the programme structure, day-to-day operation, and student welfare.

Maria Cid-Castilla

"I am responsible for the overall delivery of the international summer school.  With a primary focus on planning and programme development, I currently manage a wide range of short-term study programmes at the university of Stirling working with some of the world’s leading universities. 

In previous roles, I have worked across the UK and managed international projects within the higher education sector including, European Commission programmes and a range of research grant funded schemes.

At the University of Stirling, the summer school team are passionate about offering students the best possible experience – from pre-arrival to post-study and the welfare of our students is the main priority at all times.

I am certain that you will have a successful and unforgettable time in Scotland this summer and I look forward to personally welcoming you to the University of Stirling!"

Internationalisation officer

The internationalisation officer works closely with the internationalisation manager and the whole ISS team in planning, organising and running the ISS.

Amy Lenathen

"I’m a Stirling graduate myself with a BA (Hons) degree in journalism with film and media.  After spending my third year abroad in the USA, I caught the travel bug and have since spent time working in parts of India and Australia.  In October 2017, I was delighted to return to the University of Stirling as part of the study abroad team.  My hobbies include reading music and of course - travelling!"

ISS resident assistants

Two resident assistants (RAs) also work solely in the summer to assist the ISS students during their time here. Both are students that live on campus alongside the ISS students, and are available every night for any welfare-related issues. They act as a source of knowledge about the university and surrounding area, and work with the ISS team to run events such as our nature hikes and day trips.

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