Chris Ferguson, Study Abroad AdvisorCottrell 144
Chris is our Study Abroad Advisor and serves as the Designated School Official for the Office of Study Abroad. He assists High Point University students in finding relevant and impactful experiences abroad. He also assists our incoming exchange students with immigration matters, creating and updating immigration records, and advising international students on immigration policy. Outside of advising, Chris creates and maintains marketing materials and plays a large role in promotional activities for HPU’s study abroad programs, and assists with other programs, such as EXP 4999: The President’s Seminar for Seniors and IDS 1151: Cultural Foundations. After graduating from HPU, he moved to China for a year to work with college students, pursue Chinese language study, and travel to various locations throughout China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. He enjoys travel, history, cooking, dancing, disc golf, and many outdoor activities.
Joy Mondalto, Program CoordinatorCottrell 142
Joy serves as the Program Coordinator in the Office of Study Abroad. She greets all visitors to the office, assists with the application process for both outgoing and incoming students, supervises the International Ambassadors, Panther PALs, and student employees, acts as the main point-of-contact for incoming exchange/study abroad students, and completes a number of other office functions. Joy earned both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees from The College of New Jersey. She also holds a Master of Education degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina. Joy had the pleasure of completing two separate international internships in Ireland and in the Netherlands (with Tilburg University). She enjoys traveling, learning about different cultures, spending time with family and friends, writing, and sports.