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International Student and Scholar Support

Meet Our Staff

Amanda Finnen

Title: Assistant Director for Scholar Support
International Student and Scholar Support
Phone: 803-777-9663
Office Hours:
LinkedIn: My LinkedIn profile
Resources: Learn more about the Exchange Visitor Process here
amanda finnen

BA History, UNC Charlotte, 2008

MA Anthropology, NC State University, 2017

Amanda provides support for visiting Professors, Research Scholars, and Short-Term Scholars in the Exchange Visitor Program, their J-2 dependents, and J-1 students in Academic Training.

Through education abroad programs, Amanda studied history in Ireland, visiting many museums and public history sites. In Ecuador, she studied ecology in the Yasuní National Park of the Amazon and ecology and Darwinian history in the Galapagos. Her master’s project focused on a bioarchaeological dig in Lopburi, Thailand. In Columbia, she enjoys cycling on the greenways and kayaking the rivers.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.