International Education

The Office of International Education operates at the College-wide level and coordinates service units that aim to increase the global competence of students, faculty, administrators and the community at large.

How We Help



We assist in connecting students with international opportunities including: fellowships, internships, scholarships, and study abroad/exchange programs. Additionally, we offer student support and monitoring services for pre-departure, overseas term, and a smooth re-entry process.


Faculty and Administrators

We assist in the creation of field-specific Study Abroad programs, the enhancement of global curriculums and the pursuit of international fellowship opportunities.


The Community

We engage the community at large through a series of multicultural events that enhance awareness of an interconnected world. We also work closely with governments and non-profit organizations in the development of grants and contracts that support international cooperation.

We Provide International Programs Through These Units

Office of Study Abroad

Miami Dade College offers students the opportunity to study abroad in 6 continents and over 30 countries. Study abroad options include faculty-led summer programs, College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) partnership programs,  as well as programs through our direct agreements with foreign institutions and The Confucius Institute. Students will have the opportunity to study abroad for a summer, semester, or academic year.

The Confucius Institute

Promotes knowledge of Mandarin language and Chinese culture, particularly in the context of understanding modern China through credit courses, cultural programs, and study abroad programs at sister university Xuzhou Normal University in China.

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives (CLACI)

Promotes the interdisciplinary study of politics, governments, history, economics, and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean through panels, workshops, cultural events, and televised discussions of current events. MDC students gain an understanding of issues that prepares them to participate in the global marketplace and serve as responsible citizens and leaders of an increasingly globalized society.

Goberna Las Americas, Miami

This school of higher politics and good government, in partnership with the José Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Marañón Foundation, offers Spanish language courses, both online and in-person, geared toward executive-level individuals who have an interest in politics and government, public administration, communications, political strategy and key policy issues.

Diplomat in Residence (DIR)

Each year, the U.S. Department of State assigns Senior Foreign Service Officers to the position of Diplomat in Residence (DIR) at certain colleges and universities throughout the United States. The DIR program is central to the effort to recruit for the Foreign Service, Civil Service and Student Programs the best and brightest to represent America's rich diversity to the world. This year, we are proud to welcome Mrs. Catherine Rodriguez.

Catherine Rodriguez
U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence
MDC Wolfson – Room 5518
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
To make an appointment or discuss career opportunities, please call 202-674-3317.

Contact Us

Tatiana Mackliff
Executive Director
Office of International Education

Dr. Juan Antonio Blanco
Executive Director
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives

Dr. Xuejun (Jim) Yu
Confucius Institute and China Initiatives

Carol Reyes
Director of Global Student Programs

Luis Quijano
Program Coordinator

Diana Yaruro
Administrative Support Assistant

Office of International Education
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Avenue, Suite 5526
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 237-3037

Calendar of Events

View our complete schedule