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 some select grant and fellowship programs.
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 DIRs serve as recruiters and mentors for candidates interested in careers in the Foreign Service and Civil Service and can offer guidance on applying for Student Internship Programs and Fellowships. The U.S. Department of State is seeking the best and brightest candidates to represent America's rich diversity to the world.
Be sure to check out www.careers.state.gov for detailed information on careers and student programs with the U.S. Department of State.
Mignon Houston - U.S. Diplomat
Mignon has served as a U.S. Diplomat for 15 years. She is currently the Diplomat in Residence in Miami, Florida - recruiting for the State Department in Southern Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
As a U.S. Diplomat, she has worked abroad promoting U.S. foreign policy and partnerships. She has served in U.S. Consulate in Cape Town, South Africa; the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines; the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé, Cameroon; and the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico. Domestically, she worked in Washington, DC for the Office of the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan as well as for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Based on her Spanish and French language abilities, she has served two temporary duty assignments in Madrid, Spain and in Libreville, Gabon.
She received her undergraduate degree from Winston-Salem State University in 2004 as a double major in Spanish and Mass Communications and her Master’s degree from the University of Delaware in 2006 in Urban Affairs and Public Policy. She grew up in North Carolina and is married with a four-month-old son name Atlas.
U.S. Department of State,
Florida International and Miami Dade Universities
Executive Director - Office of International Education
Director of Global Student Programs
Office of International Education
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Avenue, Suite 1440
Miami, FL 33132
Explore the world through our study abroad programs. Visit the Study Abroad MDC website for more information.