Tara Jorgensen

Pronouns: she/her


Global Learning Advisor

University of Calgary International

Contact information

Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 210-6220

Preferred method of communication

Questions about exchanges, research, internships, or general Global Learning inquiries?
Please contact me at: study.abroad@ucalgary.ca

Questions about Group Study Programs?
Please contact me at: group.study@ucalgary.ca


Educational Background

MA International Education, SIT Graduate Institute, 2014

BA Political Science and Japanese Language & Literature, University of Alberta, 2008


With over 20 years of experience with international education programs, Tara has had the unique opportunity to not only study but also live abroad 3 times so far for a total of 4 years. She began her international journey on her Rotary Youth Exchange to Taipei, Taiwan in high school, then went on a university exchange to Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan. Finally, she came full circle in her education and completed her master's degree in International Education at SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont, USA. (Master's thesis: Jorgensen, TaraYes Means はい, Oui, Sí: Cross Culturally Competent Sexual Assault Prevention for International Education Programs 2014.)

Tara is an avid reader and Bookcrosser and enjoys performing in community musical theatre productions and with her choir.


International experience: studied at Taipei First Girls HS (Taiwan), Meiji University (Japan), SIT Graduate Institute (USA)

Languages spoken: English, Japanese

More Information

  1. Log in to the Advising Portal
  2. From the left-hand menu, select "Advising", then "Study Abroad". Read the introductory text, then select "Study Abroad Appointment Calendar". 
  3. Select "Book by Provider" to view Tara's calendar and make an appointment.

While Global Learning Advisors can provide general information about all programs, Tara is the advisor for these specific programs. 

  • Exchange opportunities in:
    • Central/Western Europe (Austria, Czechia, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland)
    • Israel
  • Select 2024 Group Study Programs:
    • Berlin
    • Irish History
    • Passport to Spanish Culture

To view each program's webpage, or browse all available programs, use the online Program Finder!