Nicole E. Kurker-Stewart
Nicole Kurker-Stewart has been teaching Spanish since 2011, and has worked in the field of international education for 12 years. She currently serves as the Director of the International Center at the University of Hartford, overseeing education abroad and international student and scholar services. Prior to her time at Hartford, she was the Assistant Director for International Students and Programs at Quinnipiac University.
Throughout her career, Nicole has been active with the Association of International Educators, where she volunteered as the Connecticut State Representative, trained colleagues on immigration regulations, and advocated for international initiatives in Washington. Nicole began her career working at the Asociación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España during her graduate studies in Madrid. While abroad, Nicole taught English to children and adults at the Escuela Integradora, Centro Hispano Colombiano.
In addition to teaching, Nicole conducts faculty-led programs abroad, and has published a guide on supporting international students. She serves as liaison between the Department of Homeland Security and the University of Hartford, advising international students on immigration regulations. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and History from Quinnipiac University, and a Master of Arts degree in Spanish Linguistics from Middlebury College.