Grace Schneider became the Acting Director of Education Abroad in February of 2014. She provides university-wide leadership in education abroad and manages the Education Abroad section (CUAbroad) of the Center for Global Education at the Catholic University of America. She also assists and advises students in their preparations for education abroad. Originally from Massachussetts, Grace chose to study abroad in Nantes, France during her junior year of college. Upon returning to the United States, she knew she wanted to share her experiences with others. Thus, after earning her Bachelors of Arts in French and Masters of Science in Education at the University of Rochester, she started work with CET Academic Programs, an education abroad company in Washington, DC. She has also worked at the Fund for Education Abroad, providing education abroad scholarships for underrepresented students. Grace enjoys reading, traveling, fencing and learning new languages. In addition to France, she has also spent time in India, England and Italy. She can speak French and some Spanish.