Becca Aburakia-Einhorn

Education Abroad Advisor/Program Coordinator
Research Support & Int'l Aff

Becca Aburakia-Einhorn

Phone Numbers

202-651-5135 (V)

Email

becca.aburakia-einhorn@gallaudet.edu

Location

Dawes House 207

Becca AbuRakia-Einhorn is the Coordinator of Education Abroad at Gallaudet University. She received her BA from Pomona College in Claremont, California where she majored in Media Studies. She has an MA in International Affairs from American University's School of International Service and an MPA from American University's School of Public Affairs. Prior to working at Gallaudet, she managed a series of international bootcamps for social entrepreneurs at a nonprofit called Ashoka. Before that, she spent three years managing the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition at American University Washington College of Law.

After her sophomore year in college, she spent a summer living 13,000 feet above sea level in a small village called Chijnaya in the altiplano of Peru. From there, she developed a deep desire for going abroad to locations a bit off the beaten path. Instead of going on a formal study abroad program, she took a leave of absence during her junior year and moved to Divinopolis, Brazil to live with a woman who was her mother's exchange student in the 1970s. In Brazil, she took private Portuguese lessons and volunteered at the local library. Living two hours outside of a major city and in a town with no foreigners and certainly no Americans, she had the opportunity to practice Portuguese in a fully immersive environment. After college she moved to Israel to study Hebrew and Arabic and stayed for a year and a half to work at a Palestinian NGO that works to develop the Palestinian communities inside Israel. She speaks (with varying degrees of success and confidence) English, Spanish, Portuguese, Palestinian Arabic, Hebrew, and American Sign Language.

At Gallaudet, she supports students who wish to intern, study, or volunteer abroad during their time at the University. She is also the Fulbright advisor and Gilman Scholarship advisor for the university and helps students who are applying for either of these grants. Becca works with the Career Center to administer the Global Internship Program which helps support Gallaudet students who intern abroad during their time at Gallaudet. She also produces ISIC cards for students going abroad, which are cards that provide health and travel insurance while abroad and give students discounts to museums and institutions around the world.

She typically hosts office hours on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3PM-5PM. You can email her to book an advising appointment. Check out the opportunities Gallaudet has for students to go abroad at http://abroad.gallaudet.edu

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