Meet the Global Programs Team
Gina McBean-Linton |
Director of International Student Programs
As director, Mrs. Linton oversees the international student program including the recruitment and retention of the international student body. She is charged with taking a leading role in working with colleagues to strengthen the school’s commitment to international-mindedness and the principles of diversity by creating and supporting programs and events to advance international-mindedness among students and faculty, both in and out of the classroom. These programs include several Exchange Programs, Summer Programs and the Global Buddies program.
Mrs. Linton is the primary contact for our international students once they arrive in the United States. As a parent of two Good Counsel graduates, she brings a wealth of personal and professional knowledge to this role. Her work consists of assisting international students with daily life matters, including orientation, post-arrival follow-up, holiday celebrations, Global Buddies Events and re-entry training events. She also monitors their home and academic lives to ensure harmony in the students’ general wellbeing. She loves to travel, especially with someone in his or her home country, to get a real sense of the culture.
Mrs. Linton serves as an emergency contact for international students and as a liaison among students, host families, homestay agencies and local coordinators when needed. Having served as both a local coordinator and a host parent, she understands the complexities of various perspectives.
Mrs. Linton graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and spent 10 years serving on the Board of Trustees. She spent 14 years working in the Pennsylvania State Legislature with a state senator and the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, working with a culturally and ethnically diverse audience in a public relations and community outreach capacity. She has served in both fundraising and community outreach positions for The State Museum of Pennsylvania and a college performing arts center.
Please feel free to contact Mrs. Linton to see how you can get involved!