Central College Abroad welcomes Blaire Modic as new director
Central College is proud to introduce Blaire Modic as the director of study abroad. Modic’s leadership in study abroad programs and experiences in international living span many continents. He has lived and worked in San Jose, Costa Rica and most recently lived in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In previous positions, Modic has served as the country director for Global Works in Costa Rica, where he also managed programs in Nicaragua and Panama. He developed and directed a Spanish language program with Global Players in Guatemala after successful sessions in Prague where he directed the Study Abroad Program and the Prague Intern Abroad Program. Most recently, Modic served as program leader and discussion facilitator for the Morocco Exchange Program, of which Central College is a part.
Modic’s rich and varied background includes administrative responsibilities in both academic program development and student services. As department chair at St. Andrew’s School (Fla.), he was responsible for curricular development for six languages and an international faculty of twenty. He has been the associate director of Program Development and Risk Management for Global Players, supporting programs in Prague, Amsterdam, Central Europe and Guatemala.
As an undergraduate, Modic spent a semester in Ecuador with the School for International Training’s program in culture and development. He received his bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College with majors in both Spanish and international studies. Modic’s master’s thesis focused on questions of identity and marginality in Mexico and Peru. He also completed coursework at the Middlebury Language Schools in Guadalajara, Mexico (Spanish language) and at the Vermont campus (Arabic language). In the past three years, Modic has pursued his interest in Arabic, studying in Egypt, Morocco and Jordan.
A steadfast believer in the power of authentic global experiences, Modic brings vision and field experience to the study abroad team at Central College. He looks forward to meeting members of the greater Central College Abroad community and supporting students as they discover the world abroad.
Modic stopping for a photo in front of the magnificent Blue Mosque, Istanbul.