Helena Kaufman is originally from Poland. She is the Director of Off-Campus Studies and Lecturer in Latin American Studies at Carleton College. In addition to her studies in Poland, Portugal, and the U.S., she has broad experience teaching on the topics of national and cultural identity. In Off-Campus Studies she is involved in everything from curriculum planning to risk management for a vast array of off-campus study programs of nearly every flavor: term-length and short-term faculty-led programs, consortial and third-party provider programs, and more. She is a member of and a frequent contributor to NAFSA and the Forum on Education Abroad.