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Margaret (Peg) Reich has served as Director of International Student and Scholar Services since 2004. She earned a B.A. in English from Kalamazoo College (Michigan) in 1970 and a M.A. in Teaching from Northwestern University (Illinois) in 1971.  She studied at the Université de Clermont-Ferrand (France) in 1968-69. 

Having begun her career in education as an English teacher on the secondary level in Illinois and New Jersey, Peg then worked as an adviser to pre-health professions students at Rutgers University from 1976-79.  She came to the University at Albany and served as an academic adviser in the Center for Undergraduate Education from 1980-85.  After a brief stint teaching English as a Second Language at Union College and with the Literacy Volunteers program, Peg returned to the University at Albany as Assistant to the Director in the Office of International Programs (now Study Abroad and Exchanges) from 1998-2004.  In that position her responsibilities included handling the applications of incoming exchange students and advising American students about study abroad opportunities in South Africa, Norway and Sweden.

Peg has traveled extensively throughout Western Europe and in the summer of 1975 she escorted a student group to Montpellier, France.  She lived in Geneva, Switzerland, for a year in 1985-86.  Peg  has also visited Mexico, Morocco, South Africa and Ghana.  

Peg is a member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators and regularly attends regional and national conferences to stay abreast of changes governing the activities of international students and scholars in the U.S.  She has a special interest in Africa and is co-chair of UAlbany’s Africa Consortium.