Roberto Luiz Arruda Oliveira has been selected as the new Director of International Student Services and Study Abroad at Berklee College of Music. Roberto will support Berklee’s mission and strategic global focus by overseeing international student services and engagement strategies, as well as programs, exchanges and experiences for Berklee students studying abroad.
Roberto served most recently as the Director of International Student Academic Success at the University of Colorado Boulder. During his tenure at UCB Roberto facilitated faculty and staff professional development on topics such as intercultural communication, inclusive pedagogy and international student transition to the US higher educational system. An international student himself, Roberto earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music as a saxophone principal at the Universidade de Brasília. He then continued his education in the United States at Kent State University completing a Masters of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language and a Certificate of Internationalization of Higher Education. He is currently completing his doctoral dissertation in higher education administration at Kent State.