Mobility and partnership management for international offices of higher education

QS MoveON empowers international offices to transform their student exchange journey by creating an environment in which to build and track strategic relationships. QS MoveON is quickly deployed, highly customizable and centralizes data in one convenient place.

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About QS and Gateway

Gateway International and QS MoveON help you build a successful internationalization strategy.

Gateway’s External Relations team is happy to talk with you and set up a meeting with QS.

Gateway’s External Relations team

Nichole Barbe​

Kerry Geffert

Kevin Paquette

Ian Wright

George T. Sipos

Tina Newton​

Connect with the Gateway External Relations team for a one-on-one complimentary consultation.

Nichole Barbe


Nichole Barbe has over 15 years of experience in international education, recruitment and global partnership development. She is currently working as a consultant in the field, working with institutions, private industry partners and consulting organizations.

Before making her home in New York City where she is currently based, she lived for a number of years in France, where she began her career working in international study abroad and partnership development. From France she came to New York and worked as Director of a leading ESL school based in NYC and Miami, overseeing admissions, recruitment and international student services, before joining New York Institute of Technology in 2015 and serving as Senior Director of Graduate and International admissions. She has presented at AIRC and NAFSA regional conferences and has sat on the programming committee for the Study New York association.

Her passion for international education is echoed throughout her undergraduate, graduate and professional careers. Nichole holds an M.Ed. in international teaching and education from Framingham State University, is bilingual in English and French and in total she has travelled, studied, recruited, and built partner relations in over 30 countries to date (with hopefully more to come!).

Specialization areas:

– Strategic enrollment plan development
– International admissions
– Marketing and communications
– International recruitment
– B2B business development
– SEVP and immigration compliance
– ESL pathway programs
– Global academic agreement development

Kerry Geffert


With a career spanning four decades in international education, Kerry Geffert is an experienced practitioner in a range of settings.
He has served both international populations and American study abroad students in settings that include public and private universities as well as small to medium-sized private organizations offering education abroad and technology services. His roles have included student recruitment and advising, programming, institutional relations, staff management and leadership, implementation of technology, sales and marketing. A longtime member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, he has been a frequent conference presenter and exhibitor, and has served at the regional and national levels, including Conference Chair and Chair/Lead Trainer of the highly successful Management Development Program. Geffert earned his Bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College where he majored in voice and studied in Germany, and earned his MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University.

Specialization Areas:

– Education Abroad
– Staff Management

– Career Planning
– Career Planning

Kevin Paquette


Mr. Paquette is a versatile international program management professional with nearly 20 years of success launching and growing programs in the non-profit and higher education sectors. He recently served as Founder and Program Director for International Programs and Partnerships at Tufts University. In this capacity, he partnered with domestic and international stakeholders including international governments, universities, funding agencies, and alumni to develop new partnerships and international programs for the School of Arts and Sciences.

Ian Wright


Ian Wright has over 18 years of experience in higher education, international enrollment/marketing and global partnership development/management. Working for multiple non-profits, an English language platform and a fin-tech startup, he’s responsible for channel partnerships, change management and strategic planning with senior executives.

A successful public speaker, Editor and supervisor, Ian’s presented at various international conferences and published multiple industry reports.

Ian holds a MS Ed. from Hunter College and a BS from Cornell University.

George T. Sipos


George T. Sipos is an international education strategy, student enrollment, digitalization, and partnerships specialist, with over 20 years of experience in Europe, Japan and the United States in the higher education, corporate, consulting, and non-profit environments. Over the years George managed major partnership endeavors between global corporations and universities, was part of university founding teams and started several entrepreneurial projects. He holds a doctorate degree in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago.

Tina Newton


Accomplished multilingual international education executive with extensive experience in comprehensive internationalization. A
demonstrated success in conceptualizing, coordinating, and executing projects and programs with a high-level of detail and a
complex set of stakeholder interests. Expert communicator and presenter, able to foster positive cross-functional relationships
and a culture of collaboration. Passionate international education advocate with proven history of applying best practices and
developing student-centered strategies with a global and intercultural focus leading to student success and academic

Areas of specialization: 

– Comprehensive internationalization
– International partnerships/agreements
– Education abroad
– International students and scholars/immigration

Mark Beirn


An experienced global researcher and administrator, Mark Beirn brings a critical approach to risk management, factoring structural racism and identity-based violence into his rubric for supporting equitable global mobility.

Specialization Areas:

– Global Risk Management
– Education Abroad
– Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in International Education
– Health and Safety
– Curriculum Development


Stephen Appiah-Padi​


Stephen Appiah-Padi is an international educator with several years of teaching and administrative experience in both 4 and 2-year HEIs. An experienced global education practitioner-scholar, with a demonstrated history of success in the field.

Dr. Appiah-Padi has a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in Educational Policy & Administration with a specialization in International/Intercultural Education.

At Northwestern College, he provided oversight in the administration of education abroad and international student services. In Lansing, Michigan, he first oversaw diversity and intercultural education at Lansing Community College, and later created the Center for International and Intercultural Education (CIIE) which merged intercultural engagement and international education programs of the institution, and he became its first director. Additionally, Dr. Appiah-Padi taught a course, “Diversity in the American Workplace”, to undergraduate management students of the College. In his current position, he provides leadership and vision in advancing strategic internationalization initiatives, including international partnerships and study abroad programs at Bucknell University.

Dr Appiah-Padi has created and facilitated several workshops for faculty and staff development in higher education and in business organizations. He has presented at several national and international conferences. In NAFSA, among several volunteer leadership positions, he has served as Dean of the Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication Workshop, the Leadership Development Committee member, Chair of the Africa Special Interest Group, and a Fellow of the Global Fellowship Program for mentoring emerging leaders of internationalization in African HEIs. He currently serves as a member of the NAFSA Board of Directors.

Specialization Areas:

– Education Abroad
– International education leadership development
– Intercultural education and engagement
– International partnerships and linkages

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Rosa Almoguera


Dr. Rosa Almoguera has worked as an international educator for over twenty years. She was trained as a Hispanic Philologist at the Universidad Complutense, in Madrid, and did her M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania. Her Ph.D., from Universidad Complutense included a field study and edition of written balladry “Romancero”. During many years Rosa combined teaching and her role as a senior administrator at the Fundación Ortega-Marañón in Toledo, Spain. At the Foundation, Rosa directed and, in many cases created, programs for the University of Minnesota, Notre Dame, Princeton, Ohio State, Arcadia, and the University of Chicago. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, University of Portland, and Interamericana de Puerto Rico.

Beginning in 2016, Rosa works as an international education consultant for both public and private European and US higher education institutions. Rosa has been successful in developing new partnerships and programs, as well as helping improve already existing ones.

Rosa is a member of Forum and NAFSA and has presented with higher education professionals on innovative academic and research programming, STEM in study abroad and Nationalism in Europe. Rosa is currently completing the final Professional Certification from the Forum on Education Abroad.

Specialization Areas:

– Student services
– Education abroad programming
– Institutional partnerships
– Education and training