Meet Our Study Abroad Team

Office of Study Abroad Team

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at:
T: 305-348-1913


Susy Gómez, Associate Director

Susy works primarily with students coming to FIU’s International Student Exchange program through our partner institutions. She also works with FIU faculty members throughout the program proposal process and with students going on FIU Study Abroad programs and internships abroad. As the Fulbright Program Advisor, she offers guidance and support to FIU students applying to the Fulbright US Student Program.Susy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education, both from the University of Miami. She has years of experience in higher education, particularly with international students. She has traveled throughout the Americas and Europe and participated in a mission trip to Australia. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and singing.

Enna Alcaine, Budget Coordinator


Enna monitors and manages all departmental budgets and also coordinates the recruitment efforts for the Genoa study abroad programs. She is responsible for large events, such as the Study Abroad Fairs and Welcome Back Reception, preparing the corresponding promotional materials. She also handles all office transactions and activities, providing information to students visiting or calling the office. Finally, she enrolls study abroad students in the health insurance plan and in the State Department registration. Enna enjoys traveling and has visited Europe several times. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Marketing and Finance from the University of Miami.

Quincy Owens, Academic Advisor

Quincy works with FIU students participating in the International Student Exchange program through our partner institutions around the world. He manages student transcripts and credit approval while also being the primary point of contact regarding the Gilman and Freeman Asia Scholarships. Quincy is a Pennsylvania State University Alumnus with two bachelor’s degrees in International Politics and Spanish. While studying at Penn State, Quincy studied in Madrid for a semester. He returned to Madrid after graduation in order to participate in the Language and Culture Assistant program, teaching English in a public elementary school. Quincy loves playing and watching tennis, discovering new music, and enjoying the company of family and friends.

Autumn Brucato, MS,  Program Coordinator


Ariana Argüello, Program Coordinator


Ariana works primarily with students doing international internships and international services. She also manages our website and social media. Ariana holds a bachelor in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Spanish and Economics from FIU, and is currently pursuing a law degree at FIU. While studying business, she participated in the International Student Exchange to France. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Destiny Lawson, Program Assistant

Destiny assists the study abroad staff with the daily office functions. She also manages our study abroad program payments for the students and faculty directors. Destiny holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from FIU, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. She studied abroad at FIU in a Faculty-Led Program in London, England on the Criminal Justice in London Program during her undergraduate studies. She enjoys visiting museums and volunteering in the community.