Derek Brendel, MA

Derek Brendel
Phone: (619) 260-4598
Office: Serra Hall 201C

International Studies Abroad Coordinator: Latin America, Spain & Portugal

  • MA, London Metropolitan University
  • BA, Point Loma Nazarene University

From a young age Derek has had a strong interest in travel and exploring new places. His first significant exposures abroad came during his undergraduate study where he spent semesters in Msida, Malta and Swansea, Wales. These study abroad programs were the most formative educational experiences of his life and set him on a path to complete his M.A abroad. He has not looked back in terms of and collecting international travel experiences and continuing his personal education. To date, he has been fortunate to have lived, worked, studied, and traveled in 35+ countries. He has worked professionally in various capacities ranging from interning for the US Department of State in The Hague, Netherlands, sailing around the world coordinating activities on-board a floating university known as The Scholar Ship, and teaching English in Lima, Peru. Collectively, these experiences have given him key insight into helping advise students at the University of San Diego. Derek is a firm believer in the many merits of an international education and feels blessed to be in an environment where he is able to aid USD students in making the best possible choices regarding educational programs abroad.