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International Accelerator Program

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Lauren Stone

Title: Managing Director
International Accelerator Program
Phone: 803-767-6402

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Lauren Stone has been the Managing Director of the International Accelerator Program since 2015 when it launched. She has a long career working with international student exchange, starting in the diplomatic service and working in leadership positions with exchange organizations and universities. Lauren grew up San Francisco but has lived all over the U.S., in Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Mexico. She has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA from Columbia University and an MBA from Walden University.

International Experience 

Lauren has lived, worked and studied in Germany, the former East Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Mexico and Switzerland.  She has visited over 50 countries and loves nothing more than hiking the mountains and learning the culture of countries all over the globe.

Columbia Favorites 

Main Street and its many cafes and music venues, as well as the Nickelodean (art theater).

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