Danny Vander Ploeg

Danny Vander Ploeg

Study Abroad Coordinator, Senior
Danny Vander Ploeg
University Services Building
888 N Euclid Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 626-9664

Before venturing out into the world, Danny grew up in Michigan.  During his time at Michigan State University, he studied abroad in Vienna, Austria where he had a transformative travel experience meeting new people, seeing different ways of living, and exploring some of the most interesting parts of Europe.  After graduating, he was looking for more adventures abroad, so he joined the Peace Corps where he taught English in a small village in southern Kazakhstan.  After returning from Kazakhstan, Danny still had the travel bug, so he spent another six months exploring Central America.  He then moved to Tucson where he worked at the Arizona State Museum while he earned an MA in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arizona.  Danny loves to travel, absorb culture, explore nature, spend time with his family, and play with his very rambunctious dog. 

Advises for: Austria, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Global Engineering Education Exchange (GE3), Medieval Europe Study Tour