Jane Etish-Andrews

Adjunct Faculty, International Higher Education


Jane’s approach to teaching is rooted in her extensive experience as a practitioner in the field of International Education.  Over the course of 35 years working in student affairs, Jane has been motivated by an unwavering commitment to meeting the needs of international students, scholars and faculty in the Boston area.

Jane has spent much of her career working at Tufts University as well as at Boston University, and has been affiliated with Lesley University since 1983, when she created the track of International Student Advising. Today, she serves as the Lesley’s Special Advisor to students overseeing internships and independent studies.

Beyond her work on campuses in the Boston area, Jane also has served in several leadership roles in the international community.  In addition to her longstanding leadership work with NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Jane also serves on the Board of Directors for the Irish International Immigrant Center, a non-profit organization in Boston that assists and advocates for newly arrived immigrants. In 2001, she was awarded the Sally M. Heym Award for her outstanding contributions to the field of international education as a mentor and as a source of information and wisdom.

Jane’s areas of expertise include: Immigration Advising; Cross-Cultural Counseling; Diversity & Inclusion; Career Counseling; International Living & Learning Models; Alumni Development; Fundraising, Judicial Affairs & Teaching English as a Second Language.


“International Undergraduate Student Experiences: A Multi-Institutional View"

“International Student Experience at Tufts University"

“Career Planning Guide for International Students"


B.A., French Language & Literature, Boston University
M.Ed., Teaching English as a Second Language, Boston University