Mission Statement

The Office of International Affairs & Diplomacy actively supports UVU's global engagement efforts by:

  • Advancing UVU's presence and prestige in the international community;
  • Helping UVU students become globally competent graduates;
  • Promoting cultural literacy and diversity both on campus and in the community;
  • Creating opportunities for engaged learning and regional economic development through cultural exchanges and diplomatic visits.

 

 

Amy Barnett

Amy Barnett

Coordinator of Global Engagement

Amy Barnett comes to UVU as a skilled international events manager, having acted as the primary relations liaison between mostly Russian speaking National Olympic Committees/dignitaries and the organizing committees for both the Salt Lake 2002 and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. 

She has a degree from Brigham Young University in Russian language and area studies,  six years of international customer service management/training experience. She began her volunteer service as a young "hugger" at the Special Olympics and had continued this tradition in collaboration with with LDS international charities and a variety of Russian non-profit organizations. She also worked as a visa and travel agent, as well as a Russian interpreter in Utah and English teacher in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Amy is a passionate traveler and loves to share her insights and experiences of favorite places abroad. She uses her creativity to enrich international hosting events at UVU and her work environment.

Rainy Bun

Rainy Bun

Office Assistant of Global Engagement

“Good things come to those who work hard and never give up.” This quote is always my motivation to work harder to achieve what I have been dreamed of since I was a little girl and maintain my path towards my goal. 

My name is Marany Bun, but people call me Rainy. I’m an international student here at UVU. I’m from Cambodia, a little small but beautiful and amazing cultured country, which is surrounded by Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. I have started my college journey with UVU since the beginning of 2016, and I got hired as a student assistant at the Office of Global Engagement in my sophomore year.

Before coming to the United States, I took a short language course in Korea. Even though it was such a short period, I met many good friends and gained a lot of new experiences. Besides studying, I have always been in love with traveling. I went to most of the countries in Asia and learned a lot about their wonderful culture and lifestyles.