About IPS
About IPS

International Programs and Services is dedicated to our students by providing quality services and programs for all international, study abroad, and overseas students.  The staff of IPS have all lived, worked, traveled, or studied abroad throughout their lives.  Please take a moment to learn more about the staff of IPS here.  If you would like to reach out to a specific staff member, their e-mail and phone number is listed below.  You can also contact us at IPS@ben.edu

Our office location is the Krasa Student Center, Lower Level, Room 030

David Kleinberg

Dr. David Kleinberg PhD
Director
630-829-6304
dkleinberg@ben.edu

Dr. David Kleinberg is the Director of International Programs and Services. He is a native of Ohio, a graduate of the Ohio State University (B.A.), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (M.A. and Ph.D.). He has spent time studying abroad in Germany (Dresden, Regensburg, and Berlin), teaching English in Austria as a Fulbright scholar, and conducting his dissertation research in Austria. He is responsible for all international affairs at Benedictine University: study abroad programs, international student and scholars services, and administration of the degree programs offered in China and Vietnam.


 

Marc Davidson

Marc D. Davidson
Associate Director
630-829-6346
mdavidson@ben.edu

Marc holds a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences and is completing a Master's of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior, both from Benedictine University.  He has traveled to over a dozen countries including Bolivia, Spain, and China.  Marc is dedicated in helping both international and study abroad students achieve their goals of a truly international education.  Marc advises international and study abroad students in addition to providing administrative support for BenU's degree programs taught in China and Vietnam.


 

Xiaojin Yu

Xiaojin Yu
Program Coordinator
630-829-6354
xyu@ben.edu

Xiaojin has bachelors degree in Accounting from Shanghai University and finished her MBA at Benedictine University. She loves to travel and learn more about different cultures from around the world.  Xiaojin coordinates all services and events for international students at BenU, advises international F1 students, and provides administrative support for the university's degree programs in China and Vietnam. Her greatest passion is making all of the international students to feel at home while studying at Benedictine University. 


 

Bridget (Dantong) Bai
Asia Program Coordinator
630-829-1195
dbai@ben.edu 

Bridget is working as the Asia Programs Coordinator in the department of International Programs and Services. She holds an MBA in Supply Chain & Operations Management and an MA in Applied Linguistics.  She has taught business, language, and culture courses in  China and has worked on several business internship recruitment projects with Chinese corporations.  She loves to travel all over the world and cook all different kinds of food from other cultures. Bridget is dedicated in providing administration services for BenU’s Asia Programs in China and Vietnam.