Hunter Swanson joined the Office of International Programs in August of 2012. Hunter attended Longwood University where he earned his B.A. degree in History in 2008 and participated in the Slovakia Scholars program. After graduation, he worked in the Office of International Affairs at Longwood University for 4 years. While working at Longwood, he earned an M.S. in Community and College Counseling, also from Longwood University, graduating in the spring of 2012.
At JMU, Hunter is responsible for providing immigration support services to academic departments as well as students, research scholars and professors on J-1, F-1 and H1-B visas. He also coordinates programming opportunities for international students including the Leaders in International Friendship Exchange (LIFE) program and International Student Career Day. He serves on the Harrisonburg International Festival Advisory Board, is the Advisor to the Eta Kappa Chapter of the Theta Chi Fraternity at JMU, has served as a Learning Partner for the Alternative Break Program, and is a former President of Virginia International Educators.