Meet the Global Engagement Team

The Global Learning Team supports organized learning experiences for full time students and faculty and staff that take place abroad. The team also supports exchange students pursuing studies in Canada, along with students seeking opportunities outside of Canada. The team encourages all students  in gaining international exposure both locally and abroad through faculty led exchanges and study abroad programs.

Contact Us

Email: glo [at] (glo[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Location: Room J137 at Fennell Campus
Director: Peter Bondy
Manager: Sandra Gruosso

Portrait of Sandra Gruosso

Sandra Gruosso
Manager, International Partnerships and Programs

Since my first international educational experience as a student, I've been drawn to support those who are starting a new journey - within a new country or in their academic career. With over twenty years of working in post-secondary education, I have been fortunate that my career has allowed me to have traveled to over twenty countries, gaining extensive experience as an International Education Professional.

Phone: +1 905-575-1212 ext. 3634
Email: sandra.gruosso [at] (sandra[dot]gruosso[at]mohawkcollege[dot]ca)
Language: English, French, Italian, and Spanish

Blake Rubini
Global Learning Support Officer
Interim to November 2024

My role focuses on inbound and outbound student mobility projects. For outbound mobility, I help build projects that send Mohawk students to new countries. Once there, they learn valuable, job-ready skills. Our projects expand students cultural competencies, soft skills, and hard skills for more globally competitive employability. I personally went on one of these trips as a student, which helps me in this role. On the inbound side, I facilitate bringing exchange students into Canada, where they learn at Mohawk College. This involves helping them complete important documents, registration, and generally set them up for success.

Language: English