John Arboleda


Undergraduate Degree
  • Class of 1996
  • IDP Major(s): Latin American Studies Major
  • Additional Master's Degree(s): Coro Fellows Program in Leadership & Public Affairs, Class of 1999
  • While At UCLA

    Study Abroad: UC EAP Argentina, 1995 Chile, 1995. Awards: LLOP Fellow

    View research paper, thesis, or dissertation: kqhvcfyg_0zz.docx

    After UCLA

    John Arboleda is the managing director of NOYO Global Engagement and the former director of international alumni affairs at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. John has more than 15 years of experience in the field of higher education. He started his career in the office of the president at the University of California, and he has lead student engagement programs at a number of U.S. institutions.

    Since 2005, he has worked in international management education and has held positions with Frankfurt University and worked with the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. At ESADE, Arboleda was responsible for developing and implementing a global engagement strategy for the more than 10,000 alumni living abroad across 32 international chapters and fostering an alumni culture amongst ESADEĀ“s international programs that represent more than 500 students from more than 45 countries.

    He serves on the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) European Annual Conference Committee and Co-Chair the Alumni Relations Track. The Financial Times published an article written by John entitled, The Importance of Engaging Alumni Overseas (May, 2013) and he has presented at EFMD and EAIE. John is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and is an US expat and overseas alumnus for over ten years.

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    Advice for Current International Institute IDP Students

    I would encourage students to become truly global. One is not born global but becomes global, and it is vital that we understand the world in which we live in. And, to do so requires that we experience life outside our own lives by traveling, meeting new people, challenging ourselves, and stretching our boundaries. The world is becoming more and more global everyday and we can only understand it if we experience it by participating in it.

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