Mike Bonadies

Class of 2013
Major/Minor: International Studies, Economics

“At the heart of understanding is experiencing”


Mike Bonadies is an Economics and International Studies major who is from South Jersey. He has spent three semesters and three summers abroad living in various countries across the Middle East and Europe. For three years Mike worked in the Office of International Programs as a Peer Mentor and as a Study Abroad Adviser where he worked with both international students and WAC exchange students. Mike is also involved as a Junior Associate with the Institute of Religion, Politics, and Society. There he studied at Oxford University and researched heretical Islam.  Mike is now working for Stanley Black and Decker in their Student Leadership Program as a Sales/Management Specialist.

Campus Involvement

Majors: International Studies and Economics

Minors: Religion and Philosophy

Concentration: Global Business Studies and Near Eastern Studies

Language: Moroccan Arabic

International Education:

  • Summer ‘10 and Spring ’ 11 - Al Akhawayn University, Morocco
  • Fall ‘11 and Spring ‘12 - Bogazici University, Turkey
  • Summer ‘12 - Dar Loughat, Morocco 

On-Campus Involvement:

  • International Peer Mentor
  • International Studies Council, Vice President’10
  • Junior Associate of Institute of Religion, Politics, and Society
  • Peer Study Abroad Adviser
  • Simon M. Hultman International Studies Memorial Study Abroad Award
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon
  • Phi Sigma Tau
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Dr. Davy H. McCall Prize in International Economics