OISP Contacts




Kenneth Yanes

Dep. Director, Office of International Studies & Programs

kyanes@jjay.cuny.edu // Make an appointment


Kenneth oversees all operations of study-abroad programs at John Jay College. He works closely with faculty and partner institutions to establish new and recurring academic programs abroad and to map global experiences into each department's curriculum. He joined John Jay College from Princeton University where he served as Assistant Director of Study Abroad. Prior to Princeton, he served as Associate Director of International Programs and Adjunct Lecturer of International Studies at The City College of New York, CUNY. Kenneth has served also as Visiting Faculty at the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute, where he taught and advised MA candidates during their capstone projects. With more than a decade of professional and academic experience in the field of international education, Kenneth specializes in international development education, internationalization of curriculum, experiential learning and teaching, and language acquisition abroad.


His current research interests include the linguistic self-esteem of heritage-language learners abroad, bilingualism in contemporary Maya literary production in Guatemala, and the maintenance of indigenous languages in Latin America. Kenneth earned his BA (summa cum laude) in French Literature & Medieval Studies from Rutgers University; MA in Intercultural Management & International Education from SIT Graduate Insitute; MA in Latin American, Caribbean, & Latinx Studies from CUNY Graduate Center; ABD in Comparative & International Development Education from University of Minnesota. Kenneth is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and some Portuguese and is learning Swedish and German.



Daniel Braslavsky
Coordinator, Study-Abroad Programs

dbraslavsky@jjay.cuny.edu // Make an appointment


Daniel advises students on JJC-run and -affiliated study-abroad programs best suited for the College's unique majors. A proud alumnus of John Jay College, he participated on a variety of study-abroad programs. His first experience abroad was for a full semester at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in Florence, Italy where he completed coursework on international organizations, organized crime, and Italian culture. His second experience was during the January term at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya (IDC Herzliya), Israel where he studied Middle Eastern affairs and counterterrorism. His third experience was on a faculty-led, summer program with Professor Yuliya Zabyelina in Vienna, Austria where he learned firsthand from the integral members of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, co-authored a case study on Europol for the international SHERLOC (Sharing Electronic Resources & Law on Crime) database. To the OISP, Daniel brings his excitement for and dedication to campus internationalization so that all Bloodhounds get to have a significant international experience here in NYC and abroad.

Daniel earned his BA in International Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science at John Jay College, CUNY and is currently pursuing his MA in International Relations at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York, CUNY. His current research focus is on European and Russian politics. Daniel is fluent in English, Russian, and some Italian and is learning German.