Brad Stepan

Director of North American Operations, DIS – Study Abroad in Scandinavia


Brad Stepan is the Director of North American Operations for DIS – Study Abroad in Scandinavia. Founded in 1959, DIS is a Danish non-profit study abroad foundation with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm. Brad has worked in International Education for over 20 years, and he has held various roles at DIS since 1996. Brad is the 2011 recipient of NAFSA’s Lily von Klemperer Award. He sits on the DIS Executive Team and manages strategic oversight of DIS Enrollment, Institutional Relations, Outreach, and Administration at the North American Office based in Minneapolis. Prior to his time at DIS, Brad worked with international students on U.S. work exchange programs and in Human Resources. As a first-generation college student, Brad studied abroad in both Denmark and Mexico, and he worked abroad in London and Sydney. Brad received his B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Minnesota and his M.Ed. in Student Affairs & Higher Education Administration from the University of Wisconsin.