Education Abroad (EA)

90-minute Conference Session

Federal Government Resources for Health and Safety Abroad

Thursday, October 20
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: Vanderbilt

Learn about the assistance the U.S. Department of State can provide to U.S. students, faculty, and administrators while traveling, studying, or living overseas. Resources include travel warnings and travel alerts, passports, and emergency assistance. Representatives from the U.S. Department of State have been invited to present.

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Maura Cassells

Regional Director, Northeast
AIFS Study Abroad

Maura Cassells is the Regional Director of University Relations at AIFS Study Abroad, and has the pleasure of working with universities in NAFSA regions X and XI. Before working with AIFS college programs, she served as the Director of AIFS high school study abroad programming. Maura previously worked at the Institute of International Education, assisting both U.S. students studying abroad, as well as international students coming in the States.
Maura holds a BA in Art History from the University of Massachusetts and an MS in Organizational Leadership in Higher Education from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.


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Elizabeth Allsworth

Assistant Director
Johnson & Wales University-Rhode Island Study Abroad

Elizabeth Allsworth is the Assistant Director of Study Abroad at Johnson & Wales University and has been instrumental in creating and managing the Study Abroad office since 2003. Elizabeth’s background with international students services at the University of Montana, job development for refugees in western Montana, and the Japan Exchange and Teaching program is combined with her studies at the SIT Graduate Institute to create a commitment to intercultural learning and building ethnorelative awareness. At Johnson & Wales University, Elizabeth has been integral in the development of the practices and procedures related to application management, program development, and crisis response.


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