Education Abroad (EA)


Education Abroad Visas: Critical Updates for Study Abroad Advisers

Thursday, June 1
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
LACC, Room 515A

This session provides study abroad advisers with updates on student visa procedures for France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and other countries. NAFSA Consular Affairs Liaison (CAL) Subcommittee members will lead discussions for each of the country groups. Embassy officials have been invited.

Learning Objectives:

David S. Younger

Director of Study Abroad
University of Notre Dame

David S. Younger is the Director of Study Abroad at the University of Notre Dame. Originally from southern California, Younger earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Franciscan University of Steubenville. During his undergraduate years, Younger completed overseas study in both Austria and Mexico and completed an international service program at an orphanage in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Immediately following graduation, Younger worked for a study abroad program on-site in Austria for four years. While in Austria, Younger also taught conversational English classes for non-native speakers. Upon returning to the United States, Younger completed a Master’s Degree in Higher Education at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.

Throughout his 17 year career in International Education, Younger has gained proficiency in Spanish, German, and Italian and has traveled extensively in Europe and into Central America and the Middle East. Younger has worked at universities both large and small and both public and private. At the University of Notre Dame, he collaborates with faculty on study abroad program design, advises students on a variety of study abroad programs, and manages the day-to-day operations of the Study Abroad Office. Younger has advised for study abroad programs in Asia, Australia, South and Central America, Europe, and the Middle East. As a leader within NAFSA, Younger is the chair of the Consular Affairs Liaison subcommittee within the Education Abroad and Regulatory Practice (EARP) committee.


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Miguel Ayllon

Director of Study Abroad
University of Missouri-Columbia International Center

Dr. Miguel Ayllon is originally from Lima, Peru, and holds an Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis PhD from the University of Missouri (MU). Dr. Ayllon works as Director of Study Abroad at the University of Missouri.
He formerly served as Director of International Engineering and STEM programs, a position shared by the MU College of Engineering and the MU International Center. During Dr. Ayllon's tenure, the College of Engineering reached record study abroad enrollment and the college's first academic collaborations with Latin America were developed. In his current position as Director of Study Abroad, Dr. Ayllon provides vision, leadership, and management to design transformative global experiential learning opportunities for MU students.


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Jason Sanderson

Assistant Director of Curriculum Integration and Assessment
Georgetown University

Jason Sanderson, Ph.D. is the Assistant Director of Curriculum Integration and Assessment at Georgetown University's Office of Global Education, where he has advised students interested in a variety of programs in Europe and Africa since 2004. He works closely with faculty on issues related to language learning abroad as well as curricular deans regarding program development and evaluation. Dr. Sanderson’s current research focuses on language attitudes and identity and his Master’s thesis focused on perceptions of sexual identity and study abroad. He is a member of the CUPA Academic Advisory Board, the Junior Year in Munich Executive Advisory Committee and represents NAFSA’s Consular Affairs Liaison Subcommittee on the greater Education Abroad Regulatory Practice Committee.


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Laurence Tuccori

Education Abroad Advisor & Exchanges Coordinator
University of Kentucky

Laurence Tuccori has worked as education abroad advisor and exchanges coordinator at University of Kentucky since 2013. In this position he serves as EA advisor to the UK colleges of Education, Business and Economics, and Honors, and oversees UK's 50+ bi-lateral and multi-lateral student exchange programs. Laurence joined NAFSA's EA Consular Affairs Liaison Subcommittee in 2009 as liaison to the British Consulate in Chicago, and has served as Country Coordinator for the United Kingdom team since 2012.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in England and his Master’s degree in the USA.


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