Education Abroad (EA)


Preparing for and Responding to Mental Health Emergencies in Education Abroad

Tuesday, May 30
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LACC, Room 408B

As increased numbers of students matriculate with diagnosed mental health issues, education abroad professionals must address mental health’s impact on programming. Through discussion and case studies, this session offers strategies to collaborate with on-campus entities, as well as partners and students, to address mental health issues abroad.

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Brad Sekulich

Director, Office of Education Abroad
University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Brad joined the Office of Education Abroad at UNC Charlotte in 2002, where he has spent 16 of his 22 years in the field of Education Abroad. Brad earned BAs in Spanish and History and an MA in European History, focusing on Russian historians in the late imperial and early Soviet periods at UNC Wilmington. He spent a semester during graduate school studying at the Gornii Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia. Brad believes all students should experience study abroad because it will change their lives in the most incredible ways and encourages all professionals in international education to take leadership roles when they are able.


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Nancy Campbell

Vice President of Enrollment Management
International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)

Nancy Campbell currently serves as the Vice President for Enrollment Management at ISEP. She holds a BA in French from Wake Forest University and a MA in International Education from the George Washington University. She joined ISEP in 2009 as the Program Officer for France and Switzerland managing both the exchange of incoming and outgoing students. She has also held the position of Regional Director of Mediterranean Europe and the Baltic countries where she managed member relations with international partners. Before becoming Vice President, Nancy served as Assistant Vice President for Program Operations helping to streamline and simplify application and enrollment processes. In her current position, Nancy is the chair of the health and safety task force and is involved the compliance efforts for GDPR. She currently serves as a volunteer leader in the NAFSA Education Abroad Knowledge Community as Network Coordinator.


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Kim Priebe

Director, Study Abroad
NC State University

Kim Priebe is the Director of Study Abroad in the Office of Global Engagement at North Carolina State University. Previously she served as Senior Associate Director and Manager of Health and Safety for 6 years. Kim has over 15 years of international higher education experience, with expertise in risk management and crisis response in study abroad; faculty-led program development; and student advising of both outgoing and incoming exchange students. Her areas of interests include mental health and self-care in education abroad, and mentoring those new to the field. She is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in education abroad, and works to create access for all students at NC State. Recently Kim and her team celebrated surpassing NC State’s Generation Study Abroad goal by increasing study abroad participation overall and among underrepresented students by well over 50%. Kim currently serves as the NAFSA Region VII State Rep for North Carolina, and on the UNC System University Council on International Programs' Task Force for Risk Management in Study Abroad. Kim’s interest in languages and cultures led her to study abroad as an undergraduate in Spain, and later in Costa Rica.


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Jennifer A. Lund

Associate Dean for International Education
Agnes Scott College

Jennifer A. Lund is the Associate Dean for International Education in the Center for Global Learning at Agnes Scott College and is member of the Education faculty. She earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education with a specialization in cross-cultural counseling from the University of Florida and has worked in international education and cross-cultural communications training for over thirty years with experience in large state universities, a statewide University System office and currently at a liberal arts college for women. She has chaired the state and regional NAFSA groups and has served on a variety of national task forces and working groups. She received two Fulbright awards for international education administrators and after each award served for three years on Fulbright Review panels. She served a three year term as the Liberal Arts College representative to the National Review Panel for the U.S. Department of State sponsored Gilman International Scholarship Program and chaired NAFSA's Professional Pathways Task Force, which resulted in the NAFSA International Education Education Professional Competencies.


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