Education Abroad (EA)


Building a Strong Relationship Between Study Abroad and Financial Aid

Wednesday, May 31
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
LACC, Room 150

Partnership building across campus is essential when it comes to advocating for study abroad students, especially regarding financial aid. This session equips participants to leverage their partnership with financial aid staff to make the process easier for students, the study abroad office, and the financial aid office. This session was selected as the Region IV conference highlight.

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Ashley Ryan

Study Away Advisor
Missouri State University

Ashley Ryan is the Study Away Advisor for Missouri State University in Springfield, MO and is responsible for advising, marketing, exchange mobility, and process and system management in relation Study Away students—both outbound and inbound. Since joining the International Programs staff in 2012, she has worked in a variety of roles with international graduate admissions, immigration, process improvement, and budget management. In a small team of 4 full time staff, Ashley works to improve processes, student recruitment, and integration to improve efficiency while maintaining Study Away’s high customer service expectations. Ashley currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management with a minor in Accounting and her MBA with a focus in International Business from Missouri State University.


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Robert C. Moore

Assistant Director, Financial Aid
Missouri State University

Robert (Rob) Moore is the Associate Director of Financial Aid at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Rob received his undergraduate degree in Political Science, as well as his graduate degree in International Affairs and Administration, from Missouri State University. He began working in the Office of Student Financial Aid as a graduate assistant and has been involved in every facet of the office from determining student eligibility, processing loans, and formulating policy to accomodate evolving regulations. Rob has been involved in the wonderful world of financial aid for 9 years and has been fortunate enough to work with the Study Away Office since 2014.


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