Education Abroad (EA)


The Beaten Path: An Exploration of Education Abroad Advising Structures

Friday, June 2
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LACC, Room 511

Each study abroad office has their own advising structure; some are defined while others tend to be more arbitrary. This session explores the benefits and challenges of the more common models of advising, presented by international educators who currently employ that model. This discussion-based session is ideal for professionals of all levels.

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Allison Kretschmar

Study Abroad Advisor
University of South Carolina-Columbia

I have worked with University of South Carolina students for 5 years, most recently in the role of study abroad advisor. I completed my M.Ed. in Higher Education in 2015, and my international experiences include study abroad, work abroad, and travel.


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Lynn Butler

Coordinator, Global Programs
Miami University

Lynn is a native of Newport News, Virginia. She received her bachelors degree from the University of Virginia and her MA in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute. She is currently the Coordinator in Oxford, Ohio of Miami University's John E. Dolibois European Center.


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Miko McFarland

Executive Director of Education Abroad & Exchanges
University of Kentucky

Miko McFarland, Executive Director of Education Abroad & Exchanges at the University of Kentucky, oversees the education abroad office within the International Center, which includes all aspects of faculty-directed, exchange, partner and consortia, internships and for-credit community engagement programs.

McFarland completed a bachelor of arts in anthropology and Master of international affairs and administration at Missouri State University. She served as Missouri State University's Study Away Advisor for four years before transitioning to a leadership role at the University of Kentucky.

McFarland plays an active role within international education, maintaining an active presence on regional, national and international advisory boards. She is a member of NAFSA Trainer Corps, a NAFSA Academy alum and contributing author to a NAFSA publication. McFarland regularly presents sessions that promote best practices in education abroad programming, international risk management and faculty engagement.


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Angela M. Perryman

Director, Office of Study Abroad
University of Kansas

Angela Perryman is the Director of Study Abroad at the University of Kansas (KU). In this role, she provides vision, leadership, and advocacy in developing strategies for strengthening study abroad programming at KU and integrating international study, research, internships and service experiences into each of KU’s undergraduate majors. She previously served as the Region II chair and as the Spain country coordinator on the NAFSA Consular Affairs Liaison Subcommittee of the Education Abroad Regulatory Practice Committee. She earned her Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas in 2007and an MA in Latin American studies from KU in 2002.


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