Office of International Education

(251) 460-7053

Title Name
Executive Director for Global Engagement Dr. Bri Ard
Assistant Director of International Programs Ms. Shawn Dillard
Education Abroad Advisor Ms. Jan-Dominique Santos
International Programs Assistant Ms. Elizabeth Calhoun

The Office of International Education provides to the University community information and support on international initiatives and is responsible for Education Abroad, student exchange and international partnerships as well as providing assistance with visiting international delegations, reviewing and approving university related travel abroad for students, faculty, and staff. OIE is actively involved in facilitating international academic exchange programs and additional international agreements for the University.

The Office of International Education is available for collaboration with local governmental, business and community organizations that foster international cooperation, exchange and understanding. All existing or proposed international programs, exchanges, contracts and grants are reviewed and registered with the Office of International Education. The director chairs the University Council on International Education and Scholarship (USACIES), whose members are appointed by the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and charged with disseminating information, developing, and guiding policy and planning for USA in the international arena.

Study Abroad

The Office of International Education administers all USA Education Abroad Programs and international cooperation agreements/ contracts. In addition, the Director of International Education works in collaboration with University deans, division heads and directors responsible for curriculum and faculty development.

All USA students who plan to participate in a study, research, internship, work or virtual abroad opportunity must contact the Office of International Education for information on program advising and approval procedures.