About the Office of International Education

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OIE serves students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders with a hybrid approach that includes both virtual and in-person services.  While most services are provided virtually, some matters require in-person meetings. When meeting in-person is required, an OIE staff member will contact you directly to schedule a mutually agreeable day and time for the meeting. OIE is respecting social distancing and cleaning protocols as described in “Tech Moving Forward”. 

International Students and Scholars: Drop-in AdvisingMake an AppointmentAdvising Information info@oie.gatech.edu
Education Abroad: Make an Appointment  education.abroad@oie.gatech.edu
Global Research & Internship Program: Make an Appointment  education.abroad@oie.gatech.edu
International Plan Undergraduate Designation Program: Make an Appointment internationalplan@oie.gatech.edu
On-Campus Internationalization : Information Contact Page
For all other inquiries:  Refer to our staff list

Mission Statement

Mission

OIE provides leadership and advocacy for pursuing and supporting Georgia Tech’s international education goals through student and scholar mobility, on-campus internationalization, and intercultural engagement. In collaboration with our campus and community partners, OIE expands the Institute’s global footprint and ensures that we develop good global citizens.

Vision

OIE will set the standard for international education among the leading technological universities. OIE will champion meaningful intercultural experiences that prepare the Georgia Tech community for global leadership.

 


OIE Staff



Leadership

Education Abroad Staff

education.abroad@gatech.edu
globalinternships@oie.gatech.edu
Make an Appointment for Study Abroad Advising
Make an Appointment for Global Research & Internship Advising

  • Meghan Greene Penland
    Associate Director of Education Abroad
    Student Engagement, Education Abroad Policies & Procedures, Student Intl.Travel Registry, Intercultural Training, Re-entry Programming, & Education Abroad Data & Assessment
  • Mary Alice Allen
    Associate Director of Education Abroad
    GT Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs & Embedded Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs
  • Caroline Cully Garbers
    Associate Director of Education Abroad
    GT Exchange Programs & the Global Internship Program
  • Meg Sonstroem
    Education Abroad Advisor
    GT Exchanges in Asia, Oceania, & the Middle East
  • Cassy McInnis
    Education Abroad Advisor
    GT Exchanges in Europe, Latin America, & Africa
  • Hannah Moon
    Global Internship Advisor
    Global Internship Advising for College of Computing (including ECE Majors), College of Design, College of Liberal Arts, & Employer Relations
  • Samantha Abbey
    Global Internship Advisor
    Global Internship Advising for College of Engineering, College of Business, and College of Sciences, & Campus Partners
  • Ashlee Toomey-Flinn
    Education Abroad Advisor
    Scholarships for Education Abroad, Student Engagement, Education Abroad Recruitment, & Underrepresented Students in Education Abroad
  • Andrea Henriquez
    Education Abroad Advisor
    General Faculty-led Study Abroad Advising, Oxford Summer Program, & Pacific Spring Study Abroad Program to Australia/New Zealand/Fiji
  • Jesse Malone Ferreira
    Education Abroad Coordinator
    GT Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs, ISYE Summer Programs in Asia & Europe, & Transient Student Advising 
  • Elizabeth Reese
    Education Abroad Coordinator
     Education Abroad Program Support, Student Engagement, Education Abroad Events, Non-GT Programs, Student Intl. Travel Registry/International Academic Projects, & Peer Advisors

International Student and Scholar Services Staff

info@oie.gatech.edu
Make an Appointment for Advising
Advising Information

  • Bryony Higgins
    Associate Director of International Student and Scholar Services
  • Policies and Procedures for the F Student Program/International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Kathleen Kirk
    Assistant Director of International Student and Scholar Services
    Incoming Exchange Students/Programming/International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Vacant
    Senior International Student and Scholar Advisor & SEVIS Coordinator
    International Student and Scholar Advising/SEVIS Compliance
  • Cortney Johnson
    Senior International Student and Scholar Advisor
    International Student and Scholar Advising/Out-of-State Tuition Waivers
  • Libby Davis
    International Student and Scholar Advisor
    International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Sarah Scott 
    International Student and Scholar Advisor
    International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Evelyn Hill
    International Student and Scholar Advisor
    International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Kayli Harlan
    International Student and Scholar Advisor
    International Student and Scholar Advising/Student Engagement
  • Casey Giacomini
    International Student and Scholar Advisor
    International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Scott Bleiweis
    International Student and Scholar Advisor
    International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Leyu Wondwossen
    International Student and Scholar Coordinator
    International Student and Scholar Program Support, Incoming Exchange Student Support, Initial & Transfer Undergraduate I-20 Issuance
  • Nikolas Baranco
    International Student and Scholar Coordinator
    Initial & Transfer Graduate I-20/DS-2019 Issuance

On-Campus Internationalization 

International Plan internationalplan@oie.gatech.edu Make an International Plan Advising Appointment
Global Leadership Living Learning Community globalleadership@oie.gatech.edu
I-House Living Learning Community ihouse@oie.gatech.edu
TECHsplore techsplore@oie.gatech.edu techsploresummer@oie.gatech.edu
International Education Week
Intercultural Learning

  • Allison Noffsinger 
    Associate Director, On-Campus Internationalization
  • Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz
    International Plan Manager
    International Plan student advising, departmental contact, information requests
  • Tyler Davis 
    International Special Programs Advisor
    Global Leadership Living Learning Community, TECHsplore Summer
  • Kelci Reyes-Brannon
    International Special Programs Advisor
    TECHsplore Semester, I-House Living Learning Community, International Education Week, Intercultural Learning

International Education Support Staff

  • Shamecia Powers
    Assistant Director for Administrative Operations
  • Vacant
    International Education Intern/Admin Professional
  • Jimmy Kriigel
    IT Support Professional Lead
 
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