Connect With an Education Abroad Adviser

Education abroad advisers are your guide through the process of applying to and participating in an education abroad program. Each adviser manages a portfolio of programs and can help you through the whole experience, from program selection to returning from abroad and re-integrating back into life on campus. Our advisers are available to meet with all students, regardless of campus location. We offer in-person and Zoom advising appointments.

General Questions or Need Help Choosing a Program?

If you are just getting started or have general questions about the education abroad process, please review the following information before scheduling an appointment with an education abroad adviser.

Guidelines for Scheduling an Advising Appointment (during the fall and spring terms)

  • Find your education abroad adviser in Starfish.
  • Please list the following in the description box when scheduling an appointment:
    • Write the name of the region, country, or program you are interested in
    • List topics of discussion and please be as detailed as possible. For example: application process, costs & funding, travel logistics, health & safety, etc.
    • If you do not write anything in the description box, your appointment will be canceled and you will be asked to reschedule and include a description of your questions/interests
  • If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, please cancel it in advance so that another student may take that advising slot.

Summer Advising Appointments

If you are interested in meeting with an education abroad adviser during the summer term (May through August), please email the appropriate adviser using the table on this page in the "Find Your Education Abroad Adviser" section. We do not publish advising appointments in Starfish outside of the fall and spring semesters, but we are happy to connect with you via email to schedule a meeting based on our availability in the summer.

Find Your Education Abroad Adviser

Please email or schedule an appointment with the correct adviser based on a location or program you are interested in.

Education Abroad Adviser Name Email Address Portfolio of Programs Schedule an Appointment in Starfish
Tineka Lebrun, Assistant Director for Advising tll74@psu.edu Africa, Ireland, the Middle East, the United Kingdom Schedule an appointment with Tineka
Kristin Franco kmf224@psu.edu Denmark, Italy, Sweden Schedule an appointment with Kristin
Brandon McCartney bmm6341@psu.edu Latin America, Portugal, Spain Schedule an appointment with Brandon
Chris Nischalke cmn5262@psu.edu International internship, research, and field study programs, Perreault Fellows, all programs in the Czech Republic Schedule an appointment with Chris
Sara Paliga spp5879@psu.edu Austria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, and the Netherlands, the CIEE: Open Campus program, and the incoming exchange program Schedule an appointment with Sara
Johnna Weston jhw5064@psu.edu Asia, Australia, France, New Zealand Schedule an appointment with Johnna