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The Office of Study Abroad team includes positions for several students, including Graduate Assistants, Peer Advisors and student workers.

All current openings will be posted on this website. Questions? Contact Kurt Olausen.

Study Abroad Coordinator (December 2017)

Finalists for Study Abroad Coordinator:

The three finalists for the position of Study Abroad Coordinator will visit campus on the following days:
  Open sessions, for interested faculty, students, and staff, will be held on Feb 20 and 26 at 3:00 pm in the Greenup Room, and at TBA on Feb 27.  Links to brief versions of each finalist's c.v. are linked above.  

Title of Position:           Coordinator, Study Abroad                                 Position No: A02040
Department:                   Office of Study Abroad                                                                     
Function of Position
The Coordinator of Study Abroad reports to the Assistant Dean for International Educaton and manages the student advising, marketing, and data management processes of the Office of Study Abroad, as well as student association and ambassador program. This position is additionally responsible for direct supervision of student employees.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree required. Experience studying, working, or living abroad.  A minimum of one to three years of advising experience on a variety of study abroad program models. Demonstrated knowledge of student advising and data management. Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong attention to detail and organization. Must be able to work well with faculty, administrators, advisors, staff and students. Ability to handle multiple tasks. Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as needed.  
Additional Preferred
Master’s degree. Familiarity with Terra Dotta study abroad software.  Experience working with faculty-led programs.  Ability to communicate effectively in at least one language other than English.
Description of Duties and Responsibilities
1. Respond to inquiries from students, parents, faculty, and staff via phone and email. 

2. Supervise student staff (peer advisors, graduate assistants, work-study students) dedicated to assisting this position. 

3. Keep program budget information, application materials, and partner links up to date, on the website and in the library of the study abroad center. 

4. Manage application, screening, and selection processes for all study abroad programs via the Terra Dotta study abroad software. 

5. Organize and conduct pre-departure orientations and re-entry programming. 

6. Maintain office data(both online and paper files) of the Office of Study Abroad (including proper file retention) with complete and accurate information about
participants, partners, and course articulations for the purposes of advising and credit evaluation. 

7. Interact with campus offices (Financial Aid, Bursar, Registrar, Counseling, Health Services, etc.) and outside companies (i.e. GeoBlue) to ensure that student records are up to date and accurate. 

8. Generate reports for appropriate campus offices (registrar, bursar, etc.) 

9. Process paperwork and conduct credit evaluations required for study abroad operations. 

10. Organize office literature including books and program brochures for advising purposes. 

11. Act as primary liaison to program partners (nationally and internationally) and act as intermediary when appropriate. 

12. Troubleshoot a variety of problems that come up for students with the University and with study abroad partners. 

13. Oversee the Study Abroad Ambassadors program for returning students. 

14. Assist with the management of faculty-led study abroad programs. 

15. Assist with other projects, as needed, at the request of the Assistant Dean. 

A complete application includes: a letter of application, a resume, unofficial transcript, and the names, addresses and contact information of at least three references. If selected for an on-campus interview an official transcript is required.  Applications must be submitted electronically to: Questions about the search may be directed to Dr. Jinhee Lee, screening committee chair, at . Review of applications begins immediately, and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.  The preferred start date is March 1, 2018.  

Graduate Assistant


Graduate Assistantships are managed by the Graduate School. For more

Peer Advisor


Who is a Peer Advisor? They are returning students who have studied abroad with Eastern, and are looking to share their excitement about study abroad with other students. This is a paid position which can be staffed by undergraduate or graduate students.

Student Worker


Students who receive Federal Work Study as part of their financial aid package are eligible for the student worker position in the Office of Study Abroad. For more information on Student

Contact Us
Office of Study Abroad
1207 Blair Hall
Phone (+1)-217-581-7267 : Fax (+1) 217-581-7299

Regular Office Hours
Monday through Friday : 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

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