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Education Abroad Office

131 Blackburn
Murray, KY 42071
Email: msu.studyabroad@murraystate.edu

We are open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are encouraged. You can also find us at Open Advising every Monday at 3:00 and Thursday at 11:00 in Blackburn 135, no appointment needed. 

Our Staff

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Melanie McCallon Seib
117 Blackburn

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Steven Guns
SENIOR Education Abroad Advisor
113 Blackburn

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Robyn Pizzo
Education Abroad advisor
114 Blackburn

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Christy D'Ambrosio
Education Abroad Advisor

115 Blackburn

Ask her about
: Study Abroad Programs for students in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Hutson School of Agriculture, or the School of Nursing and Health Professions; KIIS and Loop Abroad programs. Click here to schedule an appointment with Christy.

Bio: Christy joined the Education Abroad Team in March 2018. Her passion for study abroad began as a high school junior when she spent the summer in St. Brieuc, France, as part of a language immersion program. This amazing experience propelled her to study abroad in Luxembourg for a semester as an undergraduate, during which she traveled extensively across Europe, visiting France, England, Spain, Germany and Austria. Returning to Europe as often as possible continues to be a priority, and the study of French language and culture a life-long interest. Christy holds two music degrees: a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Miami University (Ohio) and Master of Music in Piano from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She has served as Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Music at Murray State University since 2008, teaching keyboarding classes and performing with students and faculty. She loves making music with friends, practicing yoga, and spending time with her husband Mike and their boys, Leo and Vinny.

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Rebecca Wylie
Education Abroad coordinator

118 Blackburn

Ask her about
: Data and statistics, events, Horizons, student billing, program budgets, general questions

Bio: Rebecca joined the Education Abroad Office as the Coordinator in March 2019. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership Studies from Murray State University in 2015. During her years as an undergrad, Rebecca traveled to England, France, Italy, and Greece studying History and Human Rights. While abroad, Rebecca loves to connect with locals, venture off the beaten path, and eat as much food as possible. When she is State-side she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, crafting, reading, and being at the lake with her dog Simon- all while dreaming of Europe.

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Rachel Cornwell
administrative assistant II

119 Blackburn
Ask her about
Budgets, forms, extra comps, PAs, general questions

Bio: Rachel officially became part of the Education Abroad Office in July of 2019. Previously, she began working for Murray State in September 2018 under the Office of Experiential Education, which served the Education Abroad Office and two other departments here on campus. Rachel attended Murray State while receiving her undergrad, but eventually received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from a different institution. Although never having studied abroad as a student with MSU, she has been abroad and loved everything about seeing the sites, learning about new cultures, trying all of the amazing cuisine and making memories. When she isn’t working (or dreaming of her next adventure) she spends her free time getting lost in a good book, binge watching Downton Abbey and The Great British Baking Show, frequenting the movie theater, and spending time with friends, family, her fiancé and their adorable, but spoiled goldendoodle, Charli.