Education Abroad Advising

Step One: Attend an Open Advising Session in Person or via Zoom

If you have general questions or don't know where to start, come to one of our open advising sessions in person or via this Zoom link. In the fall semester, these take place every Monday at 3 and Thursday at 11 in Blackburn 135. You can drop by one of these sessions at any stage of the application process. No appointment needed.

Step Two: Start Your Application OR Consider Meeting with an Education Abroad Advisor

If you know which program you want to apply for you can start your application anytime! If you need help narrowing  your options, you may consider meeting with an advisor in our office. Before your appointment, consider the following:

  • Research available programs on the study abroad website. Your search should take location, time of year, and length of program into consideration, but your focus should remain on the academic fit for your study abroad with the major/minor/area or other degree requirements you have remaining to fulfill for graduation.
  • Limit your options to a few programs that interest you and appear to fit your academic and personal requirements. Think about your personal goals for study abroad, such as independence, language fluency, a specific course fulfillment, or heritage-seeking goal. These aspects should also guide your search and help narrow your options.
  • Complete this form before coming to your appointment.
  • Make an appointment using the Google Calendars below!

How to schedule an appointment:

  1. Find your Education Abroad Advisor based on your major
  2. Select an available appointment slot on their calendar below
  3. Please choose your appointment slot at least 24 hours in advance
  4. In the "Description" section: fill in your name, year in school, major, any study abroad programs you are interested in, and whether you will attend in person or via Zoom. For fall 2020, in-person appointments will take place in our Advising Room just down the hall from the Education Abroad Office on the 1st floor of Blackburn North. Signs are posted to make sure you're in the right place.

Meet your Education Abroad Advisors

Steven Guns
Steven Guns
Senior Education Abroad Advisor
113 Blackburn
Murray, KY 42071
sguns@murraystate.edu
270.809.3861

Schedule an appointment with Steven

You must be logged in to your Murray State email account to see the calendar below. If you have class or work conflicts with the available times, email Steven to request a different appointment slot. In the "Description" section: fill in your name, year in school, major, and any study abroad programs you are interested in.

Steven advises students in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, College of Education and Human Services, and the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering, and Technology. He also works with CCSA,  International Business Seminars, ISA programs, CEA programs, and Study USA.

 
Melanie McCallon Seib
Melanie McCallon Seib
Director of Education Abroad
117 Blackburn 
Murray, KY 42071
mmccallon@murraystate.edu
270.809.3236

Schedule an appointment with Melanie (London Spring Break or Semester in Regensburg)

You must be logged in to your Murray State email account to see the calendar below. If you have class or work conflicts with the available times, email msu.studyabroad@murraystate.edu to request a different appointment slot. In the "Description" section: fill in your name, year in school, major, and which study abroad program you are interested in.

Melanie advises students who are interested in the London Spring Break and fall Semester in Regensburg programs.

 
Christy D'Ambrosio
Christy D'Ambrosio
Education Abroad Advisor
115 Blackburn
Murray, KY 42071
cdambrosio@murraystate.edu
270.809.4270

Schedule an appointment with Christy

You must be logged in to your Murray State email account to see the calendar below. If you have class or work conflicts with the available times, email msu.studyabroad@murraystate.edu to request a different appointment slot. In the "Description" section: fill in your name, year in school, major, and which study abroad program you are interested in.

Christy advises students in the College of Humanities & Fine Arts, Hutson School of Agriculture, School of Nursing & Health Professions as well as students interested in KIIS programs.

 
Chloe Chaplin
Chloe Chaplin
Education Abroad Advisor
114 Blackburn
Murray, KY 42071
cchaplin@murraystate.edu
270.809.2959

Schedule an appointment with Chloe

You must be logged in to your Murray State email account to see the calendar below. If you have class or work conflicts with the available times, email msu.studyabroad@murraystate.edu to request a different appointment slot. In the "Description" section: fill in your name, year in school, major, and which study abroad program you are interested in.

Chloe advises students interested in research abroad, internships abroad, and service learning abroad.