About the Office of International Education


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

  study.abroad@gatech.edu
 globalinternships@oie.gatech.edu
 404-894-7475, option 3  

  •   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 
  •   Vacant
    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
 404-894-7475, option 2

  • 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
  •   Nora Hamilton
    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
  • Vacant
    International Student and Scholar Advisor

     International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Vacant
    International Student and Scholar Advisor

     International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Vacant
    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
  • Vacant
    International Student and Scholar Coordinator

     Process initial & transfer Graduate I-20/DS-2019
  •   Leyu Wondwossen
    International Student and Scholar Coordinator

     Process initial & transfer Undergraduate I-20/Process initial Scholar DS-2019

On-Campus Internationalization 

International Plan  internationalplan@oie.gatech.edu
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
    404-894-7475, option ​​​​4
  •   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
      404-894-7475, option 6
  •   Niko Baranco
     International Education Intern/Admin Professional

      404-894-7475, option 6
  •   Jimmy Kriigel
    IT Support Professional Lead

      404-894-7475, option 6