Mission Statement

Mission

OIE provides leadership and advocacy for pursuing and supporting Georgia Tech’s international education and engagement goals through student and scholar mobility, on-campus internationalization, and intercultural experience. OIE collaborates with campus and partners across the world to expand the Institute's global learning and innovation network to develop cross-culturally competent, globally-minded leaders.

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.

Values

Community, Innovation, Leadership

Antiracism Statement

OIE is committed to breaking down barriers in access to international opportunities and supporting those we serve. We strive for equity and inclusion in our operations by valuing different perspectives, fostering cross-cultural understanding and dialogue, and developing intercultural programming and campus partnerships. OIE seeks to be anti-racist and strives to reject all forms of prejudice, whether conscious or unconscious. We commit to challenging ourselves to have uncomfortable conversations to bring about social change.

Diveristy Statement - https://diversity.gatech.edu/institute-commitment-diversity-equity-and-inclusion


OIE Staff



Leadership

Education Abroad Staff

education.abroad@oie.gatech.edu
globalinternships@oie.gatech.edu

  • Jesse Malone Ferreira
    Associate Director of Education Abroad
    Student Engagement, Education Abroad Policies & Procedures, Student Intl.Travel Registry, & 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 Research & Internship Program (GRIP)
  • Meg Sonstroem
    Education Abroad Advisor
    GT Exchanges in Asia, Oceania, & the Middle East
  • Andrea Henríquez
    Education Abroad Advisor
    GT Exchanges in Europe & Latin America
  • Jonathan Rivera Pérez
    Global Internship Advisor
    Global Internship Advising for College of Computing, School of ECE, College of Design, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, & Employer Relations
  • Elizabeth Reese
    Global Internship Advisor
    Global Internship Advising for College of Engineering (except for ECE), Scheller College of Business, 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
  • Nefi Lopez-Chen
    Education Abroad Advisor
    General Faculty-led Study Abroad Advising, Oxford Summer Program, & Pacific Spring Study Abroad Program to Australia/New Zealand
  • Kayla Cooper
    Education Abroad Advisor
    General Faculty-Led Study Abroad Advising, ISYE Summer Programs in Asia & Europe, & Transient Student Advising 
  • Ryan Pulido
    Education Abroad Coordinator
    Education Abroad Program Support, Student Engagement, Education Abroad Events, Non-GT Programs, & Peer Advisors

International Student and Scholar Services Staff

info@oie.gatech.edu
Make an Appointment for Advising
Advising Information

  • 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
    Associate Director of International Student and Scholar Services
    Incoming Exchange Students/Programming/International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Evelyn Hill
    Senior International Student and Scholar Advisor & SEVIS Coordinator
    International Student and Scholar Advising/SEVIS Compliance
  • Kayli Harlan
    Senior International Student and Scholar Advisor
    International Student and Scholar Advising/Out-of-State Tuition Waivers
  • Libby Davis
    International Student and Scholar Advisor
    International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Sarah Scott 
    International Student and Scholar Advisor
    International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Kevin Carter
    International Student and Scholar Advisor
    International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Warren Jones
    International Student and Scholar Advisor
    International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Katie Patton
    International Student and Scholar Advisor
    International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Rashika Webb
    International Student and Scholar Advisor
    International Student and Scholar Advising
  • Leyu Wondwossen
    International Student and Scholar Coordinator
    International Student and Scholar Program Support, Incoming Exchange Student Support, Initial & Transfer Undergraduate I-20 Issuance
  • Adriana Rexon
    International Student and Scholar Coordinator
    Initial & Transfer Graduate I-20/DS-2019 Issuance

On-Campus Internationalization Staff

International Plan internationalplan@oie.gatech.edu Make an International Plan Advising Appointment
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

  • Vacant
    Director, On-Campus Internationalization
  • Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz
    International Plan Manager
    International Plan student advising, departmental contact, information requests
  • Sara Thompson
    International Special Programs Advisor
    Global Leadership Living Learning Community, TECHsplore Summer
  • Kakeng Her
    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
  • Thao Duong
  • Admin Professional Sr 
  • Vacant
    International Education Intern/Admin Professional
  • Jimmy Kriigel
    IT Support Professional Lead