Title: Study Abroad Advisor
M.Ed. Loyola University Chicago
B.A. St. Mary's College
Studied Abroad in: Ireland, China, and Italy
Annie joined Loyola University Chicago in June of 2016 as a Study Abroad Advisor. In her role, Annie advises students across all regions and programs. She also supervises student ambassadors, coordinates the Study Abroad Student Advisory Committee, and helps out with Global Center outreach. Annie’s first time out of the country was as a study abroad student in undergrad when she studied in Maynooth, Ireland for an academic year. She has travelled abroad every year since, including two short term graduate school courses in Beijing and Rome. Annie holds a B.A. in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College and a M.Ed. in International Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. Annie loves riding her bike, cross-stitching, watching TV series from the 90s, and playing hide-and-seek with her dog
What do you most enjoy about what you do?
I really love getting to know my advisees and seeing them on campus. I feel so lucky to go through the study abroad experience with each and every one of them, then learn about the many ways they’ve been impacted by study abroad when they return.
Fondest memory of studying abroad?
Some of my most memorable study abroad moments involve visiting the hometown and families of my Irish roommates. I’ll never forget hanging out on their farms, being fed by their Irish mammies, and really getting a sense for Irish humor and hospitality.
#1 tip you give students who want to study abroad
Stay motivated. While the selection and preparation process of study abroad can seem overwhelming, it is SO worth it. You have a big team of advisors and professors who want to make study abroad a reality for you!