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Study Abroad Office
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Office Location: Study Abroad Office
Towson University
Psychology Building, 4th Floor
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Telephone: 410-704-2451
Fax: 410-704-4703
Office Email:
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Office Staff

Liz Shearer - Director
Liz advises for all programs in Asia. She also works with graduate study abroad students and is the TU representative for the Boren Awards. Liz completed a B.A. in Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University in the UK and holds an M.A. in Liberal and Professional Studies from Towson University. Liz moved to the U.S. from Bristol, England in 1998 and joined the TU Study Abroad Office in 2000.

Kelly Holland - Associate Director
Kelly advises for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and coordinates all incoming international exchange students. She earned an M.Ed. in Global Educational Leadership at Lehigh University and a B.A. in International Business Management and Spanish at Moravian College. She participated in a semester-long study abroad program in Granada, Spain as an undergraduate and spent a year teaching in Seville. Kelly joined the TU Study Abroad Office in 2013.

Sarah O'Donnell - Advisor
Sarah advises for Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Spain, Central America and South America, and Trinidad and Tobago. She has a B.A. in Sociology and studied Integrated Marketing Communications at the graduate level. While an undergraduate at St. Bonaventure University, she studied abroad for a semester in San Jose, Costa Rica and spent a month in Scotland. Sarah joined the TU Study Abroad Office in 2011.

Courtney Knott - Advisor
Courtney advises for Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Semester at Sea. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Mary Washington, an MA in European Studies from Flensburg University in Germany, and an MSc in European Studies from Southern Denmark University. While an undergraduate, she studied abroad for a semester in Stellenbosch, South Africa and for a semester in Grenoble, France. Courtney joined the TU Study Abroad Office in 2011.

Katie Lorge - Programs Assistant
Katie advises on and administers the application and admission process for faculty-led programs. She also provides administrative support for the office, facilitates programming, and assists with the International Exchange Student Program. She earned an M.A. in International Training and Education from American University, and holds a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Illinois. As an undergraduate student, she studied abroad for a semester in Valparaíso, Chile, and participated in two short-term programs first in Costa Rica, and later in Western Europe. Katie joined the TU Study Abroad Office in 2014.

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Study Abroad Office
Rm. #408, Psychology Building
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2451

Fax: 410-704-4703

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