Tip Sheet

4/4/2017

Contact: Kaelin Jackson, Auburn University Office of Communications, (703) 600-9704, kbj0012@auburn.edu

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Tip Sheet: Auburn University experts can discuss the study abroad experience for undergrads

Many students, nation-wide, are currently returning home from studying abroad or packing their bags to leave the country and study abroad for the summer. Auburn University experts are prepared to provide insight into the importance of study abroad as a part of an undergraduate degree.

Contact: Emily Cashdan, Auburn University student, (678) 787-9397, ejc0008@auburn.edu. Cashdan is completing a major in international business. She studied abroad in London during her sophomore year, fall 2016. She can discuss the feelings she had and experiences she gained through studying abroad.

Contact: Andrew Gillespie, Assistant Provost, Office of International Programs, (334) 844-5009, arg0014@auburn.edu. Gillespie works to increase the promotion of academic partnership with foreign institutions, development of study abroad and student and scholar exchange programs. Gillespie also developed a study abroad program in Sweden, early on in his academic career.

Contact: Deborah Weiss, Director of Auburn Abroad, (334) 844-5001, weissds@auburn.edu. Weiss can discuss the importance of an international experience, as she worked for multiple major companies in three different countries. Weiss specializes in planning abroad programs, and working with students before, during and after their program.



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