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About the Education Abroad Office

The Education Abroad Office, a unit of the U-M International Center, provides information about options for studying, working, or traveling abroad to students and other members of the U-M community. The mission of the office is to serve as a one-stop resource for finding overseas educational opportunities, both curricular and co-curricular, available through all U-M units and selected external organizations.

The Education Abroad Office serves as a clearinghouse of information about global opportunities available to U-M students. We work with students at all levels, from all U-M schools and colleges, to point them in the direction of programs that would best fit their interests and needs. To that end, we advise on a wide range of study and work abroad opportunities.

The U-M Peace Corps Office, located within the Education Abroad office, offers information sessions, programs, and individual advising for students interested in learning more about or applying to the Peace Corps.

Education Abroad Office Staff

Bill Nolting, Assistant Director Education Abroad
Bill Nolting is assistant director for education abroad at the University of Michigan International Center, where he has led the Education Abroad Office since 1989. He oversees the U-M Peace Corps Office. He co-directs the Michigan International Internship and Service Program, and initiated the annual International Career Pathways series, which involves a campus-wide collaboration of a dozen Schools, Colleges and departments. He serves on campus-wide committees for international health and safety, travel abroad health insurance and data collection, as well as the Council on Global Engagement. Nolting has held leadership positions in NAFSA: Association of International Educators, serving as NAFSA’s national chair for education abroad in 2001-02. He is the founding chair of NAFSA’s Education Abroad Subcommittee on Work, Internships, and Volunteering Abroad (WIVA). He co-authored the chapter, “Work Abroad and International Careers,” for NAFSA’s Guide to Education Abroad for Advisers and Administrators and has been published in the NACE Journal (National Association of Colleges and Employers). Previously the study abroad coordinator at Colgate University, he holds a B.A. degree from Albion College and a Grosses Deutsches Sprachdiplom from the Goethe Institute, studied and worked abroad at the University of Freiburg and the Technical University of Berlin, and did graduate work in Sociology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

 

Audrey Buswell, Education Abroad Coordinator
Audrey started working at the Education Abroad Office in November, 2014. Her international experiences include a year spent studying abroad in Cork, Ireland, two years in Kazakhstan serving the in the United States Peace Corps, and many trips around Western and Eastern Europe. Audrey previously worked at U-M’s Center for South Asian Studies, where she managed a education abroad fellowship program called, Summer in South Asia Fellowship. Before that, she worked at American Councils for International Education on the Critical Language Scholarship Program, where, among other duties, she managed the Azerbaijan program. She is able to advise on study and work abroad opportunities around the world.
In addition to advising, Audrey is the co-director of the Michigan International Internship and Service Program. She is particularly interested in improving access to education abroad by diversifying the pool of students participating on these programs. She is also the voice of the Education Abroad Office on Twitter and manages the office’s Tumbler, Blogger, Instagram, and Facebook accounts..
Audrey holds an MA in International Training and Education from American University in Washington, D.C. and a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 

We also have several peer advisors who are available to speak about their experiences.

 

 

Last reviewed: 12/14