Emergency contact during office hours: 410-704-2451
(Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm)
After office hours please contact the Towson University Police: 410-704-4444
Study Abroad Office
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Psychology Building, Rm. #408
Office email: studyabroad AT_TOWSON
Peer advisor email: peeradvisor AT_TOWSON
Liz Shearer – Director
Liz advises for all programs in Asia and is the TU representative for the Boren Awards. Liz works closely with the Faculty Committee on Study Abroad to develop policies and procedures to facilitate successful experiences for Towson students overseas and collaborates with other units to internationalize the TU campus. Liz holds an M.A. in Liberal and Professional Studies from Towson University and a B.A. in Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University in the UK. Liz moved to the U.S. from Bristol, England in 1998 and joined the TU Study Abroad Office in 2000.
Katie Villamar - Associate Director
Katie advises for Latin America and Spain, administers the TU Study Abroad Scholarship program, and oversees the incoming international exchange student program. She holds an M.A. in Intercultural Communications from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a B.A. in Spanish with a minor in Art from Salisbury University. Katie traveled to Western Europe as a student ambassador in high school and had international education experiences in Ecuador, Mexico and Peru as an undergraduate student. Prior to her graduate studies, she returned to Ecuador for one year to work as an international programs coordinator. Katie joined the TU Study Abroad Office in 2016.
Vacant - Assistant Director
Advises for the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji and is the primary coordinator for our Horizons Study Abroad web-based management system.
Vacant - Adviser
Advises for Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Semester at Sea.
Arielle Schweber - Study Abroad Specialist
Arielle 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 incoming international exchange student program. Arielle earned an M.A. in International Education from New York University and a B.A. in French from Dickinson College. As an undergraduate, Arielle studied for a semester in Toulouse, France and during her graduate work studied in Cuba and India.