International Programs

Study Abroad

About Us


During office hours (Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.):
After office hours please contact Towson University Police:

Mailing Address:

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:
Peer Advisor Email:

Office Staff

Have you met our Peer Advisors?

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 Spain and Spanish-speaking countries 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.

Jen Crystle - Advisor
Jen advises for Australia, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. She earned an M.A. in International Educational Development from Columbia University and a B.A. in Spanish and English from the University of Mary Washington. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad for a semester in Bilbao, Spain, and later returned to Bilbao to work as a program assistant for a summer abroad program. Jen joined the TU Study Abroad Office in 2014.

Katie Lorge - Advisor
Katie advises for Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Semester at Sea. 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.

VACANT - Programs Assistant
The Programs Assistant advises on and administers the application and admission process for faculty-led programs. This position provides administrative support for the office, facilitates programming, and assists with the International Exchange Student Program.

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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