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Education Abroad Office

Meet Our Staff

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Magdalena Grudzinski-Hall, Ph.D., Director of Education Abroad

Dr. Grudzinski-Hall provides leadership for the Education Abroad Office at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus. Her responsibilities include supervising a professional and graduate staff of 13 people; fostering a vibrant community of international learning by working directly with faculty and staff to promote and support academic study abroad experiences; and overseeing the pedagogical components of UofSC approved programs and evaluating new proposals for consideration. 

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Morgan Morris Inabinet, Assistant Director of Global Health, Safety and Security

Morgan Morris Inabinet is responsible for risk assessment, emergency management, and regulatory compliance for UofSC’s international activities. In her role, she designs protocols and policies to support students, staff, and faculty traveling abroad for study, research, and other university-related purposes.

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Allison Kretschmar, Assistant Director of Education Abroad Advising

Allison Kretschmar works with students one-on-one to research study abroad programs and opportunities. She manages our pre-departure process to help ensure that students have pertinent information prior to their experience abroad. She also liases with our College of Arts and Sciences and Opportunity Scholars program, providing a link between these departments and the Education Abroad Office.

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Taylor Armstrong, Education Abroad Advisor

Taylor Armstrong serves as a Education Abroad Advisor in the office, meeting one-on-one with interested students and supporting them through the study abroad process from application to re-entry. Taylor liaises with our UK, Ireland, Caribbean, Latin American, and Scandinavian partner universities abroad along with the College of Engineering and Computing, College of Social Work, and College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at UofSC.

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Nadia Tucker, Marketing and Recruitment Manager

Nadia Tucker is the Marketing and Recruitment Manager for the Education Abroad Office. She shares our education abroad story and the value of our programs through various forms of media and outreach. She is also responsible for managing our Rotating Partner Office, which is a resource that we provide for our global partners and faculty.

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Selena Erstad, Education Abroad Advisor

Selena Erstad serves as an Education Abroad Advisor in the office, meeting one-on-one with students and supporting them through the study abroad process. Selena liaises with our Northern European, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and African partner universities abroad.

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