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Anuja Parikh

Title: Education Abroad Advisor
Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
Education Abroad Office
Phone: 803-777-7557
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Anuja Parikh helps students fulfill their study abroad goals through one-on-one advising. She liaises with the College of Music, Public Health, Nursing, and the Honors College. In addition, she oversees an exchange portfolio with locations in Spain, Australia, and Vietnam. She currently serves as the UofSC Peace Corps Prep Coordinator, guiding students who hope to apply for the Peace Corps post-graduation. She supports UofSC applicants for the Gilman and Freeman-ASIA scholarships, which provide assistance to high-financial need students. Her passion in international education is increasing access for marginalized student populations to engage in education abroad opportunities.

During her undergraduate studies, Anuja participated in a semester-long exchange program to Grenoble, France. She also took part in short-term programs to Seoul, South Korea and Shanghai, China to complete her final graduate-level credits. After completing her degree requirements, Anuja went on to teach English in Chiang Mai, Thailand for two years. Upon return to the States, she held a position as a Study Abroad Advisor at the University of Florida for students specifically interested in studying in Asian countries.

In her free time, Anuja enjoys hiking, cooking, exploring new restaurants, and pestering her Thai cat, Jingjo.

Educational Background

Master of International Business, 2015
University of Florida

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Management, 2015
University of Florida

  • Marketing Strategy & Social Media: Translating Another Foreign Language. South Carolina Association of International Educators Annual Conference 2019. 
  • Triple A: Allyship and Advocacy in Advising, We've Got You Covered. USC-System Advisors’ Educational Conference 2020.
  • Leveraging Faculty to Increase Study Abroad Participation Amongst Underrepresented Students. Diversity Abroad Conference 2020.
  • Inside Thailand’s Ladyboy Culture. NAFSA Rainbow SIG Newsletter Spring 2019 Edition.




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