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Education Abroad Office

Meet Our Staff

Morgan Morris Inabinet

Title: Director
Department: Global Carolina
Education Abroad Office
Phone: 803-777-7557
Office: Close-Hipp 453
Morgan Morris-Inabinet

Morgan Morris Inabinet serves as the Director of Education Abroad.  In addition to supporting the great work of the EAO team, Morgan is responsible for strategic and operational oversight of USC's education abroad and other international programming for undergraduate and graduate students.  With a background in international law enforcement, she specializes in travel risk management and supporting the health, safety, security, and well-being of international travelers.  Morgan plays an active role in the education abroad and global security fields by contributing conference sessions and serving on several boards and committees.

Morgan has worked in international affairs for a decade.  She previously served as the EAO's Assistant Director for Global Health, Safety, and Security from 2015-2022.  Prior to entering the field of international education, Morgan worked in international law enforcement within the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC.  As an undergraduate, she spent a summer studying Mandarin in Suzhou, China; a semester traveling throughout Europe completing coursework related to European politics; and a semester completing an internship at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In her spare time, Morgan enjoys taking day trips around the Carolinas and spending time with her family, especially her two dogs.

Educational Background

Master of Arts - International Studies
University of South Carolina

Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude - History
Furman University

  • Presenter, Pathways to Improved Communication Between Health/Safety and Academic Professionals, Forum for Education Abroad's Annual Institute for Health, Safety, Security & Risk Management, June 2023.
  • Presenter, Pulse: Pulling Back the Curtain and Looking to the Future, Forum for Education Abroad's Annual Institute for Health, Safety, Security & Risk Management, June 2023.
  • Presenter, What Makes a "Well-Rounded" Program?," WorldStrides Summit on Short-Term Education Abroad, August 2022.
  • Presenter, Student Mobility in a COVID-19 World: International Travel in 2021 and Beyond. NAFSA Region VII Conference, November 2020.
  • Presenter, U.S. Department of State Resources for U.S. Student Safety Overseas. NAFSA Annual Conference, May 2019.
  • Moderator, Improved Consular Safety and Security Messaging. NAFSA Government Connection, January 2018.
  • Presenter, Confidentiality Compliance: HIPAA and FERPA for Education Abroad. NAFSA E-Learning Seminar, August 2017.

August 2023-Present

Chair Elect of the South Carolina Association of International Educators Board

January 2023 - Present

Member of the SAI Academic Advisory Board

November 2022-Present

Member of the CIS Abroad Advisory Board

April 2022-Present

Member of the OSAC Women in Security Group's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Subcommittee

April 2019-Present 

Member of the OSAC Women in Security Group’s Programming Subcommittee

December 2016-Present

Member of the OSAC Academia Sector Committee (formerly Academia Working Group)

November 2019-July 2022

Member of the Board of Directors, Treasurer, and Chair of Finance Committee of Pulse (International Health and Safety Professionals in Higher Education)

April 2020-June 2021 

Member of the Forum for Education Abroad Standards for Good Practice Institute Planning Committee

January 2017-November 2019

Member of the Onboarding and Membership Committee of Pulse (International Health and Safety Professionals in Higher Education)

January 2016-December 2020

Member and Government Liaison of the NAFSA Education Abroad Regulatory Practice Committee

  • "Chapter 17: Physical Health Abroad," NAFSA Guide to Education Abroad for Advisers and Administrators, Corinne Henke and Margaret Wiedenhoeft, eds. Forthcoming.
  • Published Interview, "Colleges and Universities Step Up their Systematic Approaches to Risk Management." Published in International Educator: Risk Management Supplement. January/February 2018, pp. 5-9.


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