About us

The Education Abroad Office develops, promotes, and supports participants and leaders in educational programs abroad for students, faculty, and staff, offering quality programs that follow industry standards and enhance student knowledge of their academic field through comparative, cultural, and experiential learning.

Contact us

Education Abroad Office

131 Blackburn
Murray, KY 42071
270.809.2277
Email: msu.studyabroad@murraystate.edu

We are open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are encouraged. You can also find us at Open Advising every Monday at 3:00 and Thursday at 11:00 in Blackburn 135, no appointment needed. 

Our Staff

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Melanie McCallon Seib
Director
117 Blackburn

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Steven Guns
SENIOR Education Abroad Advisor
113 Blackburn

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Christy D'Ambrosio
Education Abroad Advisor

270.809.4270
115 Blackburn
cdambrosio@murraystate.edu

Ask her about
: Study Abroad Programs for students in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Hutson School of Agriculture, or the School of Nursing and Health Professions; KIIS and Loop Abroad programs. Click here to schedule an appointment with Christy.

Bio: Christy joined the Education Abroad Team in March 2018. Her passion for study abroad began as a high school junior when she spent the summer in St. Brieuc, France, as part of a language immersion program. This amazing experience propelled her to study abroad in Luxembourg for a semester as an undergraduate, during which she traveled extensively across Europe, visiting France, England, Spain, Germany and Austria. Returning to Europe as often as possible continues to be a priority, and the study of French language and culture a life-long interest. Christy holds two music degrees: a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Miami University (Ohio) and Master of Music in Piano from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She has served as Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Music at Murray State University since 2008, teaching keyboarding classes and performing with students and faculty. She loves making music with friends, practicing yoga, and spending time with her husband Mike and their boys, Leo and Vinny.

 

cchaplinChloe Chaplin
Education Abroad Advisor

270.809.2959
114 Blackburn
cchaplin@murraystate.edu

Ask her about:
Research abroad opportunities, Internships and Service Learning Abroad, program orientations, recruitment and marketing, general questions 

Bio: Chloe joined the Education Abroad Office in January 2020 as an advisor. She had previously worked in the office as a student worker until her graduation in May of 2019 when she received a Bachelor's degree in History and International Studies. Growing up she was able to take several trips to the UK, where her love of travel began. As an undergrad she completed the Semester in Regensburg program and was able to travel throughout Europe. She also completed research projects in Scotland on two separate occasions. While traveling she likes to be outside and on a hiking trail as much as possible. However, when at home she loves to crochet and watch scary movies! 

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Rebecca Wylie
Education Abroad coordinator

270.809.2960
118 Blackburn
rwylie@murraystate.edu

Ask her about
: Data and statistics, events, Horizons, student billing, program budgets, general questions

Bio: Rebecca joined the Education Abroad Office as the Coordinator in March 2019. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership Studies from Murray State University in 2015. During her years as an undergrad, Rebecca traveled to England, France, Italy, and Greece studying History and Human Rights. While abroad, Rebecca loves to connect with locals, venture off the beaten path, and eat as much food as possible. When she is State-side she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, crafting, reading, and being at the lake with her dog Simon- all while dreaming of Europe.