Study Away Programs Staff

Study Away Programs staff has extensive experience studying abroad and is knowledgeable about the various programs. We welcome you to stop by the PSU 209 office M-F 8am - 5pm. If you have questions, please Contact Us.

Elizabeth C. Strong

Administers Study Away Programs to strengthen MSU's international curriculum. She collaborates with faculty in planning short-term programs, develops Study Away policy, and coordinates implementation of liaison agreements with partner institutions.

Joanna C. Mendez

Advises long-term students; serves as primary contact for affiliate program providers, reciprocal exchange partners, and the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship; oversees the admission of incoming international exchange students.

Karen C. Scott

Manages short-term faculty-directed program finances, works directly with faculty directors to maintain program budget. Oversees program billing, payments, and expenses. Assists faculty directors with reconciling all expenses upon programs' return.

Yingying Li

Facilitates events management, coordinates travel logistics for Study in China and other international programs, builds short-term faculty-directed courses and SAP placeholder courses.