The mission of the International Education and Exchange Programs is to promote and foster international education and multi-cultural understanding. Through its study abroad and exchange programs, this office strengthens the global perspectives of the University of Miami. By studying abroad, University of Miami students gain the advantage of an enhanced academic background with an international dimension. Through the international exchange students, the internationalization of academic and student life at the University of Miami is enriched. By developing and participating in international programs, University of Miami faculty members can broaden their research and networking opportunities. It is the goal of the International Education and Exchange Programs to provide international experience as an integral part of the educational experience of every University of Miami student.
International Education and Exchange Programs
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248263
Coral Gables, FL 33124 - 1610
Allen Hall, Room 111
(next to the School of Communication, behind the Memorial Building)
Office Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday
Study Abroad Office Staff Members
Devika Milner, Interim Director
Elyse Resnick, Assistant Director
Elyse Resnick received a Bachelors degree in History from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she spent a semester abroad during her junior year in Lugano, Switzerland. She received a Master's degree in International Relations from Boston University's graduate center in Brussels, Belgium. Throughout her studies, she participated in a variety of international volunteer projects, such as humanitarian aid work at refugee camps in Croatia during the Balkan's war, and social work with underprivileged children in Israel. She worked for three years in Ecuador at the Universidad Del Pacifico as the Director of International Programs before joining the University of Miami in the office of International Education and Exchange Programs.
Advising areas: Austria, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Scotland, Slovenia, and Wales.
Erica Moussa, Assistant Director
Erica graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BA in Spanish. While at EMU she studied abroad in Querétaro, México on a faculty-led program. After graduating she moved to Spain for a few months to volunteer at a small café near Málaga. In 2007 Erica moved to Miami for the opportunity to work with students and staff who share her interest in international education. While at UM Erica earned an MA in Liberal Studies and now works with professors who lead courses abroad as well as many exchange programs and the UGalilee Semester-on-Location program.
Advising areas: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador,Israel, Mexico, Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, and Global E3 Consortium.
Jon Dillow, Assistant Director
Jon currently is working to integrate technology further into the delivery of IEEP services to students, staff, and faculty. Prior to coming to UM, Jon studied Education Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota with a focus on campus internationalization and intercultural learning. He holds a Master's degree from Purdue University in Higher Education Administration where he also worked for four years in education abroad. Jon's Bachelor’s degree is in English Secondary Education from Manchester College in Indiana. He has studied abroad in the UK, West Africa, and Central America and has lived and worked abroad for multiple years in Japan.
Advising areas: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Sweden.
Amal Hageb, Assistant Director
Amal received her Masters from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. Her graduate study examined development issues in International Education & Cross-Cultural Psychology with a regional focus on the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Her graduate research abroad focused on the increased emergence of women’s leadership in the Arab Gulf states as a consequence of rapid globalized education. Amal received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing and International Business from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Prior to joining UM, Amal managed NYU’s National Resource Center for Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language Fellowships and International Programs at the Vice Provost’s Office for Global and Multicultural Affairs. Amal has also worked as a programming & marketing consultant for several international NGOs and culturally-based organizations. Amal currently heads up the UM Global Ambassador program.
Advising areas: China, Egypt, Japan, Singapore, Turkey and the Washington Semester Program at American University in Washington, DC in addition to the UCape Town program in South Africa
Advising areas: Australia, France, and Switzerland.