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Contact - Study Abroad

Meet the Study Abroad Office:

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Study Abroad Advisor | +1 828.227.7494











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Meghan Blizzard - Graduate Assistant Advisor - Interim Study Abroad Advisor |

Hometown: Morehead City, NC

Undergrad Institution: Western Carolina University 

Undergrad Degree: B.S. Political Science, B.A. International Studies

Countries Visited: Mexico, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, and Italy 

Favorite Foods Abroad: Doner Kebabs, Saag Paneer, and Panang Curry

Why I Think You Should Study Abroad: Studying abroad gives students a sense of cultural awareness and broadens their view on the world. 

Anything else? I am passionate about education, language, and travel. 


Talk to Western Students Who Have Studied Abroad:

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Jansen Haneline - Study Abroad Ambassador

Hometown: Burlington, NC

Majors: Anthropology & International Studies

Countries Visited: England, Norway, Sweden, and Finland

Favorite Foods from Abroad: Kanelbullar (Swedish Cinnamon Rolls), Reindeer in any form, and Lingonberry Juice

Why Do You Think Students Should Study Abroad?:  Studying abroad allows you to not only see and understand more of the world but it allows you discover more about yourself.

Anything Else We Should Know About You?: I am a coffee addicted, heavy metal loving, Nordic enthusiast.

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