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Contact Us 2019

US Office

Phone

312.239.3710

Fax

312.239.3713

Mailing Address

The Education Abroad Network
505 N La Salle Dr., Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60654-7103

Institutional Relations

Are you an Advisor or Faculty member at a U.S. institution? Connect with one of our Regional Directors. The Campus Relations team is here to serve you in the best way possible. 

Russ Alexander

Director of Programs and Development

MI, WI, IN, MS, MN, NE, KS, UT, CO, AK, HI

Russ was involved with the first group of US study abroad students to come to Australia in the late 1980s. He studied abroad as a high school student for a year in Tyler, Texas and a semester at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Russ graduated from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, where he also became the Associate Director for Study Abroad. Russ joined the Study Australia team in 2000 and now directs the programs in Asia and is responsible for the educational design elements of our Australian/South Pacific programs. Russ is based in Chicago.

Molly Cain

Regional Director

IA, TX, OK

Molly was a Russian major at the University of Texas at Austin.  She worked in lived in Russia and the former republics on and off from 1991-1997.  After settling back in the US she began her career in the world of study abroad by joining AIU London (now Regents University) where she worked for ten years.  In 2011, she expanded her knowledge of western Europe by joining SAI Programs.  She has extensive knowledge about design programs and worked closely with universities developing curriculum integration for their students. She currently resides in Austin, Texas with her family and works on the TEAN campus relations team.

Nancy Clarke

Regional Director

ME, NH, VT, RI, MA, CT, SD, ND, WY, MT

Nancy has been a TEAN Regional Director based in New England since 2006. She has lived abroad in Melbourne, Australia, and London, England and has traveled extensively on all continents with the exception of Antarctica. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Dan O’Brien

Regional Director

NY, NJ, PA, DE, DC, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, WV, AL, LA

Dan‘s interest in people, places, and cultures started at age 13 when his grandfather took him to Austria for a week-long stay.  Since that time, Dan has traveled to more than 25 countries, and has more than 16 years experience in education abroad. Dan has a Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Management from the School for International Training. He studied for a semester at the Universidad de Sevilla as an undergraduate student and as a graduate student served as a group leader for the Experiment in International Living – Spain. Dan is passionate about the power of education abroad and the global competencies it provides students.

Katie Rooney

Regional Director

WA, OR, CA, NV, AZ, ID, NM, MO, AR, IL, OH, KY, TN

Katie discovered her interest for international education during her undergraduate study abroad experience with the University of Notre Dame spending a year studying in Austria and doing a summer internship in Germany. After starting her career in healthcare software, she realized that her heart was still with international education and went back for her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Virginia. Before TEAN, Katie worked at two other study abroad provider organizations as well as Loyola University Chicago, where she helped both outgoing study abroad students and incoming international students. Outside of work, she loves exploring Chicago neighborhoods, reading, watching college football and basketball (Go Irish!), and planning her next international adventure!

Program Managers

Have you or one of your students applied to a TEAN program? Our Program Managers will be the best resource for information on your application and pre-departure advice. 

Kate Hilby

Senior Program Manager

New Zealand

Kate studied abroad with The Education Abroad Network at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia where her passion for international education and travel was ignited. Her study abroad experience impacted her so much that upon her return stateside, she became a TEAN Student Ambassador at The University of Iowa while completing her degree in Communication Studies. After graduation, she returned to Melbourne for a year where she worked for a university on the Marketing and Student Recruitment team. Kate has since lived in Auckland, New Zealand for a year, and is currently TEAN’s New Zealand and Fiji Programs Manager and team lead.

Kristen Jackson

Senior Program Manager

Australia

Kristen’s passion for study abroad began after her first trip overseas to Spain in high school and she has been a travel nut ever since. She is originally from Wisconsin, studied at the University of Minnesota for her undergraduate degree, and DePaul University in Chicago for graduate school. During her undergraduate years, she completed an internship in Sydney and knew she had to go back for a longer stay. She returned to Sydney to work and live for a year before moving back to Chicago. Kristen has nearly a decade experience in study abroad, and has worked on both on the provider side of the field and in the DePaul University and University of Minnesota study abroad offices. She loves to send students abroad as part of the TEAN team.

Kate McSurley

Senior Program Manager

Australia - Bond

Kate first traveled abroad as a participant of The Education Abroad Network, studying in Australia at the University of Queensland. Her time overseas allowed her to examine English literature from a fresh, new angle and have a proper introduction to Australian literature. Before joining TEAN, Kate also served as a National Admissions Advisor for a fashion & interior design college as well as a technical writer for a sport technology company. Kate holds a BA in English/Communications from Saint Xavier University and earned her M.A. in English at DePaul University, both in Chicago. Since her time at UQ, she has continued her travels throughout Europe and the U.S., but she will always have a soft spot for Australia.

Brynne Shannon

Program Manager

Southeast Asia

Brynne’s first experience overseas was when she studied abroad with TEAN in Thailand. Captivated by experiencing a different way of life, she decided to go back and spend the year after graduation teaching English in a rural Northern Thai town. After the experience of a lifetime, she became hooked on the love of travel and international education and landed her dream job working for TEAN HQ in Chicago.

Trisha Turner

Program Manager

Asia and Internships

Trisha’s first opportunity to travel outside the U.S. was after graduating from Indiana University when she was able to pursue her dream of living abroad by working at a resort in Bavaria, Germany. She spent two years traveling extensively across Europe and North Africa, solidifying her passion for experiencing other cultures and seeing more of the world. Trisha has a background in recruitment and previously worked for Disney on-campus recruitment organizing internships.