Contact Us

Contact Us

  • Location: 403 Richards Hall
  • Phone Number: 617-373-5276
  • Central email account: studyabroad@neu.edu

Office Hours

  • Walk - in Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm-4pm
  • By appointment only: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10am-11am (scheduled via Self Service tab of myNEU)
  • Evening Extended Office Hours by appointment only: Wednesdays between 5 to 7 pm (scheduled via Self Service tab of myNEU)
  • Hours of Operation:8:30am-5pm Monday through Friday

Study Abroad Coordinators

  • Colleen Boyle (c.boyle@neu.edu): Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ghana, India, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, GE3 programs
  • Daisy Biddle (d.biddle@neu.edu): Australia, Austria, Belgium, England, France, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, New Zealand, Portugal, Senegal, Serbia, Scotland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Wales
  • Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu): Argentina, Chile, China, Czech Republic,  Ecuador, Germany, Grenada, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Peru, Poland, Russia, Sea Semester, Spain, Vietnam

EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: 617-755-5502 (To be used in emergencies ONLY; this is a 24/7 emergency phone)

 

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Brian Gibson,  Director

b.gibson@neu.edu, (617) 373-7854

Brian Gibson is a professional with nearly a quarter century of experience in international education including both scholarship and administration.For over a decade, Brian developed, designed and implemented international programs that were instrumental in the fight against and transition from apartheid in South Africa.  In the ensuing decade he directed similar programming on a worldwide basis at the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and as an assistant dean at Columbia University’s School of Law.In terms of scholarly pursuits, Brian has taught a range of courses in international and comparative law, customary law, and alternative dispute resolution at the University of Amsterdam, La Sapienza, Seton Hall, and the City University of Hong Kong.  At present Brian is exploring how the attachment to local custom affects the rule of law in the modern nation state. Brian is currently completing his PhD in legal puralism at the University of Amsterdam and holds advanced degrees in law and conflict resolution from Georgetown and Columbia Universities, respectively.


Maureen Underhill

Maureen Underhill, Senior Associate Director of Finance and Administration

m.underhill@neu.edu (617) 373-6365

As Senior Associate Director of Finance and Administration for the Office of International Study Programs (OISP), I am responsible for managing all financial and administrative matters concerning OISP programs. I work closely with faculty to plan their Dialogue of Civilizations programs and I am the liaison between Student Billing and this office. I have been at Northeastern for over twelve years working in various budget and finance capacities. Recently, I became a member of the Northeastern Parents Leadership Council and am actively involved in helping parents make the most of their Northeastern experience. I particularly enjoy speaking with parents of our study abroad students.  Before Northeastern I worked in public accounting and spent 10 years at AT&T as a financial systems analyst. I have a B.A. in English from UMass/Amherst, a Certificate in Accountancy from Bentley University, a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and a Certificate in Non Profit Management from Northeastern. Having a strong interest in international travel and global education, I am thrilled to be working here at OISP.


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Colleen Boyle, Manager, Exchange and Customized Programs

c.boyle@neu.edu (617) 373-7993

I earned my B.A. in Spanish and History from Providence College and my M.A. in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University. Prior to coming to the Office of International Study Programs at Northeastern, I worked in the field of International Education both domestically and abroad. I have worked in study abroad offices at Bentley University and The University of Texas at Austin, as well as worked in-country with high school students studying Spanish in Costa Rica. Working with students in Costa Rica proved to be a valuable experience, as it helped me to better understand the challenges and accomplishments students experience while studying abroad. I have also volunteered with the Pakistani Educational Leadership Institute; assisting upper level Pakistani educators in understanding the American educational system. I look forward to working with Northeastern students as they pursue the exciting experiences of study abroad.


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Daisy Biddle, Coordinator

d.biddle@neu.edu (617) 373-6465

Daisy has a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.  During her time at NEU, she participated in 3 study abroad programs in France, England, and Ireland.  This sparked her interest in pursuing a career in international education.  She has a M.A. in International Relations from Hult International Business School in London, UK.  Her dissertation examined the role of youth in the Northern Irish peace process.  Prior to joining OISP, Daisy worked in Student Development at Harlaxton College, the British Campus of the University of Evansville in Grantham, England.  Working with North American study abroad students, she gained deeper insight and understanding of study abroad programming.  Daisy has also worked in a private education company assisting hundreds of US educators to plan international tours for their students, as well as an international events company in London where she planned networking events for the Thai market in England. Daisy is excited to work with Northeastern students to find study programs that meet their international education goals and share her love of travel and international exchange!


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Katie Rabbitt Burke, Coordinator

k.burke@neu.edu (617) 373-6125

Katie joined Northeastern University in August 2013 as a Study Abroad Coordinator.  Previously she worked as a Study Abroad Advisor at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.  She has also worked in a variety of capacities – including judicial affairs, student affairs and international programs – at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University Chicago and Moraine Valley Community College.  Katie holds a M.Ed. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago and a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Kansas.  She discovered her passion for study abroad and international travel while at the University of Kansas, where she participated in a number of programs in Austria, Belgium, China, France, and Hungary.  She also participated in a short course in Rome, Italy while completing her graduate studies. In her free time, Katie enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, trying new foods, and traveling every chance gets.  She truly enjoys helping students navigate what will be the most transformative experience of their undergraduate career!


Kelly Lyons

Kelly Lyons, Budget Analyst

k.lyons@neu.edu (617) 373-7997

Prior to working at Northeastern University, Kelly spent five years planning and leading study abroad programs for American University students in London. Kelly earned her B.A. in History and Theatre Studies at Liverpool University. Working in international education has provided her with a great passion for travel, and the hunger to experience new cultures. In her spare time, she enjoys running, cycling, and watching the Boston Celtics.


Liz McClanahan, Administrative Assistant

e.mcclanahan@neu.edu (617) 373-5276

I graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor's in International Affairs and Anthropology. I spent my first co-op learning about refugee resettlement in the Boston area at the International Institute of Boston. Through OISP, I participated in a Dialogue of Civilizations to Buenos Aires, Argentina and a traditional semester abroad in Dublin, Ireland. I love to travel and hope to visit as many countries as possible. I enjoy helping students meet their travel goals and look forward to meeting many students traveling abroad.


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Valeria Suarez, Administrative Assistant

v.suarez@neu.edu (617) 373-5310

I am originally from the heart of South America, Bolivia. I moved to South Florida with my family ten years ago. This experience has allowed me to appreciate and embrace different cultures. I relocated to Boston in September 2012 as a transfer student at Northeastern University to pursue my Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting Management. I am thrilled to be part of the OISP team because I love traveling and meeting people from other countries. I believe that the Dialogues of Civilizations and Study Abroad programs are a great and an enriching opportunity for students to learn about and  understand other cultures and to see the world from a different perspective.