Our Staff

Welcome to the Office for Study Abroad staff listing. Our mission is to provide and facilitate quality international educational opportunities at The George Washington University. As educators, we promote the academic, personal, professional, and intercultural development of students before, during, and after their study abroad experiences. We respond effectively to student needs, contribute to campus internationalization, and foster cultural understanding and self-awareness among the student body.

You can meet with our staff through express advising, office hours or at one of our events. Please review our Advising Services for more information. 

Below you will find a listing of our staff members. Click the staff member's name for contact details and information on office hours. 

Meet Our Staff

Shardé Johnson

Shardé Johnson

Shardé Johnson is the Manager of Advising Services and interim Study Abroad Advisor for students in the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Media and Public Affairs, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for the Office for Study Abroad.

Nicole Anderson

Nicole Anderson

Nicole currently serves as the Manager for Global Bachelor's and Focus on Fall Abroad Community programs

Matilda Izevbigie

Matilda Izevbigie

Matilda currently serves as an Express Advisor

Kim Rush

Kim Rush

Kim currently serves as the Study Abroad Advisor for students in the Elliott School of International Affairs and the interim advisor for students in GW's School of Business and the Milken School of Public Health. Kim also currently manages our Study Abroad Peer Advisor (SAPA) program.

Ally Croteau

Ally Croteau

Ally currently serves as the Assistant for Global Bachelor's and the Focus on Fall Abroad Community programs.

Tyler Frattalone

Tyler Frattalone

Tyler is the Program Assistant for the GW Study Programs in Chile, England, France, and Spain.

Jennifer Bhiro

Jennifer Bhiro

Jennifer Bhiro is the Program Assistant for the Short Term Abroad Programs (STAP) and is the primary support and contact for the STAP programs.

Daniel Riley

Daniel Riley

Daniel is the Interim Director of Study Abroad and Program Manager for the GW Study Programs.

Recent News

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GW Student Alan Ibarra awarded the Fund for Education Abroad DC-Area Scholarship

GW student Alan Ibarra was awarded the Fund for Education Abroad DC-Area Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year.

Elena Mieszczanski posing for a photo at the equator in Uganda.

Elena Mieszczanski of GW to present research at Notre Dame Human Development Conference

GW student and study abroad alum Elena Mieszczanski was chosen to present undergraduate research at the 2019 Notre Dame Human Development Conference.

Students on a boat tour of the River Thames.

GW Study Abroad Scholarships & Financial Aid Are Now Open

Scholarship and Financial Aid applications opened on Friday, February 15, 2019 -- Apply today!

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FEA Secures $90,000 in Funding from NAFSA for African-American Students

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) received a pledge of $90,000 from NAFSA: Association of International Educators to fund scholarships for African American undergraduate students to study abroad.

Office for Study Abroad recognized as a top producer of Gilman Scholarship awardees

GW's Office for Study Abroad Recognized for Gilman Awardees

GW's Office for Study Abroad recognized by the U.S. State Department as a top producer of Gilman Scholars.

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Study Abroad in the Fall with FOFAC!

FOFAC members benefit from privileged early registration for spring courses, tuition awards and scholarships, housing opportunities, and many cultural and professional events in the spring semester upon returning to GW.