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About IPS


The Office of International Programs and Services is committed to providing students, the university, and the community with educational opportunities that offer an international perspective recognizing the plurality of cultures, the interdependence of nations, the existence of common political, economic, social and ecological concerns, and the urgent need for more effective methods of international and intercultural cooperation. Through its curriculum and sponsored activities, the Office of International Programs and Services seeks to enhance the understanding of global issues and exposure to contemporary world cultures.

Study Abroad

Assignment to the Office of International Programs and Services of a coordinator responsible for study abroad and exchange programs has provided much needed manpower for recruitment efforts both on and off campus. Design and production of a general study abroad brochure was completed and the brochure distributed to students at study abroad fairs, on-campus open houses and off-campus recruiting receptions. Moreover, guidelines for study abroad crisis prevention and management were established for directors and faculty teaching courses abroad. During the year, the coordinator attends study abroad fairs and meets with students individually to help them plan for their programs abroad.


Integration of personnel to handle immigration documentation and international student programming into the Office of International Programs and Services has completed centralization of all international activities. The assignment of an International Student Coordinator and Immigration Specialist has allowed IPS to designate personnel who are available to assist international students with the paperwork required to maintain their student status. Through workshops and other interactive programming, students are aided in their task of adjusting to campus life.


The staff of the Office of International Programs and Services thrive on challenges and strive to achieve a number of goals. Future goals include the establishment of additional study abroad and exchange programs, expanded international internship opportunities, and creating Georgia Southern international studies centers at partner universities in each major region of the world. Other goals are expanded international recruitment efforts and increased presence within the overall undergraduate academic curriculum.

 Smith_Danielle Ms. Danielle Smith 
Forest Drive Building – Room 1313C
Phone: (912) 478-7968
Tanya-Grubbs Ms. Tanya Brakhage
Immigration Specialist/PDSO
Forest Drive Building – Room 1322
Phone: (912) 478-7435
Beavan_Patricia Patricia Beavan
International Student Coordinator/DSO
Forest Drive Building – Room 1323
Phone: (912) 478-5451
Angie Threatte Ms. Angie Threatte 
Administrative Specialist
Forest Drive Building – Room 1321
Phone: (912) 478-0570
Janice Hendrix Mrs. Janice Hendrix 
Administrative Assistant/DSO
Forest Drive Building – Room 1313A
Phone: (912) 478-0332
Raymond_DaAndra Ms. DeAndra Raymond
Budget Analyst
Forest Drive Building – Room 1313B
Phone: (912) 478-1379
Emilee Carr Ms. Emilee Carr
Study Abroad Advisor
Forest Drive Building – Room 1324
Phone: (912) 478-5574
madandola_olatunde Mr. Olatunde Madandola
Graduate Assistant – Cross Cultural Friendship Program
Forest Drive Building – Room 1326
Phone: (912) 478-4926
Mascolo_Michael Mr. Michael Mascolo
Graduate Assistant – Study Abroad Program Resource Room
Forest Drive Building – Room 1316
Phone: (912) 478-7728
Oseghale_Stanley Mr. Stanley Oseghale
Graduate Assistant – Global Ambassadors Program
Forest Drive Building – Room 1325
Phone: (912) 478-5929
Michelle_Pescina Ms. Michelle Pescina
Institutional Student Assistant
Forest Drive Building – Room 1313
Phone: (912) 478-7966
Rivers_Elliot Mr. Elliott Rivers
Work-Study Student
Forest Drive Building – Room 1313
Phone: (912) 478-7966
McCoy_Eryn Ms. Eryn Wagnon
Graduate Assistant
Forest Drive Building – Room 1327
Phone: (912) 478-7969


Last updated: 10/28/2016