Staff Directory

Mission Statement

In support of UMBC’s mission, the Education Abroad Office delivers high impact global educational experiences that prepare UMBC students of all backgrounds on their path to becoming socially responsible lifelong learners.


The Education Abroad Office located at the University Center 207 and is part of the Center for Global Engagement.


Education Abroad Staff

Katie Heird (she/her)

Director of Education Abroad & Global Learning

Volunteered in Mexico, studied abroad in Ecuador & Peru, worked abroad in Ecuador

+1 (410) 455-8175

Brian V. Souders (he/him)

Associate Director, Global Engagement Opportunities

Studied abroad in Finland and Russia, researched in Estonia, and has traveled to 90+ countries

+1 (410) 455-8175

Alicyn Curtis (she/her)

Education Abroad Advisor

Studied Abroad in Seoul, South Korea

+1 (410) 455-8175

Brianna Brown (she/her)

Graduate Assistant

Studied Abroad in Prague, Czech Republic

+1 (410) 455-8175


Education Abroad Peer Advisors

William Mo

Hasn’t studied abroad…yet!