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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Panhia Lee, Education Abroad Coordinator

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Phone Number :507-389-6669
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Panhia is a senior studying Anthropology and Psychology.  In the Fall of 2014, through MSU's Exchange Programs, she studied abroad at the University of Seoul in South Korea for a semester and absolutely fell in love with traveling.  In her free time, she enjoys nature through camping, hiking, ripstiking, and rollerblading.  She has a sweet tooth and loves cake, ice cream and chocolates!



Kaori Seavey, Interim Education Abroad Advisor

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Phone Number :507-389-6724
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Kaori was born and raised in Osaka, Japan and moved to Mankato in 2009 to attend Minnesota State University, Mankato where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  She is an interim Education Abroad Advisor in the Center of Education Abroad and Away.  Her main role is to advise and work with faculty members and students who participate in Faculty Led Programs.  She believes that studying abroad gives you the opportunity to see the world and a chance to experience different education styles while spending time with new friends, culture, traditions, food etc.  If you're thinking to go abroad or try something new, make an appointment with her-she'd love to share what you can do while you're a student at MSU Mankato! She looks forward to meeting you!



Alissa Morson, Education Abroad Advisor

Alissa Morson

Phone Number :507-389-1340
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I’m Alissa Morson, the Education Abroad Advisor in the Center for Education Abroad and Away at MSU, Mankato.  I’m excited to bring my passion for all things international to MSU, Mankato and help students have their own life changing experiences.  I believe that study abroad or away is a necessary part of everyone’s collegiate experience in today’s increasingly globalized society, and I’ve dedicated my career in international education to improving access and inclusion in study abroad programming.  To better understand all aspects of international education, I attended SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont and received my Masters in International Education.  During my graduate program, I did extensive research on study abroad marketing to better understand how language and imagery may influence a student’s decision to go abroad.  I look forward to speaking to students about the benefits of opportunities abroad and how they can overcome barriers to maximize their experience.   I’ve studied and traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, the Caucasus, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean throughout college, graduate school and my time in the Peace Corps.



Dunia, Peer Advisor

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Phone Number :507-389-1507
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Dunia is a freshman student at Mankato, majoring in International Relations. She is from Ethiopia and Yemen originally, but has lived in the Twin Cities for 8+ years now. This summer, she plans to study abroad with the Mankato Exchange in South Korea, but hopes to travel the entirety of the world someday. Dunia is happy to be working as a Peer advisor for the study abroad office, and is excited to help students make their travel dreams a reality.



Elva, Peer Advisor

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Phone Number :507-389-1507
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Elva is a freshman majoring in nursing. She hopes to study abroad in Australia and New Zealand during the Spring 2018 semester. She loves to go on adventures and hopes to see the whole world someday. Elva is excited to help others with their study abroad plans so they can see the world.



Jacob, Peer Advisor

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Phone Number :507-389-1507
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Jacob is a senior undergraduate student majoring in International Relations with a minor in Psychology. He is from Mapleton, Minnesota and studied abroad with the American Institute for Foreign Study in London during the Fall 2015 semester. In the future, he hopes to return to the United Kingdom to work in the field of International Relations or attend graduate school in the Twin Cities. Jacob is excited to help students find their own adventure of a lifetime.


Office Hours

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
(Summer Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm)