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All current travel restrictions for UAB-sponsored/affiliated travel for faculty and staff will remain through July and students will remain through December. No exceptions are permitted for students. International travel restrictions will remain until further notice.

For more details, visit UAB United's Academics page and the Education Abroad’s COVID-19 FAQ.

UAB EA World BlazerThe Office of Education Abroad is a member of the Forum for Education Abroad (Forum), Institute of International Education, and Association of International Educators (NAFSA). The Office of Education Abroad is guided by the Forum's Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, 6th Edition, to support high-quality programs.

UAB Education Abroad administers, establishes, and sends UAB students on high-quality education abroad opportunities to prepare them for success in the globalized world.

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Ashley Neyer, Director

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Ashley Neyer is the Director for the Office of Education Abroad.  Prior to joining UAB, Ashley served in various capacities within International Programs at Missouri State University, most notably 6 years within the Office of Study Away Programs.  Ashley graduated from Missouri State in 2011 with her B.S. in Administrative Management, Minor in Accounting and again in 2013 with her MBA.

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    Ashley's love for travel began at a young age when her family drove a motorhome from Kansas to Washington DC. Her curiosity for all things international continued to grow as she discovered more of the United States and wondered what was beyond the yellow brick road. Her adventures abroad began spring 2010 when she studied at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland. The education abroad experience impacted her in ways she would’ve never imagined! Ever since then, Ashley has visited 19 countries, including most of Europe, Australia, and the Caribbean. Ashley hopes to expand her list to every continent.

    When she’s not working, rest assured you’re likely to find Ashley hunting for great flight deals to spark a new adventure. Ashley enjoys traveling, learning about other cultures, and sharing this passion with students.

    As the Director, Ashley collaborates with faculty to develop education abroad programming, develops and refines education abroad processes and policies to align with the Forum’s guidelines, and serves as the Education Abroad risk management key contact.

Gabrielle Taylor, Education Abroad Advisor

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Gabrielle Taylor is the Education Abroad Advisor for the Office of Education Abroad. Prior to joining UAB, she served as a full-time instructor of Beginner German for the 2020-2021 academic year at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Gabrielle graduated from the University of Alabama—Tuscaloosa in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Communication, and in 2020 from the University of Kentucky with a Master of Arts in German Studies.

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    Gabrielle’s love of all things international began years ago, when her 2nd grade class learned “Silent Night” in German for her school’s Christmas program. She was immediately smitten with languages and cultures from across the globe. Traveling abroad to Germany in 2014 through the Fulbright Program impacted how Gabrielle saw global education, and inspired her to share her time abroad with others and expand their horizons when it came to where they could go and what they could experience for themselves.