Meet the Staff
Richmond, Virginia 23284
Phone: (804) 827-7882
Fax: (804) 828-2552
Please review the advising areas for each advisor and request an appointment with the appropriate adviser
Schedule an advising appointment with Stephanie!
Stephanie Tignor has worked in the Global Education Office for more than a decade in a variety of positions. As the director of Education Abroad, Stephanie oversees the administration of the university's study abroad and exchange programs including faculty-led programs. She is an alumna of VCU, at which she earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees. She first discovered her passion for international education while on a semester study abroad program in Edinburgh, Scotland, through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). As a graduate student in English, she studied abroad in Peru and spent time volunteering in Ecuador as a teacher of English as a foreign language. She has also co-led service and study abroad programs to Mexico and Malaysia, and has led a program in the U.S. for students from VCU's Partnership institutions in China.
Advising areas (*for fall 2019*):
VCU at Macquarie University (Australia)
VCU Exchange: Curtin University (Australia)
VCU Exchange: Bauhaus University (Germany)
Regional advising areas:
- First Advising Sessions
- General advising
- UK and Ireland
- Australia, New Zealand and Oceania
- Middle East
- France and French-speaking locations
- VCU Semester Programs in the UK (except UWE) (*for fall 2019 only*)
- VCU Semester Programs in Korea (*for fall 2019 only*)
- VCU Exchange: Fudan University (China) (*for fall 2019*)
Schedule an advising appointment with Amy!
Amy Miller joined the Global Education Office in 2019. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a B.A. in Geography and Spanish. Amy studied abroad in Bilbao, Spain and Buenos Aires, Argentina, interned and researched in the cloud forest of Guatemala and has traveled to many other countries in Latin America and Europe. She also graduated from SIT Graduate Institute with a M.A. in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management. There she worked with SIT Study Abroad in Morocco offering student affairs support and researching intercultural competency development. Amy is here to advise students towards making their study abroad dreams a reality and to support existing and new program initiatives.
Regional advising areas:
- Latin America & Caribbean
- Europe (except UK, Ireland & France)
- Multi-country programs
- VCU Exchange: VCUQatar (*for fall 2019*)
- VCU Exchange: University of the West of England (UWE) (*for fall 2019*)
- VCU Exchange: Rabdan Academy (*for fall 2019*)
- VCU Semester Programs in Spain and Latin America (*for fall 2019*)
*Please note that Sarah will be on leave for the duration of the fall 2019 semester*
Sarah Carrier joined the Global Education Office in 2008 after graduating from Allegheny College with a degree in International Studies and Spanish. Sarah studied abroad with American University’s Washington Semester Program and has traveled through Western Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. She is also a graduate of the VCU School of Education’s Counselor Education program where she focused on the importance of cultural exchange and the career development of college students. Sarah joins the Education Abroad staff in assisting returnees with their career development and professional goals, as well as working with incoming exchange students.