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Hilary Wilson

Hilary Wilson

Exchange Coordinator

The George Washington University

Washington, Other

Exchange Coordinator at The George Washington University - Office for Study Abroad

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“People only get really interesting when they start to rattle the bars of their cages.” ― Alain de Botton

The George Washington University

Exchange Coordinator

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University of Maryland

Coordinator for Exchange & Partner Programs

• Facilitate new exchange partnerships by collaborating and negotiating with faculty, staff and international partners regarding memoranda of understanding and student exchange agreements; maintain exchange balances with overseas exchange partners
• Process applications, advise on academics, visas and student life, host events, and conduct orientation for approximately 130 inbound international exchange students per year
• Maintain inbound student exchange application and post-acceptance documents and marketing materials on StudioAbroad and Sparkplug; oversaw the transition of the inbound student exchange applications from paper to online processing
• Coordinate inbound student exchange application, registration, orientation, and academic advising processes with thirty-three international university partners, the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Office of International Services, Office of Resident Life, Registrar, Office of Financial Aid, Office of the Bursar, Office of Resident Life, and various academic advisors and Deans across seven colleges
• Create and maintain marketing, advising, application, and post-acceptance processes and documents for outgoing study abroad students participating in exchanges and the Maryland-in-Copenhagen study abroad program; coordinated Maryland-in-Berlin and Maryland-in-Shanghai programs for approximately 20 students per year
• Advised approximately 200 University of Maryland (UMD) students on exchanges and partner programs in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Germany, China, and Denmark
• Leader and coordinator of the UMD Education Abroad Exchange Committee working group
• Responsible for conducting site visits to international partner universities to strengthen bilateral relationships and explore future partnerships
• Staff supervisor for the student-run organization, “Terp Exchange”
• Taught a course on cultural adjustment and university resources, UNIV100: Student in the University, for freshman students

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Simmons College

Education Abroad Program Manager

• Advised approximately 200 Simmons College students per year on non-Simmons semester abroad programs, direct exchange and faculty-led short-term travel programs
• Created application and acceptance materials and coordinated registration for all study abroad students in conjunction with the Dean’s Offices, Financial Services, Student Life and the Registrar; maintained all student applications
• Collaborated with Simmons staff and faculty to develop budgets and implemented between 10 to 14 Simmons faculty-led short-term travel programs annually
• Coordinated travel arrangements for short – term programs, such as organizing international airfare, collecting group travel visa applications, enrolling participants in travel insurance, and managing payments for domestic and international business vendors
• Oversaw the annual Simmons study abroad scholarship process
• Designed marketing materials for short-term travel programs
• Constructed the Simmons College Travel Program Faculty Leader Handbook to provide faculty with information on institutional policies and best practices in education abroad
• Responded to student emergencies and maintain the 24-hour emergency phone for all abroad programs
• Assisted in preparation and coordination of the Colleges of the Fenway Global Opportunities Center consortium study abroad fairs, pre-departure orientations and re-entry events; presented safety and travel information to departing study abroad students
• Maintained the Simmons College study abroad website
• Facilitated Simmons College affiliations with various study abroad program providers
• Presented study abroad information to prospective Simmons students and parents on academic life panels during the President’s Reception days
• Supervised two student workers and one graduate assistant
• Hosted and coordinated visits for colleagues from various study abroad organizations and institutions

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Boston College

Interim International Study Advisor

• Advised approximately 200 Boston College students annually on international study opportunities in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia; temporarily advised students about Asia programs
• Assisted students with program selection, application protocol, course approvals, credit transfers, immigration, and health and safety issues; processed applications and determined student eligibility for study abroad
• Communicated regularly with BC students, faculty, on-site coordinators, parents, and host university staff
• Participated in pre-departure orientation activities for outgoing students and compiled materials to prepare students for foreign study
• Constructed online program advising resources for accepted students using WebCT
• Conducted student/parent information sessions on study abroad and international careers
• Hosted and coordinated visits for international colleagues from partner universities

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Boston College

Master of Arts (M.A.), Higher Education/Higher Education Administration

Boston College

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Art History