Brooke Shurer oversees study abroad programming, the Meredith in Italy site in Sansepolcro, and support for international students and scholars. Dr. Shurer has been an international educator for over 15 years and has previously worked in study abroad offices at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State University, and Emory University. During college, she spent a semester abroad in Italy, which was the best decision of her college career. She has also worked in Wales and has traveled abroad widely (with many places still to explore!). Her current research explores the impact of pre-departure expectations on study abroad students’ academic, social, and cultural adjustment.
Dr. Shurer’s first job in international education was at Meredith’s Office of International Programs, where she interned as an undergraduate student. She was happy to return to her first “professional home” in 2013 and loves being a member of the Meredith community!
New Opportunities for International Online Learning, NAFSA National, May, 2015
Cultural Correspondents: Innovative K-8 Study Abroad Outreach, National Outreach Scholarship Conference, Oct., 2010
Global E-Learning Challenges, NCSU Faculty Development Series, Oct., 2010
Mythbusters: Is Curriculum Integration as Complex as it Sounds?, NAFSA VII, Nov., 2010, NCAIE, Mar., 2010
Risk Mitigation: A Proactive Strategy for Crisis in Study Abroad., NCAIE, Feb., 2010
Creating Strong Partnerships with Your Study Abroad Office: Curriculum Integration and Collaboration, Internationalizing Teacher Education Conference, Oct., 2010
Feeling the Pinch: Creative Ways to Address Economic Concerns in Study Abroad, NCAIE, Mar., 2009
Developing International Education Internships, NAFSA VII, Nov. 2008
Expectations and Experiences of U.S. Semester Study Abroad Students in British Universities: A Longitudinal Phenomenology, NCSU, 2016
NAFSA Association of International Education publications:
Contributor to NAFSA’s first e-Publication on Curriculum Integration in education abroad, 2011-2012
Contributor to NAFSA International Educator Magazine, Sept-Oct. 2010, Mar-Apr. 2014