Study Abroad provides operational support to student engagement programs outside of the US, working with faculty to develop opportunities for overseas programs and helping to find programs appropriate to their academic and career goals.
Dr. Uttiyo Raychaudhuri joined Clemson in March 2013 to lead the Office of Study Abroad. Raychaudhuri has been working to expand the global engagement opportunities for students and to provide administrative support to colleges and departments as they expand their international programs. Previously Dr. Raychaudhuri was at the University of Georgia where he was the associate director of Global Programs in the Sustainability Office. Raychaudhuri earned a Ph.D. in forestry and natural resources from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in education from University of Georgia, with earlier experience in environmentally intelligent design and architecture. Throughout his varied career, he has actively promoted the cause of inter-cultural competence and environmental stewardships. A native of India, Raychaudhuri lives in Anderson, SC with his wife and two children.
Jessica Mussro is the administrative/program assistant for Clemson Study Abroad. She manages Clemson’s application process, performs initial advising, and coordinates course transferal. Jessica earned her undergraduate degree in international development in 2010; she has lived and studied in the Middle East and it remains her region of interest for study abroad, research, and current events.
Meredith Fant Wilson is a Study Abroad Advisor at Clemson University. In her current role, she advises students throughout the study abroad process, from the initial exploration of opportunities abroad through re-entry upon students’ return to campus. Before coming to Clemson in 2007, Meredith worked as the Public Relations Manager for Discover Upcountry Carolina, a non-profit destination marketing organization. Meredith holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, M.Ed. in Counselor Education, and a BS in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management from Clemson University. In her free time, Meredith enjoys traveling, shopping, gardening, and cooking.
Laura Braun is a Study Abroad Advisor at Clemson University. In her current role, she advises students throughout the study abroad process, from the initial exploration of opportunities abroad through re-entry upon students’ return to campus. Before coming to Clemson in 2011, Laura was an Education Abroad Advisor at the University of Kentucky. Laura is an active member of NAFSA and serves as the Communications Chair for the South Carolina Association of International Educators. She holds a M.A. in Education from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Furman University. She enjoys swimming, cooking, traveling, and playing with her dog, Terra.