Our Staff

Stephen Murray, Senior Study Abroad Advisor, Interim Director

Stephen Murray is a recent graduate of Georgia State University having completed Master’s degrees in Anthropology and Applied Linguistics.  He participated in GSU’s Tsinghua University Exchange in addition to having studied abroad in Erlangen, Germany as an undergraduate German major at Georgia Southern University.  In addition to his academic experience he has worked in customer service and operations fields and the travel industry.  Over the years he has travelled to the United Kingdom, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Ireland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Thailand, Belize, the Czech Republic, and China. Email: smurray7@gsu.edu

Emily Caskey, Study Abroad Advisor

Emily Caskey completed her Master’s degree in German Literature at the University of Georgia, where she taught introductory German language courses. As an undergraduate German and History major she studied abroad in Rostock, Germany through a UGA exchange program. In addition to her academic year abroad, she interned in Berlin at the U.S. Embassy and taught German to international students at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Emily’s passion for international education comes from her love of working with students and her enthusiasm for academic and cultural exchange; in her role as a Study Abroad Advisor at Georgia State she hopes to encourage curiosity and prepare students to benefit personally, academically, and professionally from study abroad. Email: ecaskey@gsu.edu

Bryan Johnson, Study Abroad Advisor

Michael Johnson

Bryan Johnson is a recent graduate of Georgia State University, where he received his B.A. in English, with a concentration in British and American Studies. During his time at GSU, Bryan was a part of the Joint Studies Exchange Program with the University of Northumbria in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he studied for an academic year. As an alumni of Study Abroad Programs and former student assistant & intern in the office, he is excited about working with Georgia State students in his new role as a Study Abroad Advisor. He hopes to help students find their own path and encourages every student to consider study abroad during their time as a GSU Panther. When not working with Study Abroad Programs, he freelances as a published poet and writer, and enjoys travel and exploring nature. Email: mjohnson173@gsu.edu

Marla Meredith, Study Abroad Coordinator


Marla Meredith is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, where she received a B.S. in Psychology and a M.A. in Sociology. During her undergraduate career she completed a directed study in Sri Lanka researching culture and psychological constructs.  It was at that time in her life that she knew she wanted to help others gain access to experiences abroad.  While completing her M.A., she worked at Georgia Southern University’s Office of International Programs and Services running the Global Ambassadors Program. She truly has a passion for working with students, and wants to continue helping them reach their international goals. Email:  mmeredith@gsu.edu

Study Abroad Student Ambassadors

Want to talk to a Georgia State University student who has recently studied abroad? Our Study Abroad Student Ambassadors are available to answer your questions via email or to chat with you in our office. You can ask them about their experience abroad, as well as for advice on planning your own. Stop by our office to meet the Ambassadors or check out the Study Abroad Student Ambassadors page. Email them at mystudyabroad@gsu.edu.