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UAB Education Abroad is monitoring the events in Ukraine and providing travelers within the
European continent with appropriate guidance.

Effective January 1, 2022 UAB will begin relaxing its international travel restrictions for Spring Education Abroad programs to select locations. Please visit our Education Abroad COVID-19 FAQ page, Financial Affairs Travel for Students, Financial Affairs Travel for Faculty, and UAB United for more details.

UAB EA World BlazerThe Office of Education Abroad is a member of the Forum for Education Abroad (Forum), Institute of International Education, and Association of International Educators (NAFSA). The Office of Education Abroad is guided by the Forum's Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, 6th Edition, to support high-quality programs.

UAB Education Abroad administers, establishes, and sends UAB students on high-quality education abroad opportunities to prepare them for success in the globalized world.

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UAB Office of Education Abroad
Suite 222M | Sterne Library
917 13th Street South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
(205) 975-6611

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Mason Simmons, Faculty-Led Program Coordinator

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Mason Simmons graduated from UAB with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Chinese Language in 2021. Currently, she is the Faculty-led Program Coordinator, however, she has also been the Passport Agent, and a Peer Ambassador here in Education Abroad. While still a student, she studied abroad in Chengdu, China for fall 2019 and Montevideo, Uruguay for spring 2020.

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    Mason’s love of adventure has been present since she was a child. She visited 17 states and Mexico before graduating high school and has not stopped exploring since. Her goal is to eventually visit all 50 states and all 7 continents. After her study abroad experience as an undergraduate, she found a passion for making education abroad obtainable for all students.

    When it comes to time-off, Mason enjoys exploring new local coffee shops, taking long drives with the top down, and singing off-key karaoke. On sunny days and long weekends, you can find her curled up with a book or at the park enjoying a picnic.

    As the Faculty-Led Program Coordinator, Mason collaborates with faculty to develop short term education abroad programs across the world and recruit students across campus. She looks forward to growing and diversifying the faculty-led portfolio.

Gabrielle Taylor, Education Abroad Advisor

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Gabrielle Taylor is the Education Abroad Advisor for the Office of Education Abroad. Prior to joining UAB, she served as a full-time instructor of Beginner German for the 2020-2021 academic year at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Gabrielle graduated from the University of Alabama—Tuscaloosa in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Communication, and in 2020 from the University of Kentucky with a Master of Arts in German Studies.

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    Gabrielle’s love of all things international began years ago, when her 2nd grade class learned “Silent Night” in German for her school’s Christmas program. She was immediately smitten with languages and cultures from across the globe. Traveling abroad to Germany in 2014 through the Fulbright Program impacted how Gabrielle saw global education, and inspired her to share her time abroad with others and expand their horizons when it came to where they could go and what they could experience for themselves.

    When she’s not working, you will find Gabrielle taking long walks with her dog, practicing a bit of yoga, binge-watching the latest foreign TV dramas, and planning future trips to countries around the world. She is also an avid foodie!

    As an Education Abroad Advisor, Gabrielle looks forward to advising and training students for their study abroad programs, collaborating with team members to promote the office’s opportunities, and building great campus networks.

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