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Study Abroad Office

Meet Our Staff

Chrissie Faupel

Title: Assistant Director of Study Abroad Advising
Study Abroad Office
Phone: 803-777-7557
Chrissie Faupel

Chrissie Faupel provides leadership to the study abroad advising team and guides the overall advising strategy for the office. She liaises with the College of Education, College of Information and Communications, and Darla Moore School of Business, providing a link between these departments and the Study Abroad Office. She also organizes the annual Advisor's conference on Study Abroad, held every year during the spring semester. 

Prior to joining the Study Abroad Office, Chrissie worked for World Learning through their Experiment in International Living program, directing a group of high school students on a program in France and Italy. She also worked for SIT Study Abroad as a Regional Program Assistant for their programs in Africa, South of the Sahara while concurrently working on her master’s degree at SIT Graduate Institute.

Chrissie served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa. She worked in Thailand, South Korea, and Mexico as an English language teacher. She also studied abroad in Tours, France as an undergrad. Chrissie is passionate about the francophone world, the lost art of letter writing, and spending time with her two children.

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy- Educational Leadership and Policy, Anticipated 2021
University of South Carolina

Master of Arts – International Education, 2016
SIT Graduate Institute

Bachelor of Arts – International Studies & French, 2005
University of South Carolina

  • Staffing the IE Office, Developing and Evaluating Your Office’s Structure. Co-presenter, NAFSA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (May 2018)
  • Model Staffing: Evaluating Your Office Structure and Effectiveness. Co-presenter, NAFSA E-Learning Seminar. (June 2017)
  • International Perspectives on Higher Education. Co-presenter, CIEE Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA. (November 2016)
  • Giving Credit Where Credit is Due. Co-presenter, NAFSA Bi-Regional Conference, New Orleans, LA. (November 2016).
  • Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientations: Going Online. Co-presenter, NAFSA Region VII Conference, Savannah, GA. (October 2015).
  • Do They Work Hard for the Money? An Assessment of Study Abroad Scholarships. Co-presenter, NAFSA Region VII Conference, Savannah, GA. (October 2015).
  • Engaging Alumni. Co-presenter, NAFSA Annual Conference, Boston, MA. (May 2015).
  • What Should Be the Language of Learning and Teaching in African Schools? Presenter, NAFSA Bi-Regional Conference, Albany, NY. (October 2014).
  • Faupel, C. & M. Hickman. (February 2018). Perspectives on the student veteran experience. Diversity Abroad Global Impact Exchange.
  • Butler, R., C. Faupel, J.R. Karpicz, E. Ledesma, M. Nelson, & I. Scott. (June 2017). Diversity Abroad advisor manual: Access for disabilities abroad. Diversity Abroad.
  • Faupel, C. & A. Morris. (July 2015). Engaging alumni: Tips for international educators. Go Overseas.
  • Faupel, C. (May 2015). A little slice of Americana. Review of Global Studies Literature, NAFSA.
  • Faupel, C. (April 2015). 2015 Study abroad trends in Africa report. Go Overseas.
  • Faupel, C. (December 2014). Why don’t more minorities study abroad? Go Overseas.
  • Faupel, C. (September/October, 2014). Belonging. International Educator, NAFSA.
  • Faupel, C. (Fall 2014). Man from Mali. Kaleidoscope International Journal, Boston College.



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