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Heather Thompson

Director, Education Abroad


Heather Thompson is the director of Education Abroad at The University of Texas at Austin. She is responsible for the coordination and development of reciprocal exchanges, affiliations, and a wide array of customized programs that span the 14 academic colleges and schools. She leads a team of 18 study abroad professionals responsible for student advising and academic collaboration. Heather has been involved with education abroad since 1994. She is actively engaged in NAFSA, the Association of International Educational Educators and presents regularly at national conferences on topics related to access, diversity and financial aid.