About Us


Office Staff

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Maria Darley
Maria Darley


Director of Study Abroad
 706-729-2306
mdarley@augusta.edu

Maria Darley assists faculty with the details of planning study abroad and study away programs. She works hard to market all programs to students to help them make the decision on which study abroad/away program is the best one for them. She has worked in various student services roles with Augusta University since 2003.  She has previously worked at Florida State University, Savannah College of Art and Design, and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in Art History and Psychology and graduate degree from Florida State University in Higher Education Administration.  Favorite travel locations include places like Greece, South Africa, Morocco, Spain, and Italy.

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Study Abroad Advisor
 706-729-2306

       

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Rachel Morris
Rachel Morris


Office Coordinator
 706-729-2306
racmorris@augusta.edu

Rachel Morris joined the Augusta University Study Abroad Office in January 2015. During her time as an undergraduate student at Augusta University, Rachel participated in multiple study abroad programs. She studied environmental biology in Quito, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, military history in Ireland, and participated in the Model United Nations where she won an award for Outstanding Position Paper at the national New York conference. Rachel is currently working on her Master of Public Administration degree. She participated in the Cuba program in the spring of 2017, gaining graduate course credit while studying economic development in Cuba. Rachel believes travel is an essential part of the educational experience. She applies her hands on knowledge and involvement in the study abroad field to assist faculty, staff, and students in obtaining a culturally enriching experience through studying abroad.

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Molly Davis
Molly Davis


Office Specialist
 706-729-2306
modavis@augusta.edu

 Molly Davis started at Augusta University Study Abroad Office in June 2019. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Augusta State University in History in 2008. She participated in the Study Abroad Program with the European Council to London, England in 2007. This trip sparked her love and passion for travel and culture. She believes that international travel can help a student apply classroom lessons and apply them to real world experiences. In her free time, Molly is an active volunteer in many nonprofit organizations in the CSRA. She enjoys volunteering, reading, traveling, and spending time with her children and husband.

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Bria Ellerbe
Bria Ellerbe


 

Bria joined our staff as a student assistant in January 2019. She is a Psychology Major from Gwinnett County. In the future she plans to be a pediatric psychologist. She is very passionate about dance and traveling. She participated in the Costa Rica First Year Experience in 2018 and hopes to do more traveling in the future. 

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Brittany Lortie
Brittany Lortie


 
 
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Anjali Patel
Anjali Patel


 

Anjali began as one of our Study Abroad Mentors and joined our staff as a student assistant in September 2017. Anjali is a Cellular & Molecular Biology major and Business Administration Minor. In the future she plans to be a naturopathic physician and travel around the world to help those who have minimal or no access to healthcare. She has loved to travel since childhood and has visited many states and countries including India, England and Qatar. She has been on two study abroad trips, Costa Rica: First Year Experience and Italy: Second Year Experience. Anjali has a passion for learning about different cultures, languages and faiths; she is always looking to learn more and expand her knowledge. From her wonderful and life changing experiences of studying abroad, Anjali hopes to inform other students of the phenomenal opportunities study abroad has to offer and encourage them to expand their horizons. 

Study Abroad Mentors (aka SAMs) are Augusta University students who have been on a study abroad or study away program. These study abroad alumni were so impacted by their experience that they want to volunteer their time to promote the incredible effects that a study abroad program can have on a student’s life.


Brittany LortieBrittany Lortie 

- Costa Rica: First Year Experience (Spring 2017)
- Italy: Second Year Experience (Spring 2018)
- European Council: Scotland (Summer 2018)

 

 




Anjali Patel

Anjali Patel

- Costa Rica: First Year Experience (Spring 2016)
- Italy: Second Year Experience (Spring 2017)

Anjali's wanderlust made her grab the first opportunity to study abroad, she went on the Costa Rica: First Year Experience and Italy: Second Year Experience trips. She loved them both and got an experience she never would have sitting in a classroom.  After both her trips, she came back with wonderful memories and experiences which she loves to share with others. Having a passion for study abroad she hopes to share her experiences with students and encourage them to step outside of their comfort zones and see what the world has to offer!


Chandani PatelChandani Patel

- Iceland (Summer 2017)
- Tanzania (Summer 2018)

In the summer of 2017, I studied abroad in “The Land of Fire and Ice” (Iceland) with AU’s Biology Program. I had an incredible time and if I absolutely had to choose a favorite memory (which is ridiculously hard to do by the way), it would be ATV-touring the different terrains Iceland has to offer. We saw a lot of breathtaking waterfalls and views as we explored the country, all the while learning about the science and rich history and culture imbibed within The Human Genome Project. In the summer of 2018, I travelled again with AU’s Biology Program, but this time to Tanzania (Africa). Choosing a favorite memory from this trip seems even harder to do than choosing one for Iceland. I would have to say the part I enjoyed the most in Tanzania was the extent to which we were culturally immersed. We spent so much time with the native people and tribes and got to learn so much about their customs, foods, and lifestyles. There is truly nothing I didn’t thoroughly enjoy on this trip, especially including the birds and bees being my outdoor shower buddies!

 


Hannah LeeHannah Lee

- Costa Rica: First Year Experience (Spring 2018)

 

 

 



Lauren SillLauren Sill

- Costa Rica: First Year Experience (Spring 2017)
- China (Summer 2018)
- Salamanca, Spain (Summer 2018)

I am a senior nursing student with a minor in Spanish who loves traveling! During my time at Augusta University, I have studied abroad in Costa Rica (FYE), China, and Salamanca, and I am excited to participate in the AU Nursing Ecuador program this upcoming spring. In my free time, I love exploring new places and volunteering at the local Ronald McDonald House.


Lexy KaticLexy Katic

- Costa Rica: First Year Experience (Spring 2018)
- Greece (Summer 2018)

I'm Lexy Katic a Sophomore with no direction other then I like to travel. So, before my first semester started freshman year I was signed up for the first year experience to Costa Rica and the summer trip to Greece. Both trips were really beneficial in knocking out some of my core classes.  Each trip allowed for me to see first hand the things we learn in class. Seeing these things one first hand rather then second is something that will remain in my memory for years to come. My favorite part of both trips was the fact that I left with a just a random group of people and returned with not only life long friends but a family. The people I meet on these trips have shaped me into the person I will become. Costa Rica taught the importance of a helping  your fellow man. Greece taught me to be independent, strong and to keep moving forward. I can't wait to see what kinds of adventures I will go on in my remaining 3 years. Let's travel Jags! 


Reeya Patel

- Tanzania (Summer 2018)

 


Dhruv Atri

- Costa Rica (Spring 2019)  

 


Tamaria Alexander

- New Zealand (Summer 2019)

 


 Danielle Wardell

- China (Summer 2019)

 


 Sarah Thomas

- Belgium & Netherlands (Spring 2019)

 


 Corin Hoell

- Salamanca (Summer 2019)

 


 

Mady Bearden

-Salamanca (Summer 2019)