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Staff : Kelly A Newlon

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Kelly A Newlon


By appointment only, 100 Agricultural Administration Building

Director of Education Abroad & Recruitment for CFAES

Kelly Newlon


PhD, Agriculture Education/International Development, The Ohio State University
MA, Higher Education Student Affairs, The Ohio State University 
BS, Agricultural Education, The Ohio State University


Plans, develops and administers a portfolio of education abroad programs. Provides support services including program advising, scholarship and funding advising and resources, pre-departure orientation and health and safety information. Education abroad liaison for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES); directs education abroad and other internationalization efforts for CFAES academic programs; advises the CFAES Voyagers (returned education abroad students) and directs the CFAES Global Option.

Transformational Overseas Experience

My transformational experience took place between my freshman and sophomore year as a student at The Ohio State University. I wasn't exactly sure what I was getting into, but I signed up to study abroad in the Czech Republic on what is now called the Sustainability and Agricultural Policy in the European Union program. I had never been out of the country and didn't even know it wasn't called Czechoslovakia anymore when I applied. I learned everything I thought was universal was actually "American" and things I thought were only "American" were universal. Participating in the program helped me recognize my passion for working with a university, and I ended up making a career of helping students through their Ohio State experience. I have since traveled to all seven continents.