Allison Hinesley

Allison Hinesley
Education Abroad & Exchange Student Coordinator

Allison Hinesley

Liason To

  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Engineering
  • Early Abroad Scholarship

Areas of Focus

  • Exchange Management and Advising
  • Advising, Outreach, and Program Implementation
  • Event Planning
  • Outreach Presentations & Events
My Background
Shortly after finishing my bachelor’s degree, I took a teaching position in Bangkok, Thailand. While in Thailand I worked with students at a private institution and also volunteered at a non-profit organization for uneducated women. I then went back to the United States to attend graduate school at Iowa State and work as a Graduate Assistant in the International Students and Scholars Office. After briefly working as an International Advisor, I accepted a position at UNL in the Office of Admissions. I then joined the Education Abroad staff in July of 2013!
My Study/Work Abroad
My senior year of college I decided to discover my heritage and study abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. While attending Charles University I had the opportunity to tutor high school students who were looking to practice English and learn about the United States. I really enjoyed working with those high school students, so much that after graduating I decided to teach English overseas for a year in Thailand! During my stay, I was able to backpack for a few weeks throughout Southeast Asia and see amazing places like Angkor Wat in Cambodia. In the Office of Admissions I worked as an International Admissions Counselor and traveled all over the world to places like Brazil, India, and Vietnam. While abroad, I visited international schools and spoke to prospective UNL students.
My Ideal Next Travel Destination
At this time, my husband and I are planning to take a trip to England. His love for the Beatles and James Bond and my love for English literature and European history made this an easy choice. On my wish list I also have Argentina and Nepal!!