Allison Hinesley

Assistant Director

Liaison To

  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Engineering

Areas of Focus

  • Exchange Management and Advising
  • Advising, Outreach, and Program Implementation
  • Event Planning
  • Outreach Presentations & Events
My Background
Upon finishing my bachelor’s degree, I took a position teaching English in Bangkok, Thailand. While in Thailand, I worked with students at a private education institute and also volunteered at a non-profit organization for uneducated women. I returned to the United States to attend graduate school at Iowa State University. As graduate student, I held an assistantship in the International Students and Scholars Office. In this position, I managed fall and spring orientation for over 2,000 incoming international students. After briefly working as an International Student and Scholar Advisor at Iowa State, I accepted a position at UNL in the Office of Admissions as an International Admissions Counselor. During my time working for the Office of Admissions, I traveled all over the world to places like Brazil, India, and Vietnam to visit international schools and speak to prospective UNL students.I joined the Education Abroad Office staff in July of 2013!
My Study/Work Abroad
My senior year of college, I studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. During my studies, I had the opportunity to travel to Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Turkey. While teaching in Thailand, I spent time in Australia, Cambodia, Japan, Laos, and Myanmar. In 2015, I co-led a three-week experience in southern Brazil with students from the College of Business and the College of Education and Human Sciences. I most recently returned from the U.K. and Germany, where we hope to increase our outgoing UNL exchange student opportunities at our partner universities.
My Ideal Next Travel Destination
I have yet to explore several places in western Europe (France, Spain, and Portugal) that are traditionally popular among our UNL students. In addition to these countries, I would love to go back to Southeast Asia and visit Nepal.