Tim Burge

Tim Burge
Administrative Coordinator for Office of Education Abroad and Office of Global Strategies

Areas of Focus

  • First Point of Contact / Appointments
  • Transfer Credits
  • GeoBlue Student Insurance
  • Deposits
  • International Travel Registry for Students (ITRS)
My Background
I first began working with students as an undergraduate at Doane College where I was an inaugural member of the College’s first-ever writing center staff. While there I greatly enjoyed working with students and really dug into the challenge of helping create and implement an on-campus student service more or less from scratch. After earning my B.A., I moved on to graduate school where I was a teaching assistant for courses on American and Canadian history and had the opportunity to lead a classroom as a recitation leader. Returning to Nebraska after completing my degree, I took a job with the Nebraska State Bar Foundation where I helped with the implementation of various law-related educational programs for middle and high school students across the state. After then working in the for-profit private sector for two years, I was excited to come onboard with UNL’s Education Abroad Office as Administrative Coordinator in May 2016!
My Study/Work Abroad
During the summer before my senior year as an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to travel outside of North America with a Doane faculty-led program to Kenya and Tanzania where I got to travel throughout the Great Rift Valley, safari in the Masai Mara National Reserve, and get lost in the winding streets of Stone Town, Zanzibar. A few weeks later (after visits to London, Paris, and Brussels) I participated in a comparative study program that looked at life in the former Soviet Union after the collapse of communism. This program took me from Tallinn, Estonia, to St. Petersburg, Russia, to Kyiv, Ukraine, and allowed me to experience the northern Baltic’s almost round-the-clock summertime daylight, watch St. Petersburg’s festive late-night drawbridge raisings, and visit the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. After graduating from Doane, I made the decision to take a longer leap abroad by moving to Nova Scotia to pursue a Master’s degree in history at Dalhousie University. During this time I was able to secure university funding that enabled me to travel to the United Kingdom to conduct thesis research at the United Kingdom’s National Archives in Kew and the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
My Ideal Next Travel Destination
The next time I go abroad I would like to visit either Egypt or Spain, preferably with a lengthy stopover in Iceland. I would also love to have a chance to visit Canada’s Banff and Gros Morne National Parks!