Assistant Director, Appalachian Overseas Education Programs (Faculty-Led, Short-Term Programs)
Nathalie Manent Turner is Assistant Director of Appalachian Overseas Education Programs (AOEP). She is responsible for providing training in the field of international education as well as administrative and logistical support to Appalachian faculty leading a study abroad program. She advises prospective student participants about a variety of Appalachian Overseas Education Programs that will satisfy both their international aspirations and academic needs, and guides them through the entire process. In consultation with the program leaders, she is available to conduct pre-departure orientation sessions for individual faculty-led programs.
Nathalie understands firsthand the challenges and rewards of offering an international education to students at Appalachian, and enjoys coordinating all the various elements involved in the organization of a study abroad program. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Winthrop University, South Carolina; and later obtained her M.A. in Education from Appalachian State University.
She grew up in southern France and has traveled extensively in Europe. Before joining OIED in 2007, she taught French at the high school level for ten years while working on different school committees, serving as chair of the Foreign Language department, and leading groups of students to France and Switzerland. She is a member of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA). Nathalie enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, reading, playing tennis and the piano. She looks forward to meeting faculty and students interested in leading or participating in an AOEP.