St. Edward’s Study Abroad Office

Moody Hall 101
Phone: 512-326-7013
Make an advising appointment

Eleanor Emerson – Director

Eleanor graduated from Simmons University with a degree in International Relations and Spanish, spending her junior year studying abroad in Madrid, Spain which solidified her appetite for global exploration.

In the years following her graduation, she worked with refugees and political asylees and in the airline industry before landing in international education where she has been for the past 28 years. Her lifelong love of, and appreciation for, cultures and people have taken her to 65 countries on 6 continents around the globe and there is still a long list to go.

In addition to travel, she loves the outdoors, yoga, meditation, music, and food. So basically everything Austin!

Fun facts: Growing up she had a pet raccoon and she is a champion luggage packer. 

Photo: Python Temple, Benin, West Africa

Eleanor Emerson – Director of Study Abroad