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Study Abroad Staff

Kelly HeathKelly Heath, M.Ed.
Director of Study Abroad
Sverdrup Business and Technology Complex 207

Kelly is the Director of the Office of Study Abroad at Webster University. She has been in this role since October of 2017.

She advises students on the following programs:

  • Free University of Brussels (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Trier University (Trier Germany)
  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • University of Oviedo (Oviedo, Spain)
  • Non-Affiliated Programs

Her other duties as Director include:

  • Managing daily operations in the Office of Study Abroad.
  • Considers international institutional affiliations: exchange programs; study abroad partners.
  • Coordinates faculty-led programs.
  • Oversees and streamlines study abroad services across all Webster campuses
  • Monitors study abroad health and safety issues and coordinate emergency response

Kelly studied abroad herself in Rome, Italy; Cuernavaca, Mexico and Salamanca, Spain and worked abroad in Seville, Spain. She has worked in the field of study abroad for over 15 years. Prior to Webster she was the Associate Director of Study Abroad at Loyola University Chicago. She has served in various study abroad roles throughout her time in the field and has held volunteer leadership position with NAFSA and various other study abroad organizations. She has enjoyed seeing more and more Webster students take advantage of study abroad opportunities. Since her college days, traveling and international experiences have played an important role in Kelly's personal development, education, and career. She studied abroad two times as an undergraduate- completing a May term program focused on women in Mexican politics in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and then a full academic year in Salamanca, Spain studying Spanish language and culture. Upon graduating, Kelly returned to Spain and taught English as a second language for two years in Seville. Kelly received her master's degree in higher education with a concentration in student affairs administration from Loyola's School of Education. In graduate school, she had the opportunity to study educational leadership in Rome, Italy at the John Felice Rome Center. Kelly continues to enjoy learning about new parts of the world and cultures on a daily basis. She finds that helping students follow their study abroad passions is one of the most fulfilling aspects of her job. She realizes the influence that international experiences and cross-cultural exchange can have on a person's academic and personal development.



Kim McGrathKim McGrath
Director, Webster International Network of Schools
Sverdrup Business and Technology Complex 207

Kim McGrath is an international educator with over fifteen years of experience from a broad range of institutions. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, she has lived and worked around the world.

After finishing her BA in journalism at Truman State University, Kim worked at the Chicago Sun-Times until she began teaching in Peru where her background and language studies provided a springboard into international higher education. In her current role as WINS Director, Kim oversees various partner and exchange programs and plays a key role in developing new Study Abroad initiatives and collaborations.

Kim holds a BA in journalism from Truman State University and a MA in International Relations from Webster. She serves on a number of committees and professional organizations, presenting regularly on topics in leadership and international higher education. Her areas of expertise include international relations, communications, elementary and higher education, program development, non-profit and community outreach.

Kim has enjoyed working at Webster University since 2006.



Jennifer DickeyJennifer Dickey
Study Abroad Coordinator
Sverdrup Business and Technology Complex 207

  • Advises all WINS students and all students applying to study in Italy.



Tyler Worlund Tyler Worlund
 Study Abroad Advisor
 Sverdrup Business and Technology Complex 207

Tyler is the Study Abroad Advisor at Webster University. He has been in this role since October 2019.

He advises Webster students on the following programs:

  • Webster Athens
  • Webster Geneva
  • Webster Ghana
  • Webster Leiden
  • Webster Thailand
  • Webster Vienna
  • University of Roehampton (London, UK)
  • Oxford Brookes University (Oxford, UK)
  • J.F. Oberlin University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Kansai University (Osaka, Japan)

Study abroad had a major impact on Tyler's undergraduate experience. During his first year he participated in a short-term faculty-led program in Nicaragua, which was his first time outside of the U.S. or Canada. He quickly fell in love with Central American culture and added Spanish as a major. The following year he returned to Nicaragua, taking the second level of the same course, and later studied abroad for a semester in Costa Rica. Tyler graduated from Graceland University with a BA in Spanish and Physical Education and Health. Since graduating he has worked as a guide for high school programs in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, and has taught English in Spain. Prior to Webster, he spent six years as an elementary school teacher in St. Louis. Tyler is a firm believer in the transformative power of experiential education, and is passionate about all things travel. He is excited to have the opportunity to work with students planning to study abroad on a daily basis.