Zuri Jones joined the Education Abroad team in 2022. As the Advising and Outreach Manager, she manages the office's outreach events such as study abroad fairs, information sessions, and classroom visits as well as serving as the primary advisor for the Vira Heinz and Gilman International program scholarships. She also advises prospective study abroad students and oversees our student leadership programs including Peer Advisors, Ambassadors, and Culture and Identity Envoys.
Zuri is a Philly native from North Philadelphia. She received her undergraduate degree from West Chester University and taught English as a foreign language in Thailand and South Korea. She also studied abroad in Australia her senior year at West Chester University through a study tour for marketing majors.
Before coming to Education Abroad, Zuri has worked at a variety of Philadelphia-area universities including Arcadia University and Widener University where she most recently served as the Assistant Director of Global Engagement, managing short-term and long-term study abroad programming, international student services, and Terra Dotta system administration.
In her spare time, she enjoys making and selling beaded jewelry on Etsy, spending time with her cats, traveling, and being out in nature.
What do you like about working in Education Abroad?
"Studying abroad changed the entire trajectory of my career and my life. I learned more about myself during my travels than I did in my entire classroom experience. I treasure my experiences abroad and I am passionate about making those types of experiences accessible and enriching."
Reach Zuri Jones by email at firstname.lastname@example.org