Bryan Messerly


Assistant Director of Study Away Programs in Center for International and Cultural Education

Bryan Messerly coordinates the study away student experience, from advising through pre-departure orientation, learning interventions during the program period, and re-entry after the program.  He also leads publicity and promotion efforts for study away opportunities, works on study away program development, and advises for programs in Africa, Asia, continental Europe, and the Middle East.  Before joining CICE, Bryan worked in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs on the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Government's flagship educational exchange program. There he contributed to the program's public affairs and outreach team and later managed Fulbright exchanges with countries in the Middle East and North Africa. He also has several years of experience in higher education, teaching Italian language, English composition, and U.S. literature.  As an Italian instructor at the University of Kansas, Bryan also took students abroad to Florence, Italy, on the university's Italian-language Summer Abroad program.

Bryan has always been interested in other cultures and the world beyond the United States' borders, and has been fortunate to travel for work or pleasure to Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. When he isn’t able to travel, he likes to read, watch films, run, follow baseball and basketball, and cook and try new foods.


B.A., English and Italian, University of Kansas; M.A., English, Boston College; M.A., Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs, American University