Study Abroad Advisor
August Armbrister serves as the study abroad advisor for programs in Africa, Asia, Canada, and domestic programs. August is a UNC alumnus, graduating in 2012 with a B.A. in Global Studies. As a junior, he received the Phillips Ambassador Scholarship to study abroad for the academic year in Japan at Waseda University. For his last semester in college, August studied abroad in Taipei at the National Taiwan University. After graduation, he then moved to Taiwan for an additional four years, where he worked for several non-profit humanitarian organizations, served as a translator for a Buddhist monastery, and taught English as a Second Language. Prior to joining our office, August was the study abroad advisor at Mercer University, where he helped eliminate financial barriers to education abroad by managing the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program for undergraduate students. August is fluent in Traditional Mandarin Chinese.