Meet The Study Abroad Staff

Megan Bell

Study Abroad Advisor | 717-361-1347 | Nicarry Hall 117

Megan Bell ’14 serves as Elizabethtown College students’ primary contact for study abroad. She encourages all students to explore the opportunities available through winter, spring break, May-term, summer, semester and year-long study abroad programs. Megan is happy to meet with any student, one-on-one to discuss their specific interests in studying abroad as well as address any questions or concerns. Through campus events, advising sessions and social media, Megan wants students to know that everyone, regardless of their major, athletic schedule, extracurriculars or finances, can go abroad.

Additionally, she can relate to the students from her own time on campus. Megan graduated from Elizabethtown College with a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications and a minor in professional writing. As a student, she studied abroad in Cheltenham, England during her junior year. While abroad, she traveled throughout England as well as to the Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy and The Netherlands. Since then, she’s had the opportunity to visit Ecuador and Mexico. Today, Megan also serves as an assistant coach for the College’s swim team.

If you have questions about E-town’s Study Abroad Office, please reach out to Megan.

Megan Bell

David Kenley

Director, Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking

Professor of History, Department Chair | 717-361-1238 | Nicarry Hall 121

Dr. Kenley has long emphasized the value of study abroad as a high-impact learning experience. In his current position, he oversees all short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs at Elizabethtown College. Kenley has personally led over a dozen study abroad programs in China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. According to Kenley, traveling with students transforms the student-mentor relationship and allows interaction in ways that are impossible within an on-campus classroom.

If you are an Elizabethtown College faculty member, considering leading a short-term study abroad program, please contact Dr. Kenley for more details.

David Kenley

Kyle Kopko

Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement and Engagement

Director of Honors and the Pre-Law Programs

Associate Professor of Political Science | 717-361-1990 | Wenger Center 004

Dr. Kyle C. Kopko ’05 is the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement and Engagement at Elizabethtown College. In this capacity, he supervises the operations of the Study Abroad Office, Honors Program, Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships Office, and Stamps Scholars Program. Dr. Kopko is committed to expanding cross-cultural experiences for all Elizabethtown College students through semester-long and short-term study abroad programs. Throughout his academic career, he has advised several successful Fulbright applicants and established new study abroad partnerships for Elizabethtown College. He has traveled to Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Kyle Kopko

Kay Wolf

Program Manager, Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking | 717-361-1147 | Nicarry Hall 121

Kay Wolf works closely with the Study Abroad Office, in addition to her work for the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking. She assists Dr. Kenley with faculty-led programs. Additionally, she supports the Study Abroad Office by aiding in event planning, brainstorming new ways to reach students, and streamlining processes.

Meet The Peer Advisors

Jessica Battaglia ‘18

CIS Limerick, Ireland – Fall 2016 Alumna | Nicarry Hall 118

Hello! My name is Jessica Battaglia and I’m a senior Occupational Therapy major. In the future, I plan to become a practicing occupational therapist, who works with amputees in a rehabilitation hospital. During the first semester of my junior year, I studied abroad in Limerick, Ireland. Studying abroad was the best experience of my life and I want to share it with the students at Elizabethtown College. I think it is extremely important for students to take advantage of such an amazing opportunity while they have the chance!

Jessica Battaglia

Abigail DiCiano ‘19

Kansai Gaidai University – Osaka, Japan – Fall 2017 Alumna | Nicarry Hall 118

Hi there! My name is Abby DiCiano. I'm a Junior Occupational Therapy student with a Japanese Minor. In the fall of 2017, I had the amazing opportunity to study abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. It was hands down the best experience of my life and I will cherish every moment, every memory, and every friendship for the rest of my life! I hope that I can in turn help and encourage others to study abroad and see just how beautiful an experience it can be!

Abigail DiCiano

Megan Finnegan ‘18

BCA Cheltenham, England – Spring 2016 Alumna | Nicarry Hall 118

Hi, my name is Megan Finnegan! I’m a senior English major with a minor in Human Services. I studied abroad at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, England, as a sophomore, in the spring of 2016. Studying abroad was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. While abroad, I visited seven countries, lived on my own for the first time, and made friendships that will last a lifetime. I can't wait to help other students get the chance to see what opportunities the world has to offer outside our little E-town home.

Megan Finnegan

Aubrey Maryniak ‘19

BCA Dunedin, New Zealand – Fall 2017 Alumna

CIS Cusco, Peru – Summer 2016 Alumna | Nicarry Hall 118

Hey there! My name is Aubrey, and I study biochemistry and cognitive science here at E-town. All my life, curiosity, a heart for adventure, and a passion to connect have inspired me to travel - and continue to do so in planning my future. I've spent a summer studying abroad in Cusco, Peru, and a semester in Dunedin, New Zealand. I have also spent time in France, Costa Rica, and Australia. Besides travelling, I enjoy spending time painting, hiking, cooking, practicing flow arts and more than anything trying new things. The stories, skills, and knowledge that I have collected during my travels are integral pieces of who I am and how I see the world; I am looking forward to encouraging others to be able to grow in different yet similar ways as they embark on their own journeys abroad!

Aubrey Maryniak