The Education Abroad Team

FAU employs a number of trained and experienced full-time and part-time staff to lead Education Abroad initiatives at the University. Learn more about who is in the office and how to connect with them. We ready and willing to help you internationalize your experience at FAU! EAStaff


Phone #: (561) 297-1080

Madison in Madrid

Madison oversees the program development of short and long-term study abroad opportunities and provides oversight of the exchange partnerships. Madison is the Fulbright Program Advisor for the University and helps FAU Fulbright candidates through the application process. Through collaboration with students, staff, faculty, and the local and global community, Madison supports the Universities internationalization initiatives and passionately engages students in opportunities to become culturally competent leaders.

Madison is a two-time alum of FAU! She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Communication and a Master’s degree in Multicultural Education.  In 2015 she joined the Education Abroad team as Assistant Director and assumed the role of Director in 2019.

Brendan Richardson
Assistant Director

Phone #: (561) 297-3227



Prior to coming to Florida Atlantic University, Brendan worked at Kansas State University as an advisor, at International Studies Abroad with faculty-led programs, and at Georgia State University as an advisor.  Brendan earned a BA in Sport Management, MA in International Affairs, and MS in Higher Education from the Florida State University. 

While at Florida State, Brendan spent a total of 21 months as a student and employee at the FSU study centers in London, Florence, and Valencia.  In London, he spent time as a student (undergraduate and graduate) and then as a Graduate Counselor/Teaching Assistant.  As a graduate counselor, Brendan worked with faculty and staff to plan and implement cultural activities and excursions and as a TA, he dove right into the program academics.  While working as a Resident Assistant at the FSU Florence Study Center, Brendan served in an administrative and advisory role, really getting to know what students want and need abroad.  Brendan visited many countries in Europe as a part of his studies and also as a backpacker; even making his way to Israel.  Brendan looks forward to drawing from his personal experiences to assist FAU students on study abroad opportunities!

Lindsay Hughes
Study Abroad Coordinator
Phone #: (561) 297- 1039



Lindsay studied abroad in London, England in the summer of 2016 on a faculty-led program through Florida State University, where she made lifelong friendships and picked up the travel bug. After graduating from Florida State University with degrees in Communications and Spanish she returned to London to work at FSU’s London study centre. There, she helped students explore her favorite city and take advantage of all London has to offer, and working abroad sparked her interest in international education. As a Study Abroad Coordinator, Lindsay manages several faculty-led and exchange programs and advises students in choosing their study abroad adventure. Though she’s a little biased towards London, she’s excited to help FAU students find the program that’s right for them. 

Graduate Assistant
Phone: #(561) 297-1208





Jovana joined the EA team in fall 2020 and also assists the FAU Intensive English Institute. She helps both departments with social media, outreach, event planning and administrative support. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in International Business and completed her Bachelor's degree in her home country of Jamaica before coming to the U.S. to attend FAU.  





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