Claire O’Leary

University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Claire O’Leary

Working in the International Student Office at Warwick, I am responsible for enhancing the experience of inbound international students, promoting integration between domestic and international students and for internationalising the student experience for all.

I have had the pleasure of serving as a member of the Mobility Advising Expert Community since 2015. I have contributed to the development and growth of this Expert Community and to raising awareness of the role advisers play in ensuring excellent and interculturally enriching study abroad. Along with my fellow community members, I am working on an EAIE publication, which seeks to professionalise the field of mobility advising. If re-elected, I would continue to work towards making the EAIE even more valuable and beneficial to its current and future members, particularly those working in mobility advising.

I am passionate about the transformational possibilities of an internationalised education and the risks/rewards of intercultural exchange. My Bachelor’s degree was in English and French and I have recently completed a master’s in intercultural communication. Professionally, I have worked in international student experience roles at three UK universities over 20 years. I have served on the Board for UKCISA. I am an EAIE Academy trainer and regular EAIE and other conference presenter.