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About the Office of International Programs

Mission & goals

The Office of International Programs (OIP) provides opportunities and resources which foster global awareness and intercultural development. We are committed to celebrating diversity in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. To achieve this mission, our team will:  

  • advocate for equitable access to global experiences 
  • develop impactful education abroad programming which includes overseas study, internships, service learning, and research 
  • support students through extensive advising and Ongoing Orientation  
  • offer comprehensive international student services 
  • collaborate with faculty and staff to support students' curricular and co-curricular goals 
  • connect faculty and staff with professional development opportunities overseas


OIP Staff

Amy Lancaster
Amy E. Lancaster
Dean of International Programs 
(864) 597-4430

Amy Lancaster joined the Office of International Programs in 2004. She holds an MA from Middlebury College and a BA from Wofford College, both in Spanish. She has studied in Havana, Cuba, La Plata, Argentina and Madrid, Spain. She has served as Dean of International Programs since 2015 and as lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She loves traveling, cooking, and spending time with her twin nephews and two fur children.

Laura Braun
Laura P. Braun
Assistant Dean for International Programs 
(864) 597-4430

Laura Braun joined Wofford in 2015 as the Assistant Dean for International Programs. Prior to working at Wofford, Laura worked at Clemson University and the University of Kentucky, both in Education Abroad offices. She holds an MS in Education from the University of Kentucky and a BA in Spanish from Furman University. Laura studied abroad in Madrid, Spain, Santiago, Chile, and Havana, Cuba as an undergraduate. In her free time, Laura enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Sara Milani
Sara K. Milani
International Programs Adviser
(864) 597-4430 

Sara Milani joined Wofford in 2008 as a Study Abroad Adviser and the International Student Adviser. She has over 20 years of experience advising for international education. Prior to joining Wofford, Sara worked at Clemson University, Meredith College, and IES Abroad.  She holds an MA in International Studies from NC State University, a BA in English and History from Wake Forest University, and a certification in Intercultural training from the Intercultural Communication Institute. She has studied and worked abroad in Austria, Germany, and England as well as visited many program sites abroad. 

 Study Abroad Advisor- position available