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Ben Briggs


Advisor for the UK & Ireland

Ben advises for programs in:

England - Scotland - Northern Ireland - Ireland

Ben Briggs is the Study Abroad Advisor for UK and Ireland Programs. Originally from Amsterdam, NY, Ben earned a degree in History from The College at Brockport in Rochester, NY. Prior to joining the Study Abroad Office, Ben advised for UK and Ireland programs at Brockport, spent two years teaching English in Gwangju, South Korea, and served as the Director of Recruitment for a higher education startup in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

Ben's first international travel experience was at the University of Stirling in Stirling, Scotland. Since then, he has spent more than four years living and working abroad, with extended stays including South Korea, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Spain. Ben is a firm believer in how travel can change lives for the better. So, he's settled down in Chapel Hill to make sure students take advantage of the amazing opportunities UNC Study Abroad can provide. When he's not advising, you will probably find him on the running trails around Chapel Hill. He's the tall blonde guy. Say hi!