Marcus King

International Programs Coordinator
Prairie View A&M University

Marcus is a current advisor and program coordinator at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), a Historically Black College & University (HBCU) right outside of Houston, Texas. He is the coordinator for the University's Title III grant to Internationalize the PVAMU campus and has been a strong supporter and advocate for International Education and making study abroad more accessible to students of color.

Read below to find out a bit more about Marcus:

Where have you studied or lived abroad?

Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, United Arab Emirates

What is your favorite place you've traveled and why?

My favorite place I've traveled has been Jamaica. I love the food, the music, the culture, the climate, but more than anything the people. While there I learned of ways they still live off the land and are able to provide for themselves. I believe there is strength in self-sustainability and I found their way of life admirable.

What is the one item you can't travel without?


What do you like to do in your spare time?

Besides travel? Watch or play basketball.

Best piece of advice you've ever received?

“Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.”

Tell us one thing people probably don't know about you.

I have a degree in mechanical engineering. I left the oil & gas world for international education.












Visiting the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE.