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Peer Advisors

Meet with students who have already been abroad to help find the right program for you! Our Global Peer Advisors represent all seven colleges on campus, and have studied abroad on short-term, semester, and full-year programs. No appointment needed, just show up to GSU 309. Please check back for more details on the 2020-2021 Global Peer Advisor cohort. In the meantime, scroll below to meet some of our Global Peer Advisors from previous years.

Reggie Dormelas '19

Accounting, Barney School of Business,

My experience in New Zealand could not have gone any better. I learned a new culture, easily adapted to the living style, and made lifelong friends and memories. I took classes with American and New Zealand students. My flatmates were all Kiwis (NZ citizens) so that helped me out even more because whenever I had a question or problem they were more than willing to help. Also, living with them helped me adapt to the culture better and learn so much more than I would ever learn in the classroom. I traveled all throughout the North Island of NZ and even got to do a road trip in the South Island during break. I also got the chance to visit Australia during my time abroad.

I learned a new culture, easily adapted to the living style, and made lifelong friends and memories.

Tamar Mor

Judaic Studies and Psychology, '20

Tamar says the Judaic Studies program has taught her to think critically about history and the development of a people over thousands of years and has sharpened her oral and written communication abilities and analysis skills. She says the faculty is supportive and adaptive to student needs and there is always someone there to answer her questions and guide her through her studies.

Being a Judaic Studies student has allowed me to study abroad for a semester at Tel Aviv University in Israel. This experience enhanced my learning and truly brought the major to life. I was able to see the things I read about and discussed in class from a different lens, which has been a critical component to my education.

Jordan Sharp

Integrated Elementary and Special Education,

I have previously done a short-term faculty-led program to Budapest and Rome, and I spent two weeks in Japan during high school. Last Spring, I studied abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa for the semester. At Stellenbosch University, I took the Learning, Sustainability, and Community Engagement course, which allowed me to teach at a township school each week. On the walk from the bus to the school, our students came up to us, smiling ear-to-ear, grabbing our hands and proudly escorting us into their school. It was about more than teaching them English, we built real relationships. I loved my time there, and I cannot wait to travel again! I hope to share my experiences and help others plan an amazing semester abroad!

Rachel Bonaparte

College of Arts and sciences, London, England Fall 2017

Hello! I'm Rachel, I studied abroad in London, England on a short-term program the summer of 2016, and again in the fall of 2017. 

While abroad I got the chance to visit six different countries and see some places I’ve always dreamed of including, Big Ben, the Cliffs of Moher, the Eiffel Tower, the canals of Amsterdam. London truly was an amazing place to study, with so many museums to visit, landmarks to see, and fun restaurants to do to; there’s something new to see every day. I loved taking classes in London, but just being abroad taught me lessons that you don’t learn in a classroom like how to navigate public transportation, how to travel in groups, to go with the flow, and important time management skills. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with all of you interested in studying abroad!

Hannah Moore

College of Arts and sciences,

I came into college knowing I wanted to study abroad but not knowing exactly where I would want to go. In fall of 2017, I had the amazing opportunity to study at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland through API. I could not have picked a more perfect place to me, especially because I love rain and ocean views! I was able to travel with my program to multiple cities in Ireland and London, England. I quickly became very close with the girls in my program and we ended up traveling almost every weekend together, going up and down the coasts of Ireland, as well as other countries, like Romania, Scotland, and Germany. I am so happy to have made lifelong memories with friends I will keep for the rest of my life. I am looking post-undergrad to take a year or two off and find an international internship to continue my experience with other cultures!

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