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Talk to an Advisor

We offer three levels of advising to help you select the study abroad program that is best for you!
  1. General Advisors can
    1. Help you narrow down your program options
    2. Answer questions on how to begin the application process
  2. Peer Advisors can:
    1. Answer specific questions about their program(s) 
    2. Give a first-hand perspective on studying/living in that country
  3. Study Abroad Coordinators can
    1. Answer questions about your programs that don't have a peer advisor
    2. Discuss specific or complex academic questions
    3. Address questions about health and safety abroad

Meet with a General Advisor

Not sure where to study or what your options are? Have no fear, two general advisors are here to help you narrow down your program options or answer any questions you may have on studying abroad. The General Advising office hours for fall 2017 are:
Tuesdays 1pm-4pm
Wednesdays 2pm-4pm
Fridays 8am-10am

To make an appointment you can call 715-836-4411 or just walk-in to Schofield 3 during the hours listed above. 

madigan Knuth

Madigan Knuth

I am a junior at UWEC with a double major in French and Psychology. My favorite study abroad memory from France is when I went snowshoeing in the French Alps during one of USAC’s fieldtrips. This was something I had never dreamed of doing and though it wasn’t easy, once we reached 6,000 feet I realized I could do anything.

courtney Courtney Patri

I am a Spanish Education and Mathematics Education double major. My favorite study abroad memories include my walks to class as I passed the Peacocks of Campo Grande, the fountain in Plaza de Zorilla, and the many historic buildings and churches throughout the city.

Peer Advisors

Narrowed down your program options but want to learn firsthand what it's like to study there? Come chat with a peer advisor! Their office hours are listed below and you can either call 715-836-4411 to make an appointment or just walk into Schofield 3 during their office hours. Office hours for fall semester end December 8th. Peer advisors will begin again when spring semester begins. 

Kayla SauveAustralia | Kayla Sauve | Wednesdays 12 pm-2 pm

I am a Social work major minoring in Psychology. I studied abroad in Lismore, Australia the spring of my sophomore year. One of my favorite memories from studying abroad was going to "Toga night", which was held by the University. Toga night, was where everyone dressed up in Toga's and found different accessories to make them look like Greek gods and goddesses. It was a lot of fun making toga's with my friends out of bed sheets and tablecloths or really whatever we had laying around. I love Orion (the on campus apartments that the international students live in) because everybody is very welcoming and including. 

Tyler CarrilloChile | Tyler Carrillo | Fridays 9am-11am

I am currently an Accounting and Spanish double major here at Eau Claire with a minor in Finance. One of my favorite memories while I was abroad was when the University hosted an international students day and all of the international students were able to share food and customs from their respective countries and I, along with some of my classmates presented traditional Chilean dances in front of everyone as part of one of my classes

Ryan BleauChina/Thailand | Ryan Bleau | Thursdays 11am-1pm

I am an international business major with minors in marketing and Chinese East Asian Studies. One of my favorite memories while I was studying abroad was traveling to Yellow Dragon Village with my fellow USAC students. There were vendors selling deep-fried insects and we all started daring each other to try them. To my surprise, many of us mustered up the courage to try a bite. I love this memory because it reminds me that when people are put into a foreign environment, and are sharing new experiences with each other, we are willing to try things that can push are comfort zones to our limits.

Leah WagnerCosta Rica | Leah Wagner | Mondays 10am-12pm

I am majoring in English Education and minoring in Spanish Education and TESOL. One of my favorite things from my semester in Costa Rica was staying with a host family. I had two little sisters who helped to make speaking Spanish easier and were lots of fun!

Rachel HeitpasEngland: Harlaxton | Rachyl Hieptas | Thursdays 12pm-2pm

I am majoring in Biology and Spanish. My favorite memory would probably be from the night after the last British Studies lecture. The Faculty, after seeing the students excel on multiple occasions earlier in the semester and having nothing to lose as it was the end of the semester, decided to have their own karaoke night in the Bistro which is the college's pub in the basement of the manor. Multiple members of the faculty and staff, including the college principal, sang karaoke complete with backup dancers. Many a snap story was filled with professor's renditions of classics such as "Lean on Me" and "Livin' La Vida Loca". It was hilarious and a great way to end the semester. That is one of the special things about Harlaxton. You live in the same building as many of your professors so there is the opportunity for fun events like this to happen.

Brianna editEngland: Winchester |Brianna Zey Mondays 11am-1pm

I am a Behavior analysis major and a French education major! Since my time in Winchester was so great, I cannot choose just one favorite memory so here are two; the time when my flatmates and I had a picnic on top of St. Catherine's hill and the time when my football friends and I played football with the boys team in the pouring rain, how British of us!

Anneka ShaverFrance | Anneka Shaver | Tuesdays 1pm-3pm

I have a double major in French and English and a Japanese minor.  I had a blast studying abroad in Lyon, France! My favorite memories from study abroad were getting breakfast at cute boulangeries, walking through town and along the rivers at sunset, seeing the Ferris wheel light up every night in the town center during the winter, and having picnics in the parks and visiting the zoo with friends in the warmer weather!

Rebecca ThomasGermany/Austria | Rebecca Thomas | Thursdays 1pm-3pm

I'm a double major in Nursing and German, and I studied abroad in Marburg, Germany Spring 2017.  My favorite memory from my study abroad semester is probably meeting with a house group I’m in.  One night in particular we sat around and ate nachos and played games.  It sounds really simple but it was so fun to simply hang out with new German friends!

Max PA Ghana |Max Veldran | Wednesdays 9am-11am

I am a Public History Major, and my favorite memory from Ghana is visiting a floating village in the Volta Region.

skyler poliosGreece | Skyler Poulios | Fridays 12pm-2pm

I am a Senior Business Management major from Hudson, Wisconsin. My favorite study abroad memory was exploring the entire country of Greece and visiting my grandparents’ hometown where I still have relatives. My study abroad experience was special for me because I had the opportunity to visit another country which happens to be an ancestral home! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!

Elizabeth SchillIreland | Elizabeth Schill | Fridays 9am-11am

I am an elementary education major with a language arts minor.  There were so many great memories that I had from my study abroad experience in Limerick, Ireland but there’s one that sticks out the most.  It was the beginning of finals and a bunch of us international students decdied to get together and have one last night together.  We had a potluck at someone’s house and then we walked down to the beach area and just listened to music and danced for a couple of hours.  It was one of the best nights of my study abroad experience because I felt so lucky to have all these wonderful people surrounding me!

Sarah HollenbackItaly | Sarah Hollenback | Wednesdays 10am-12pm

I am a double major in Journalism and English. It’s too hard to pick just one! I’d have to say my favorite memory would be the first day exploring Florence; seeing the Duomo and bell tower for the first time and climbing to Piazzale Michelangelo to watch the sun set over the city. I have endless fond memories being in Italy, I could go on forever.

Delaney PAJapan/South Korea | Delaney Cooley | Wednesdays 2pm-4pm

I am an English linguistics major with a minor in Transnational Asian studies and teaching English as a foreign language. Some interesting things about myself are that I am half Greek and that I can speak basic Chinese and Korean. I studied abroad in Suwon, South Korea, which was about forty minutes south of Seoul. My favorite study abroad memory from my host city is waking up my first day in Korea. I posted on the international student page asking if anyone wanted to explore Suwon with me. Some students answered me and I befriended a couple people from France and someone from the Netherlands. We explored the city together and I made my first friends in another country.

Delaney NelsonMexico | Delaney Nelson | Tuesdays 9am-11am

I am majoring in Political Science and Spanish. I studied abroad for the Summer 2017 program in Puebla, Mexico. I made so many great memories from my time abroad. One of my favorite memories was spending time in a public elementary school and playing with the kids at recess.

Ian PAScotland | Ian Freiburger | Wednesdays 11am-1pm

I am a double major in English and Political Science Education. I am also a part of The Critical Theory Club and The Players. One of my favorite memories from my Study Abroad was celebrating Christmas with my flat. We all worked together to make a traditional English Christmas dinner and did a Secret Santa gift exchange. It was toward the end of the semester, and it was a nice way of bonding together before we left. We also had a nice night out to say goodbye going to one of the main squares in Glasgow where we went ice skating, walked around the market, and went out to eat for our last goodbye.

Paige MushinskiSouth Africa | Paige Mushinski | Thursdays 2pm-4pm

I'm a senior majoring in Environmental Public Health. My favorite part about my time in South Africa during the summer of 2016 was meeting other students from Stellenbosch University, trying different kinds of traditional South African foods, and taking the cable car up Table Mountain.

Ellen CongerSpain | Ellen Conger | Fridays 11am-1pm

I am a Spanish Liberal Arts Major along with a TEFOL and LAS minor. One of my favorite memories in Valladolid was when some friends and I went out for Tapas after an intercambio at our University, and there was live Flamenco dancing and music which gave us great insight into the Spanish culture. 

Study Abroad Coordinators

You can find the list of Study Abroad Coordinators by clicking here. Once on that site, if you click on any coordinator's name, you will find the programs they manage.