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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, three 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 2018 are:
Mondays   11am-3pm 
Tuesdays   10am-12pm and 2-4pm 
Wednesdays  12-2pm 
Thursdays  10am-12pm and 12:30-2:30pm
Fridays  10am-12pm & 1:30-3:30pm
To make an appointment, call 715-836-4411 or just walk-in to the CIE, Schofield 3, during the hours listed above. 

Meet our General Advisors:
Anneka General Advisor Anneka Shaver

I am a French and English major with a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate. I had a blast studying abroad in Lyon, France! My favorite memories include a USAC-sponsored trip to go downhill skiing and snowshoeing in the French Alps, picnics with friends at the park in warm weather, and seeing the Ferris wheel in the town center light up every night in the winter! 
 
Shannon general advisorShannon Dixon

I am a double major in Philosophy and Spanish with a minor in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. I participated in a month long immersion program in India in 2017 as well as spent the spring semester of 2018 in Valparaíso, Chile. My favorite study abroad memory was from Chile about a month into my program. My host parents had some friends over and they invited me to sit and chat with them for a bit. We ended up talking for probably 3 hours and I truly felt that I was a part of the discussion. I was able to get closer to my host parents and learn more about them and their lives outside of being my host parents. 
StephanieStephanie Hoeksema 

I am a junior and I have a double major in Spanish and Elementary Education along with a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate. My favorite memory of my time in Valladolid, Spain was doing research for a Spanish art history presentation in the historical library which is a former palace in Valladolid! The library was part of the university, so I got to chat with a historian and she explained works of art from a medieval book from the first century. The library had the original copy of the book and it was so intriguing to study the art from a primary source! Learning history from one country in Europe makes it easier to understand the histories of other European countries since they're so interconnected.

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 7th. 
 
Australia PAAustralia + New Zealand | Callie Johnshoy | Wednesdays: 10am-12pm

I'm a junior here at UWEC studying Organizational Communications. My favorite study abroad memory was when the SCU International staff took us to Surf Camp at Byron Bay! We spent the weekend surfing, sea kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and getting to know one another. 
Costa Rica PACosta Rica | Shelby Trusty | Tuesdays: 2:15pm-4:15pm

I am a double major with Communication Studies and Spanish. My favorite memory with USAC Heredia was going to La Fortuna which is a giant, beautiful waterfall in Costa Rica. We got to stay in a really nice hotel with our entire group and explore the waterfall and the town. I loved doing anything with the entire USAC group because it was all planned out for us and we all got to be together. 
Chile PAChile + Peru | Regan McGillick | Mondays: 11am-1pm

I am studying Nursing and Spanish as a double major. My time living in Valparaíso, Chile was filled with the most vast and exuberant memories. Some of the most cherished times were spending an entire day walking the colorful hills of the city and with every turn lead you to a new cafe, mural, or look-out to the sea.
Harlaxton PAEngland: Harlaxton | Rachyl Hietpas | Thursdays: 9:30am-11:30am

I am majoring in Biology and Spanish. My favorite memory would probably be from the night after the last British Studies lecture. The Faculty, 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". 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.
 
Winchester PAEngland: Winchester | Hannah Lahti | Thursdays: 11am-1pm

I am a history student at UWEC! I loved studying abroad in Winchester because it gave me the opportunity to study in another country, experience a new culture, meet new people, and travel! One of my favorite study abroad memories was going for afternoon tea with a new friend that I made abroad. We were usually busy traveling on the weekends, but we decided to take a weekend where we would explore new areas of Winchester, and what's more English than afternoon tea?! We went to afternoon tea, took a million pictures, and spent hours drinking tea while talking about the many things that we loved about Winchester.
France PAFrance | Brittany Zine | Fridays: 9am-11am

I am majoring in Secondary Education in the subjects French and Math. My favorite study abroad memory would be the dinners that I had with my host family. I got to try a lot of amazing French dishes and would learn a lot about the culture during these dinners.
Germany PAGermany: Marburg | Katarina Theo | Mondays: 9am-11am

I'm a senior International Business and German double major. Studying abroad in Marburg, Germany, has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. After spending 5 months abroad, Marburg really begins to feel like home. My favorite memory while I was living in Germany was walking up to the Marburg Schloss (Castle), which is located up on a hill, and looking out at the whole village. It really made me appreciate how special Marburg is and the beauty of it.
 
Greece PAGreece + Sweden | Jena Wagner | Mondays: 3pm-4pm & Tuesdays: 12:30pm-1:30pm

I am currently a Junior at UWEC double majoring in criminal justice and psychology. I studied abroad in Greece during the summer of 2017. My favorite memory from this trip was when my professor took our class on a field trip to Apostle Paul's catacombs and bought us dinner on the beach for our last class.
 
Ireland PAIreland | Elizabeth Clark | Thursdays: 11am-1pm

I am currently an Elementary Education and Broadfield Social Studies major with a minor in English. My absolute favorite part about my experience in Ireland was living with 7 people from all around the world. I had roommates from Italy, the Netherlands, Montreal, Greece, Boston, and Denmark. Experiencing the semester with such a diverse group of people made for the most memorable and exciting four months. Getting involved with the International Society was another aspect of the University of Limerick that allowed me to meet so many wonderful people, and I encourage you to do that too!
italy PAItaly Semester Programs | Sarah Hollenback | Fridays: 12pm-2pm

I am an English major and Multimedia minor. It’s too hard to pick just one of my favorite memories! 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.
Italy WinterimItaly Winterim Program | Jordan Thome | Fridays: 9am-11am

I am from Green Bay, WI and I am currently a sophomore nursing student at Eau Claire. My favorite study abroad memory would be the class I took at LDM and all of the new people I met. The roommates I had in Florence became my best friends and I still talk to them daily!
japan peer advisorJapan: Kansai Gaidai + China | Brianna Kosmer | Tuesdays 11am-1pm

I’m an English - Linguistics major and Japanese minor. My favorite memory while studying abroad at Kansai Gaidai in Hirakata, Japan, encompasses two days. One of our first orientation days included a tour of campus, and a student from Kansai Gaidai who had studied abroad at UW - Eau Claire the previous spring semester was my tour guide. It was a happy coincidence, and it reminded me of home amidst the foreign surroundings. The next day, on a day off from orientation, a fellow international student and I took the chance to explore Hirakata. We went to the shopping district and spent the whole day there. Hirakata was much larger and more fun than I had imagined, and exploring it made me excited to be spending a whole semester there.
Scotland PAScotland | Kaitlyn Bruggenthies | Tuesdays: 11am-1pm

I'm a Junior Communication Sciences and Disorders major studying to become a speech therapist! My favorite memory from Aberdeen was attending a Ceilidh for study abroad students and learning the traditional dances!
 
South Africa PASouth Africa | Gabby Knauer | Mondays: 11:30am-1:30pm

I am an Organizational Communication major with a topical minor in Community Leadership and Development. One of my favorite study abroad memories was going to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Table Mountain, with a club of other international students at Stellenbosch University to watch the sunset over the ocean. It was one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen!
South Korea PASouth Korea | Kailah Kloes | Thursdays: 12:30pm-2:30pm

I am a English major with a French minor. I would say my favorite study abroad memory was going with a Korean friend to try hodeok at this little stand on the main street. It is so good especially on cold days. I like a lot of Korean food, but hodeok is one of my favorites among others.
Spain 1 PASpain (2 peer advisors for fall 2018, you can visit one or both to learn more about Spain!)

Emily Helwig | Thursdays: 1pm-3pm


I am a Psychology major with a Spanish minor and working on pre-Physical Therapy. I have so many great memories from getting to live in Spain for a semester, but I think that my favorite memories are with my host family in Valladolid. I lived with a retired couple who had two grown-up daughters with families of their own. Every weekend, their daughters and grandchildren would come over and we would all have lunch together, then hang out to talk, watch movies on the TV, and play games. This was such a great experience because I got to practice my Spanish speaking and listening skills in a real-life (non-classroom) setting, learn more about and experience authentic Spanish life, and make great connections with my wonderful Spanish family.
Spain 2 PASpain (2 peer advisors for fall 2018, you can visit one or both to learn more about Spain!)

Gaby Calawerts | Fridays: 11am-1pm


I am a Spanish Education Major with a TESOL minor. I’m from Green Bay, WI where I am very accustomed to the culture of cheese and the Packers. My favorite study abroad moment from Valladolid was the very first weekend. I was a little nervous and I definitely didn’t know how to navigate through the city yet, but a big group of us went out for tapas. The best part is that we were a group made up of people from all over the world. We ate well, we danced, and I learned so much. I think what made it so special was that I felt so independent, but I also got the opportunity to genuinely learn about others, their cultures, and why they chose to study abroad in Spain.

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.