Peer Advisors are returnees who have studied abroad for at least a semester. They serve as experts on the process of choosing and applying to a study abroad program. They are available to give advice to prospective students on every aspect of the study abroad experience.
How to Reach a Peer Advisor
The Welcome Center (2nd Floor, Car Barn) is open daily during the academic year - stop by and talk with a Peer Advisor! Their individual hours are listed below. You can also contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or find them on Skype at gu.peer.advisors.
Jasmine White '18
Jasmine is a senior in the College majoring in English and minoring in Korean. She spent the Fall 2016 semester studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea at Yonsei University. During her time abroad, Jasmine took a variety of courses on contemporary Korean history, politics, and culture as well as an intensive Korean language course that met five times a week. In addition to academics, Jasmine had many chances to engage in cultural exchange with the locals through opportunities such as volunteering once a week at a senior citizen's recreation center to teach English and attending the Busan International Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals in Asia.
On weekends, Jasmine enjoyed getting some much needed Korean language practice by bargaining with shop keepers at one of Seoul's many markets and also taking late night walks through the bustling streets to watch different musicians busk and to eat cheap street food.
As a peer advisor, she is excited to share her experience with prospective study abroad students and hopes that, by doing so, she will encourage them to not pass up what is sure to be one of the most unforgettable experiences of their lives.
Spring 2018 Hours: Tuesday 12:00-5:00pm; Wednesday 2:00-5:00pm; Friday 12:00-2:00pm, 3:00-4:00pm
Meet Jasmine for Study Abroad 101 on Fridays!
Joseph Kim '18
Joey is a senior in the College majoring in Psychology. He studied abroad in the Spring of 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden, and in Copenhagen, Denmark, through DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia. While he was abroad, he took several courses in Psychology and Neuroscience not traditionally offered on the Hilltop, in addition to Swedish language and culture.
Some of Joey’s fondest memories from his time abroad came from his interactions with people outside of the classroom. He had the opportunity to play in a tournament near the Arctic Circle with the Swedish National Lacrosse Team, and trained weekly with the Danish National Lacrosse Team. He spend time every week with his visiting host family and gained a more intimate experience of Scandinavian culture. He also gained the ability to cook a mean Swedish meatball. Best of all, he made some lifelong friends (some already visited him back in the US!)
Joey’s semester abroad was his first time being outside North America, and he had the opportunity to travel and visit multiple countries throughout Europe during the term. He hopes to serve as a resource to those that might be on the fence about studying abroad, because he does not want any Hoya to pass up what could be the best decision they make at Georgetown.
Spring 2018 Hours: Monday 11:00-3:00pm, Wednesday 2:00-5:00pm; Thursday 11:00-3:00pm
Meet Joey for Study Abroad 101 on Wednesdays!