Meet SLU's Study Abroad Peer Mentors!
How often can I travel while abroad? How much spending money should I bring? What are some discount travel airlines? What's the best restaurant in Paris?
These are some great questions to ask our Study Abroad Peer Mentors! Our peer mentors are current SLU students who have studied abroad in the past several semesters. These mentors have studied and travelled to a variety of locations and can provide students with valuable information when it comes to living and studying abroad. Prospective students who are thinking about studying abroad are encouraged to meet the peer mentors at their specific meeting hours to ask any and all questions about living, travelling, or studying abroad! Although there may not be a specific mentor for all of our 40 locations, these mentors can answer general questions about living abroad. You can meet these mentors throughout the week in Des Peres Hall, 108!
Meet the Peer Mentors:
Abbie Korte (Vienna)- "I would say that students should take advantage of studying abroad because it allows you to grow up and grow into yourself in some of the most beautiful places in the world. Studying abroad afforded me the opportunity to become a better and more well-rounded young woman in every facet of my life."
Hours: Monday 9:00-11:00 am
Andrea Janota (Ecuador)- "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who'll decide where to go" -Dr. Seuss
Hours: Tuesday 12:30-2:30 pm
Aster Chalmers (Madrid)- "All students should take advantage of studying abroad. Students will be immersed into a new culture, have opportunities to travel the world, meet people from all around the globe and become more independent in doing so. It truly is a life changing experience."
Hours: Monday 9:00-11:00 am
Beth Petersen (Australia)- "Do it for the story"
Hours: Monday 10:00-12:00 pm
Diane Reilly (Rome)- "Study abroad represents the most unique, rewarding, and wonderful opportunity to grow as a person outside the classroom."
Hours: Thursday 9:00-11:00 am
Elisabeth Barrett (Ireland)- "Study Abroad is about seeing the world and developing a social awareness that you can't get without diving right into new cultural experiences."
Hours: Wednesday 9:00-10:00 am & Thursday 3:30-4:40 pm
Hannah Wyler (Madrid)- "Studying abroad was the biggest leap of faith I have ever taken, but it was also THE best decision I have ever made."
Hours: Tuesday 1:00-3:00 pm
Jacquelyn Ferraro (Madrid)- "Students should take advantage of the study abroad opportunity because it is a great way to learn about new cultures and most importantly, yourself. Some of the greatest aspects of your personality will come out when you are in new and sometimes uncomfortable situations, and you will definitely never regret it. Because of new experiences, I now know how to order tea in Moscow!"
Hours: Friday 2:00-4:00 pm
Kathleen McGuire (Rome)-"Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I've ever made. It was a wonderful experience, and living in another culture and learning about how other people live gave me new insights into my own culture."
Hours: Wednesday 3:00- 5:00 pm
Meghan Reilly (Madrid)- "Studying abroad is a once in a life time opportunity where you get to experience a new culture, meet new people, and step out of your comfort zone. I would definitely consider studying abroad because you also learn so much about yourself while having the best time with those around you!"
Hours: Thursday 10:00-12:00 pm
Molly Hale (Ireland)- "Studying abroad may look like it's just a lot of plane rides, wandering new places and chatting with locals, but it's so much more. I was exposed to numerous new experiences and opportunities that I might not have ever had. Not only did my world grow, but so did I as a person."
Hours: Monday 2:00-4:00 pm
Sergio Guzman (Geneva, Thailand, Madrid)- "Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to explore the world and expand your limits. Its a great opportunity to learn more about yourself, other people and the world we all live in"
Hours: Thursday 9:00- 11:00 am
Shannon Grego (Ireland)- "Take chances. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, to learn about a new culture, to make international friends, to discover more about the world and yourself, and to become independent in a new country."
Hours: Wednesday 9:00-10:00 am & Friday 2:00-3:00pm
Teresa Bongiorno (Madrid)- "Studying Abroad is a choice and it should be yours alone to make. It is a chance to go out into the world, wherever the path leads you, and to grow as a person and learn about yourself and other cultures. It is a chance to do what you want to do and have a once in a lifetime experience that you will keep with you the rest of your life. Just as everything else in life, it's what you make of it, so make the most of life and Study Abroad!"
Hours: Wednesday 11:00-1:00 pm
William Deuscle (London)- "You should study abroad because you become more than just a student. You become a citizen of the world."
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 2:00- 3:00 pm