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New CALS study abroad peer advisors available to help students

CALS’ new study abroad advisors are (left to right) Taijza Bailey, Brittany Cobb, Bailey Bowe, Caroline Gasao and Abagail Catania.

The CALS Office of Academic Affairs has four new study abroad peer advisors on duty. Their role in 116 Ag Hall is to meet with fellow students interested in studying abroad and to discuss the steps needed to take before, during and after students get on that plane.

Each of new CALS study abroad peer advisors has completed an international experience (read their mini-profiles below), so they can offer their own first-hand knowledge about how to navigate the paperwork, preparation and culture shock involved in participating in an international program.

According to professional staff advisors, peer advisors are a great resource for prospective study abroad students, because they bring their own student experience to the table, which often makes students feel more comfortable discussing any pre-departure topics. These topics can include curriculum and credit, scholarships or financial aid, and safety.

Our new CALS study abroad peer advisors are:

Brittany Cobb

Major: Biology and Environmental Studies, Global Health Certificate

Study abroad program:  UW Agriculture, Health, and Nutrition in Uganda

Abagail Catania

Major: Agricultural Business Management, Criminal Justice Certificate

Study abroad program: Worldwide International Internship Program in Uganda, University of Westminster in London, England

Caroline Gasao

Major: Life Sciences Communication, Global Health Certificate

Study abroad program:  UW Microbiology and Public Health in Thailand

Taijza Bailey

Major: Genetics, Classics Certificate

Study abroad program:  UW Classics in Greece

Bailey Bowe

Major: Life Sciences Communication, Entrepreneurship Certificate

Study abroad program: FIE London Summer Internship

Peer Advisor Walk- in Hours:

Monday/ Wednesday  9-11am; 1-3pm

Tuesday/ Thursday 12-3:30pm

Friday 9:30- 10:30am

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