Study Abroad Peer Advising Program
Study abroad peer advisers are Princeton students who have studied abroad and would like to encourage their fellow Princeton students to go abroad. Peer advisers participate in activities related to the promotion of study abroad programs and talk with students about all aspects of studying abroad -- including study abroad procedures and specific programs, what it was like to be away from Princeton for a semester or year, how they chose their program, what the experience was like, etc.
Your anecdotes, advice, and expertise are our best resource for students who are thinking about study abroad or have already decided to study abroad. No matter how much information we try to provide students, what they really need and want is to hear what you have to say.
If you are interested in becoming a Princeton Study Abroad Peer Adviser, please fill out the Study Abroad Peer Advising and Consent Form. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Cate Connors, Communications and Outreach Coordinator.
The Study Abroad Program maintains a list of active Peer Advisers who volunteer their time and energy in one or more of the following capacities:
- Advising. Many students planning to study abroad want to speak with students who have actually had the experience of going through the process and have lived and studied in another country. Students often have specific questions for study abroad alumni. Peer advisers respond to e-mails or meet in person with students to answer questions and provide information and recommendations.
- Interest Meetings. The Study Abroad Program hosts informational meetings for specific countries or regions These meetings are a great venue for peer advisers to share their personal, academic, and cultural experiences while abroad.
- Pre-Departure Meetings. Each semester we hold a number of site-specific pre-departure meetings in addition to the general mandatory pre-departure meeting. Your perspective and input is extremely helpful.
- Study Abroad Fair, Academic Expo, and Student Activities Fair. Your enthusiasm can make all the difference in someone's decision to study abroad! The Study Abroad Program hosts information tables where peer advisers help by manning tables, showing pictures, talking about their experience abroad, and answering questions from fellow students.