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Peer Advisers

All students interested in studying abroad should seek advice and information about their options. The OIS recommends that students do the following:

  1. Meet with a Peer Adviser.
  2. Attend a General Information session held every Monday during the fall semester in the Lewis Global Studies Center at 4:00pm.
  3. Attend a program-specific information session (when available). See the OIS Home Page for details.
  4. Discuss their study abroad plans with their academic advisers and departmental study abroad advisers.

When are Peer Advisers available?

The OIS Peer Advisers are available during Open Hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:00-4:00pm. They are also available by appointment.

What can Peer Advisers do?

Meet the 2014-15 Peer Advisers

sara_arbelaezSara Arbelaez

Sara is a senior economics major who was abroad last year participating in a Smith-Approved Program through SIT Study Abroad in Santiago, Chile (fall) and the Smith Program Abroad in Geneva, Switzerland (Track A) (spring). She has also spent summers living and studying in Spain, Colombia and Washington D.C.. Sara is very excited to assist Smithies through this exciting time in their academic careers and to help them plan their travels!


simone_lawrenceSimone Lawrence

Last spring Simone had the pleasure to study abroad in Córdoba, Spain as an American Studies major and Spanish minor. While abroad Simone also had the opportunity to travel to parts of Morocco, Italy and France. At Smith, she is a member of the lacrosse team and Black Students' Alliance. As a Study Abroad Peer Adviser, she looks forward to assisting other Smith students with their adventures abroad!