All students interested in studying abroad should seek advice and information about their options. The OIS recommends that students do the following:
- Meet with a Peer Adviser.
- Attend a General Information session held every Monday during the fall semester in the Lewis Global Studies Center at 4:00pm.
- Attend a program-specific information session (when available). See the OIS Home Page for details.
- Discuss their study abroad plans with their academic advisers and departmental study abroad advisers.
When are Peer Advisers available?
The OIS Peer Advisers have Open Hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:00 pm-4:00pm. They are also available by appointment.
What can Peer Advisers do?
- Assist students with gathering information about their study abroad options.
- Offer advice about what to consider when selecting a study abroad program.
- Help students navigate the application and post-acceptance processes.
- Provide tips on how to prepare for studying abroad.
- Share their own experiences about studying abroad.
- Refer students to other resources as needed.
Meet the 2013-14 Peer Advisers
Adrienne Horne '14
Adrienne is currently majoring in engineering and minoring in Global South Development Studies. She has spent two summers in China, one summer in Spain, and she studied abroad for her junior year at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Adrienne is an avid member of the lacrosse team and wanted to become a Peer Adviser because she loves hearing about all of the exciting things students are doing with study abroad and wanted to be able to help make their plans come to fruition.
Haleemah Jackson '14
As a senior French major, Haleemah has experienced much of what the Smith education has to offer. She has had many opportunities to travel, from a J-term class on Shamanism that took place in the Peruvian Amazon, to her study abroad experiences in Geneva, Switzerland and Madagascar during her junior year. Along with her exploration of the world, she has pursued her passion for both the French language and anthropology. During her free time, she plays the violin, takes horseback riding lessons, and enjoys photography and writing. As a Peer Adviser, Haleemah is always willing to hear about her fellow students' travel plans, offer guidance, and share her own experiences!
Jasmine Setoodehnia '14
Jasmine is a senior at Smith majoring in Economics and minoring in Government. Jasmine spent her junior year abroad studying at the London School of Economics and traveling around Europe with friends and family. She enjoys tutoring Introductory Microeconomics at the Spinelli Quantitative Center for Learning, as well as serving on the Economics Department Liaison Committee. She loves cooking Moroccan food and even learned a few recipes while spending time in Marrakesh. Despite being an avid traveler, Jasmine is a California girl at heart and prefers contemporary authors, jazz music, and the beach to just about anything. What Jasmine finds most fulfilling about being a peer adviser is empowering students, through information and tips, to take the lead on their future and embrace a new adventure - whether that is domestic or abroad.