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Study Abroad Workshop

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Student Workers & Peer Advisors

Student workers and student peer advisors are integral parts of the Global Education team and play a significant role in supporting study abroad operations. They are often the first individuals that students meet when coming to the Global Education Office (GEO).

  • Student workers assist in the day-to-day processes of study abroad and international student management. 
  • Peer advisors are students who have previously studied abroad and are here to guide fellow students through the study abroad process. They conduct study abroad information sessions, advise students on program options and processes, and promote study abroad on campus.

Peer advisors can be contacted at peeradvisors@wm.edu

 Study Abroad Student Advisory Board (SASAB)
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Mission

The Study Abroad Student Advisory Board (SASAB) seeks to support the Global Education Office in ways that promote student awareness of study abroad experiences and increase student preparation, helping students maximize their opportunities before, during, and after their time abroad.

History/Background

SASAB was established in 2012.

Board Functions/Goals
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Advising and Consulting
  • Engaging and Transitioning
General Responsibilities of Members
  • Members are required to participate in Mandatory Training/Orientation at the beginning of Fall semester. 
  • SASAB members are expected to attend all meetings and represent the large population of undergraduate students participating in study abroad. The Advisory Board meets once a month. Members should be aware of their class schedule and plan to be available for meetings once a month. Meetings will be held on Friday afternoons. Meeting dates and times will be confirmed at the first meeting.
  • Members will fulfill their outreach and advocacy roles for study abroad by agreeing to assist in the Global Education Projects
  • Members must be available for the occasional evening or weekend events, as determined by SASAB.
  • Members will help provide feedback to current Global Education Office priorities and objectives
  • Members will research and survey the current student body throughout the year. SASAB members will work with the Global Education office to overcome some of the on-going challenges and obstacles certain majors, underrepresented and marginalized student’s face when studying abroad.
Apply for SASAB

Application for SASAB opens in March for the academic year.

Members should be applying with the intent to fulfill their board membership for the entire academic year.

Student Testimonial: Alison Gray '20, SASAB Member, 2019-2020

 

alison-gray-sasab_200.jpg“After participating in incredibly valuable study abroad programs through W&M, I wanted to support other students to pursue their own global experiences. SASAB was the perfect way to do this. During my time on SASAB, I collaborated with other students to come up with fresh ideas to promote study abroad at W&M. My favorite experience was helping to organize a campus event that featured cheese from around the world. I also gained a better understanding of how the Global Education Office worked. Now, I am looking into starting a career in international education!” 

Meet the Current and Previous Members of SASAB