Step 4: Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor

One-on-one advising session

Before you can make an individual appointment with a peer advisor or a staff advisor at the Global Education Office at  Reves Center, you must attend either a 101 or 201 Study Abroad Workshop;

  • 101 workshops are designed for students who are uncertain about where or when to study abroad.    
  • 201 workshops are designed for students who have chosen their program 

**If you have chosen a program, you do not need to attend a 101 workshop

**201 workshops are required for everyone

You may sign up for an individual appointment with an advisor if you have additional questions or concerns after attending a workshop. Individual appointments are not required but encouraged.

How to make an appointment:

  • Make an appointment after attending a workshop (no same day appointments are permitted)
  • Stop by the Global Education Office at the Reves Center anytime between 11 am and 5 pm. A peer advisor will be available for walk-in's except during scheduled workshops.
  • It is best to make an appointment in person because you will be able to see what times are available that work for both you and the advisor's schedule
  •  Fill out an online appointment request. A peer advisor will either confirm the advisor’s availability to meet at your requested time or offer alternative appointment slots.

Peer advisors and staff advisors have scheduled advising times. They each specialize in certain regions/countries and W&M programs. Both peer and staff advisors can advise on non W&M programs in their regions/countries. We recommend meeting with the advisor that best matches your study abroad interests or needs. A peer advisor will help you determine the most appropiate advisor for you to meet with.

Peer advisors are William & Mary students like you that have studied abroad. Our trained peer advisors can answer most of your questions, especially those about local culture, applying/registering on-line, required procedures, applying for a visa or passport and special tips on how to make the most of an abroad experience.

Staff Advisors can assist with questions about specific programs, academic differences, health and safety, and W&M polices or procedures for studying abroad and much more.

Questions or make an appointment?  Email a Peer Advisor

Questions regarding study-abroad programs? Want more information about requirements and past-student experiences? Email the Reves Center Peer Advisors at: . Please include information regarding the programs, countries for which you have questions or the peer advisor's name in the subject line  so the appropriate advisor can respond to your inquiry.

Peer Advisors -

Jessica Bimstein: United Kingdom, University of Exeter exchange program and W&M summer programs  

Lindsay Dahlgren: Australia, New Zealand. Sciences Po Lille exchange program and Europe

Hannah Kwawu: Europe (including provider programs)e

Justin Oh: Asia and Yonsei exchange program

Katherine Olrick: Middle East and W&M summer programs  

Laura Papp: Europe (including provider programs)

Aparajita Sur: Southeast Asia National University of Singapore exchange program  

Daniel Tay:  Asia and Akita International University exchange program

Staff Advisors -

Adam Ferguson:  SE Asia (Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Nepal and Vietnam), Russia and Central Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland), Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden)

Debi DeBacco: Australia/New Zealand, Canada (including McGill), La Plata, Austria (including Vienna), Belgium, France (including Montpellier & Lille), Germany, Netherlands (including Leiden), Spain (including Sevilla), Switzerland, UK (except for Oxford but including Cardiff, Exeter, Nottingham, & St. Andrews)

Ebony Majeed:  SE Europe (Cyprus, Italy and Greece)

Molly DeStafney:  East Asia (including Akita, Keio, Kanazawa), China (including Tsinghua), Singapore (including NUS), South Korea (including Yonsi); W&M summer programs: Adelaide, Athens, Cape Town, Coa, Rome and Santiago

Nasha Lewis: Sub-Sahraran Africa, Central and South America, mutli-destination/cross regional programs

Laura Mcdonald: Ireland, W&M Oxford; W&M summer programs: Antigua, Beijing, Cadiz, Cambridge, Florence, Galway, Montpellier, Potsdam, Prague and St. Petersburg

Sylvia Mitterndorfer: Middle East and Northern Africa