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 encouraged but not required.

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-ins except during scheduled workshops or appointments.
  • 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. 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 appropriate advisor for you to meet with.

Peer advisors are William & Mary students like you that have studied abroad. Our trained peer advisors and help you find programs of interest and can answer most of your questions, especially those about local culture, applying/registering on-line, required procedures, transfer credits, 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, transfer credits, W&M study abroad polices and  procedures and much more.

Questions or want to make an appointment? Email a Peer Advisor.

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

Peer Advisors - General advising & the following regions, countries, programs, and providers

Betty: Region: Italy & Eastern Europe; W&M Programs: Vienna, McGill, Akita, Yonsei; Providers: CIEE & SAI

RyanRegion: South & Central America, & Asia; W&M Programs: La Plata, NUS, Keio; Providers: IES & API

StephanieRegion: Spain, Western Europe, & Northern Africa; W&M Programs: Sevilla & Montpellier; Providers: AIFS & USAC

AnnaRegion: UK & Scandinavia/Northern Europe; W&M Programs: Cardiff, St Andrews; Providers: DIS & Arcadia

WilliamRegion: France, UK, Australia, & New Zealand; W&M Programs: Lille, Adelaide, Exeter; Providers: IFE & IFSA

Marina S.Region: UK, Western Europe, & Sub-Saharan Africa; W&M Programs: Oxford, Tsinghua, general 3rd party, multi-country programs; Providers: SIT, ASE, & ISA

Dena: General advising

Staff Advisors 

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

Sally RobertsW&M Semester in La Plata; Australia, New Zealand, Canada (including McGill), Austria (including Vienna), Belgium, France (including Montpellier & Lille), Germany, Netherlands, Spain (including W&M Sevilla), Switzerland, UK (except for Oxford but including Cardiff, Exeter, Nottingham, & St Andrews)

Marina Knapp: Southeast Europe (Cyprus, Italy, and Greece); W&M Summer - Rwanda; W&M Winter/Spring Break and other special programs. 

Molly DeStafney: East Asia (including Akita, Keio), China (including Tsinghua), Singapore (including NUS), South Korea (including Yonsei); W&M summer programs: Accra, AdelaideBotswana, Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago de Compostela. 

Nasha Lewis: Sub-Sahraran Africa, Central and South America; multi-destination/cross regional programs (including Semester at Sea).

Laura McDonald: Ireland; W&M Oxford program; W&M summer programs: Athens/Nafpilio, Beijing, Bengaluru & Goa, Bhutan, Cadiz, Cambridge, Florence, Galway, Montpellier, Potsdam, Prague, Rome/Pompeii and St. Petersburg.

Sylvia Mitterndorfer: Middle East, Northern Africa, and travel warning countries