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Want to learn more about study abroad from someone who has first hand knowledge? Visit the CIE to speak with one of our peer advisers, who are past participants of UW-Eau Claire study abroad programs.  They are available to talk with you on a walk-in and appointment basis about both general advising questions and about questions specific to their program. Don't forget to check out the awesome video our Fall 2013 Peer Advisers made! 

How do I Schedule an Appointment?
You can schedule an appointment by calling 715-836-4411 or just walk-in during their office hours! 

Or you can click on any of their names and send them email today! 
Karen PA
Hi, my name is Karen Fraser and I am majoring in Special Education. One of my favorite memories from study abroad was climbing the highest mountain in Ghana and seeing the neighboring country, Togo, from the top! After that we swam under a waterfall in the rainforest. Definitely a day I will not forget! 
Karen's Office Hours: Fridays, 12:30-2:30pm
Rachel Asia
My name is Rachel Pratt and I am majoring in International Business and Economics. I went to South Korea, in the summer, because I wanted to be totally immersed in another culture and language. I took Korean Language 1 and Management when I was there. My favorite memory was taking the trip to the mud festival. It was such a fun and unique experience and my skin felt amazing afterwards.
Rachel's Office Hours: Fridays, 11:00am-1:00pm
Jessica - Lismore

My name is Jessica Nagel and I'm a Kinesiology major with an emphasis in PE and Health Teaching. My favorite memory of Lismore was probably the Gatsby Gala that was held on campus. We all got dressed and dolled up together and had a classy time.
Jessica's Office Hours: Thursdays, 2:30-4:30pm
Elisabeth PA
My name is Elisabeth Caldwell. My major is Economics and I have a topical minor in Psychology and Advertising. My favorite memory from Perth is spontaneously going into the city on a Sunday night with my roommates. We hiked up to the top of Kings Park and spent half an hour just sitting and looking out over the city. 
Elisabeth's Office Hours: Mondays, 12:30-2:30pm
Anneli PA
Hallo! My name is Anneli Williams and I am a German and Geography double major. During Spring 2015, I studied abroad in the beautiful city of Marburg, Germany. One of my favorite memories from my time abroad is walking into the picturesque Altstadt (old city) on my first morning in Marburg. The cobblestone streets, half-timber houses, and castle seemed out of a fairytale! (The Brothers Grimm studied in Marburg too, so they very well may be!)
Anneli's Office Hours: Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00am
Holly OrdinansMy name is Holly Ordinans and I'm a senior majoring in Spanish and minoring in Organizational Communication. Valparaiso, Chile is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen. I loved living in a big, busy city that was also right on the beach. Other than the city itself, my favorite memory is definitely my host family- I hit the host family jackpot! They took me in as if I was blood-related, and I still keep in touch with them today. I have so many memories with them that I will always cherish.
Holly's Office Hours: Mondays, 11:00am-1:00pm
Jena Costa Rica
My name is Jena McCutchen and I'm a junior at UWEC, double majoring in Nursing and Spanish. My favorite memory from my time abroad was spending time with my six and ten year old sisters. I've never been the big sister, and it was fun playing games again. One night the whole family spent two hours playing house-wide hide-and-seek in the dark! 
Jena's Office Hours: Wednesdays, 8:30-10:30am
claireI'm Claire Malchow, and I'm a senior majoring in Organizational Communication and minoring in Religious Studies! I wouldn't trade my experience studying in Winchester for anything, so it's hard to pick a favorite memory. One of them would have to be when one of my British friends took us to a local tea room to have our first afternoon tea experience. The tea and scones were delicious, and it was the first of many visits. It's something that I will never forget! 
Claire's Office Hours: Fridays, 8:00-10:00am
Rachel France
My name is Rachel Kennedy, and I study Environmental Public Health and French. It's hard to pick just one memorable moment from my semester abroad, but the time I spent with my host family is something I'll never forget. My host dad and I rode our bikes around the city, ate lunch at a local restaurant, and watched the Selection Paloise team win their division championship game! 
Rachel's Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00pm 
Josh SAS
I'm Josh Bauer, and I'm a graduate student in the English/Writing Program. I sailed with Semester at Sea for the summers of 2013 and 2014. While on SAS, I visited more than 20 different countries, including Morocco, Greece, Russia and most of Scandinavia. But it's the moments on the ship that are most memorable: there's nothing like standing on the back deck watching the fjords of Norway pass by under the midnight sun, or counting jellyfish in the ship's wash with fellow SASers.
Josh's Office Hours: Mondays, 2:30-4:30pm
Karli IrelandHello! My name is Karli Kreutzfeldt and I'm an International Business major. I studied abroad, spring 2014, in Limerick, Ireland. One of my favorite memories was spending the weekend in the charming port town of Dingle, Ireland. We spent the day biking along the coast of Ireland's southernmost peninsula, and ended the night enjoying traditional music in the pub. I had some of the best experiences of my life while studying in Ireland and can't wait to return some day, Sláinte!
Karli's Office Hours: Mondays, 9:00-11:00am
Rachel Italy Semester

I'm Rachel Kuhnly, my major is Health Care Administration and my favorite study abroad memory in Florence is when I walked to my class through the Piazza Republica which has a merry-go-round and children dancing. It truly makes Florence seem magical. 
Rachel's Office Hours: Fridays, 1:00-3:00pm
Rachel Italy WinterimMy name is Rachel Conrad and I'm a Comparative Cultural Studies major. My favorite study abroad memory was being able to walk around on the cobble streets of Florence everyday. Strolling around the city taking in its beauty, people watching, walking in and out of bakeries and gelaterias as well as wandering through numerious world famous art museums, make this my fondest memory. A simple walk in Florence is unlike any walk you've ever experienced.
Rachel's Office Hours: Thursdays, 8:30-10:30am
Moriah Scotland

My name is Moriah Locke and I'm a third year student. My major is Special Education Early Childhood. I studied at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and one of my favorite memories would have to be performing with the Glee Club in Aberdeen. 
Moriah's Office Hours: Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm
alanna spain
My name is Alanna Thelen. I am a Spanish major as well as Pre-Occupational Therapy. Some of my favorite memories in Valladolid come from exploring the city. One time my friend and I wandered farther than we usually did, found a big hill, climbed it, and got spectacular views of the whole city.
Alanna's Office Hours: Thursdays, 11:00am-1:00pm
Check out this video created by our 2013 Peer Advisers! They talk about why they studied abroad and the experiences they had! 

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