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Peer Advisers
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 or just walk in! Call 715-836-4411 to schedule an appointment.

This site is currently under construction and will be updated prior to the start of Spring semester 2015. 
Australia Greece
Costa Rica / Nicaragua Ireland
Costa Rica Nursing Italy
Costa Rica Summer Scotland Summer
England Scotland
France South Africa
Ghana South Korea

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Costa Rica Nicaragua

Hi my name is Erin Callahan! I am a Nursing major with a minor in Spanish in the Healthcare Profession. My favorite memory from my study abroad was canyoning down a waterfall in the cloud forest of Costa Rica!


Costa Rica Nursing

My name is Ryan Letsch and I am a nursing major. My favorite study abroad memory from Costa Rica was when I got invited by a local to play a "mejenga," also known as a pick up soccer game, up in the mountains with a bunch of other locals. The view and being isolated in the mountains, was one of the most incredible feelings I will ever have. 



costa rica summer

Hi! My name is Morgan Paulson and I am a Spanish and English Education Major. My favorite memory from my time abroad was being in Costa Rica during the World Cup. It was so much fun to be apart of all of the enthusiasm and excitement!

My name is Michael Toll. I am a senior studying Accounting wiht a minor in Organizational Communication. I loved every bit of my study abroad experience in Winchester, but I think my favorite memory was playing ultimate frisbee with the university's club team at a tournament in Bristol. That weekend depened my love for England, frisbee, and all of the friends that I made during my time in Winchester! 



Greece Sweden
My name is Telma Frumholtz. I’m a Psychology and Spanish double major and Fall 2012 I studied abroad in Valladolid, Spain. One of my favorite memories from Spain, besides all the traveling and culture I got to experience, was the Valladolid-Valencia soccer game. I am a huge soccer fan and being able to be in the third row at a real Spanish soccer game was amazing.

ireland pa

Hi! My name is Angel Pingry and I'm an English education major. I studied abroad in Limerick, Ireland in Spring of 2014. It was the best four months of my life! One of my favorite memories was traveling to Northern Ireland and skipping along the edge of the Giant's Causeway. I'll never forget it! I met so many wonderful people. If given the chance, I'd go back to Limerick in a heartbeat!


My name is Hannah Gourdoux and I am a Kinesiology major with a minor in Psychology. One of my favorite memories from Italy would have to be hiking the Cinque Terre. It was by far one of the most amazing things I have ever done!


scotland summer
BetsyHi, my name is Betsy Albers and I am senior majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Sports Promotion. I studies abroad the spring semester of my sophomore year in Stirling, Scotland. One of my favorite memories is from the very first day I arrived. I was walking around my dorm and local students kept coming up to me and introducing themselves. Later I found out they only did that because they thought I was the character, Emma, from Glee. Besides having a good laugh about it later on, the students I met that day turned into life long best friends. I am glad they mistook me for someone else or I probably would have never met them! 


Hi, I'm Rosie Ferguson. I am a History major in my junior year. I am currently on exchange to UWEC from the University of Aberdeen. My favorite thing about Scotland is the people! Everyone is so friendly and they are always good for a laugh! 


south africa

Howzit! My name is Courtney Brost and I'm a Latin American Studies and Creative Writing double major. There are so many amazing memories from studying abroad in South Africa from the people I met, the places I visited, and everything I learned inside and outside the classroom. However, I think my favorite memory was bungee jumping off the world's tallest bungee bridge while on the Garden Route Tour. What an adrenaline rush! 

South Koea
skorea pa My name is Bao Elizabeth Thao and I am a political science major in the field of international relations. I studied abroad in Suwon, South Korea. My favorite memory while abroad, for a semester, was reuniting with the Korean friends I had made while back in Eau Claire. They showed me a great time and taught me a lot about the Korean culture. This memory proved to me that, "goodbye" is never forever, but only temporary. 


spain pa
¡Hola! I'm Carlie Simkunas, and I'm a Spanish major and Latin American Studies and World Studies double minor. One of my favorite memories from studying abroad is from when I spent a weekend in Seville in southern Spain. Our hostel had free paella and sangria nightly, so we ate home-made paella with fresh juice from the lemons we picked in the garden while we chatted with travelers and students from all around the world. It was a very "Spanish" and a very "international" experience at the same time!

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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