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!
My name is Allie Lenzmeier, and I'm a comprehensive Environmental Geography major. My favorite memory from studying abroad in South Africa was traveling through the Garden Route to Port Alfred with the Stellenbosch Rowing Team for the yearly University Boat Race competition.
Allie's Office Hours: Fridays, 10:30am-12:30pm
My name is Jessica Nageland I'm a junior majoring in Kinesiology - Health Promotion. My favorite memory of Lismore was the organized day trips because it helped to get to know the other study abroad students and the area around Lismore.
Jessica's Office Hours: Mondays 12:30-2:30pm
Hallo! My name isAnneli 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, 8:30-10:30pm
My name is Holly Ordinans, and I'm a senior majoring in Spanish and minoring in Organizational Communication. My favorite study abroad memory would be the host city itself. Valparaiso, Chile has an amazing big city buzz to it, but also provides the tranquility of sandy beaches. In addition to the city, I absolutely adored my host family and formed lasting memories with them that even now we are still in touch two years later. I'm so lucky to have been able to live with such amazing people!
Holly's Office Hours: Mondays, 8:30-10:30am
My name is Rachel Pratt, and I am an International Business and Economics major with a certificate in Advanced Business Communication. My favorite memory from studying abroad in Suwon, South Korea was taking part in the Mud Festival on the Korean Coast.
Rachel's Office Hours: Wednesdays, 8:30-10:30am
My name is Jena McCutchen and I'm a junior, double majoring in Spanish and Latin American Studies. One of my favorite memories from studying abroad was on my service learning trip when my host family had friends visit (who all happened to be in a band!) and they played traditional Costa Rican music for us and taught us how to play their instruments. We also sang some American songs for them! It was beautiful to be able to share our cultures with each other - music has no language barrier.
Jena's Office Hours: Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm
Hello! My name is Jenny Schmitz, and I'm a junior Nursing major minoring in Spanish. My time in Costa Rica was one of the best experiences of my life and aside from the breathtaking sunsets and zip-lining through the cloud forest, I will never forget learning to cook with my host mom. She let me help prepare dinner in the evenings and while it was cooking, I got dance lessons in the kitchen!
Jenny's Office Hours: Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm
I'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: Thursdays, 9:00-11:00am
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: Thursdays, 2:30-4:30pm
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, on the recently retired MV Explorer. 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: Thursdays, 12:30-2:30pm
Hello! 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 southern most 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: Tuesdays, 12:30-2:30pm
My name is Rachel Conrad, and I'm a Cultural Studies major. Every moment in Italy was my favorite because the country completely sweeps you away! However, one of my personal highlights was watching the sunset over the beautiful city of Florence from Piazza Michelangelo, as well as atop the Duomo.
Rachel's Office Hours: Fridays, 12:30-2:30pm
My name is Erin Frusher, and I'm a 5th year International Business major with a double minor in Finance and Japanese. Some of my hobbies include photography, swimming, playing video games, reading, & running. A couple of my favorite memories from Kansai Gaidai include getting dressed up for Halloween with a bunch of friends, going on the Hiroshima trip, and attending the school festival.
Erin's Office Hours: Fridays, 8:30-10:30am
My name is Moriah Locke, and I'm a third year student. My major is Special Education, Unified Early Childhood. I studied at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and one of my favorite memories would have to be when my flatmates and I hung out together watching movies and playing games all night. The friends I made while studying in Aberdeen were one of the best parts of the whole experience.
Moriah's Office Hours: Mondays, 10:30am-12:30pm
My name is Alanna Thelen. I am a Spanish major as well as Pre-Occupational Therapy. It's hard to choose just one favorite memory from Valladolid, but one special memory was watching my host mom's joy as she became a grandma for the first time.
Alanna's Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Check out this video created by our 2013 Peer Advisers! They talk about why they studied abroad and the experiences they had!