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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.
Take a peek at the Fall 2014 Peer Advisers:

Office Hours: Fridays, 10 am - 12 pm
Hi, I'm Kyle Carr and I am a senior with a marketing with a sales emphasis major and I studied abroad in Australia in Spring 2012. I have many amazing memories from study abroad. From hanging out with people from all over the world. To seeing animals like kangaroos, koalas, and wallabies. But my favorite memory would be traveling to many cities like Sydney, Cairns, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

Costa Rica, San Isidro de Heredia
Office Hours: Thursdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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My name is Kayla Buffington and I am a Spanish Education major with a TESOL minor. My favorite study abroad memory is from Spring Break when I was able to travel with my friends to a variety of places in Costa Rica like Tortuguero, Rio Celeste and Monteverde.


England, Harlaxton
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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My name is Nyssa Langlois and I am an English Literature major. My favorite memory from studying abroad was being able to visit the Highlands during the organized Harlaxton trip to Scotland; everything about the landscape was magnificent, and I felt like I had been transported into another world. As a result, my eventual plan is to move there.

England, Winchester
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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My name is Jessica Kennedy. I am a senior Public Relations major with a topical minor in Criminal Justice. I had the best time studying abroad but my absolute favorite memory was when my cousin, who lives in London, took my friend and I to the restaurant at the top of the Gherkin Building and the amazing city views we saw from the skyscraper. 

France & Ghana
Office Hours: Mondays, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
france paMy name is Megan Leary. I am a senior studying Communication Sciences and Disorders with a French minor. One of my favorite memories of studying abroad was when my friend and I were at a pub in Dublin listening to a three person Irish band play on their fiddles and guitars. They sang, “Galway Girl” for us and I completely felt like I was in the movie PS: I Love You. Other fond memories include watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle from the top of the Arc de Triomphe, wandering the narrow streets of Venice when eating loads of gelato, and spending Easter Sunday in London.

Germany, Marburg
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
kelsey freymillerMy name is Kelsey Freymiller, and I am German education major. One of my favorite memories from Germany would have to be seeing the VfB Stuttgart football (soccer) team play Borussia Dortmund in Westfalenstadion, the largest football stadium in Germany. The game was truly what one would call epic: most of the action took place in the last 20 minutes and ended in a white-knuckle 4-4! Watching the game was only half the fun, though: German football fans are really something to experience! I was proud be wearing red and white and rooting for Stuttgart that night. Achtzehnhundert dreiundneunzig, hey! hey!

Greece & Spain, Valladolid
Office Hours: Mondays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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.

Office Hours: Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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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!

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm & Fridays 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
italy pa 1Ciao! My name is Madeline Ludtke I am a junior and an art major with an emphasis in Illustration. I studied abroad in Florence, Italy in the spring of 2014. One of my favorite experiences was my ten day backpacking trip during spring break where I traveled to Madrid, Barcelona, and Paris. I had lots of incredible adventures and met many interesting travelers along the way. Other enjoyable moments of mine include watching the sunset over Florence and hiking through the hills of Tuscany.

italy pa 2My name is Tony Dahl and I'm an Organizational Communications major. My favorite memory is when I visited the Cinque Terre. It is made up of 5 beautiful small coastal towns and each house/shop is colored differently. I strongly recommend you hike from town to town. Pesto was first invented in the Cinque Terre, and we had it on a slice of pizza-truly delicious. We also ate calamari that was caught just off the coast. We ended our day swimming in the sea and eating gelato.

Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm 
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My name is Andrew Maher. My major is English and my minor is Japanese. One of my favorite memories from Japan was climbing an ancient 8 hour pilgrimage trail with my fellow Kansai Gaidai students, and at the end we soaked in a hot spring!

Office Hours: Mondays, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hi, I’m Aubry Reed and I studied abroad in Aberdeen, Scotland in Fall of 2012. This is my second time as a peer adviser for the Study in Scotland program, and I really can't wait to get started! During my time in Scotland, I loved traveling to St. Andrews with my flatmates and getting fish and chips from Anstruther Fish Bar, the best chippy in Scotland!

South Korea
Office Hours: Fridays, 8 am - 10 am
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, Valladolid
Office Hours: Mondays, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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¡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!

Vaxjo, Sweden
Office hours: Thursdays, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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Hey everyone! My names Aaron Parsons and my major is history and economics education. One of my best memories from study abroad was going to Norway on a road trip with two Germans, two Dutch and one Volvo.  We made a tent out of our car with a tarp and camped and hiked around the country. It was something I will remember for the rest of my life.

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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