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Meet with an Advisor

Schedule an Advising Appointment Heading link

The Study Abroad Office offers a variety of advising appointments to help you navigate the study abroad process. Once you have attended a First Step info session, you can meet with a member of our team to receive personalized help in selecting a program that fits your academic, professional, and personal goals.

Connect with one of our advisors to learn more about your options for studying, interning, and participating in research abroad! Our advising is offered virtually and in-person.

Please note, all advising appointments are optional and not required as part of the application process. If you do wish to meet with an advisor, you may schedule an appointment below.

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Learn more about the types of advising appointments we offer!

Meet with our Peer Advisors - (ONLY DURING FALL/SPRING -- Peer Advisors do not work in Summer. Please scroll down to see Program Advisors instead) Heading link

Want to study abroad but don’t know where to start? A good first step is speaking to a Peer Advisor. Learn from UIC students who have successfully studied abroad about how their experience was, which program might be right for you, what to do next and where to get more information.

Jordan Sweet, Peer Advisor Heading link

Jordan Sweet joined the UIC Study Abroad Office in 2021. He is a Marketing major, and studied abroad in Milan, Italy during the Fall of 2022 on the IES Abroad Milan – Fashion Design & Merchandising program. Jordan has a keen eye for design and is involved in many marketing outreach efforts that pertain to social media design and content.

Meet Jordan during his office hours below or schedule an appointment:

Wednesday: 9:15am – 12:15pm; 3:15pm – 3:45pm

Friday: 9:15am – 12:45pm

New to iAdvise? Log in to get to my schedule at my.UIC.edu and visit the Advising Tab. Click on iAdvise and you will go to your Success Network. Search for “Study Abroad” in the search bar to make your appointment!

Have you used iAdvise before? Use the link below to go directly to my schedule.

Schedule an appointment with Jordan

Alicia Ribeiro, Peer Advisor Heading link

Alicia joined the UIC Study Abroad office in October 2022. They are currently a sophomore at UIC, pursuing a degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing. Alicia studied abroad in Mexico as part of the faculty-led program, Social Justice, Language and Culture in Oaxaca. While abroad, Alicia took a grammar class in Spanish to strengthen their language skills, went on a variety of field trips to learn about Oaxacan culture, built relationships with their host family, and pursued an independent study in video production. Alicia contributed b-roll footage, assisted with filming interviews, and is currently involved with the editing process of a promotional video for the Oaxaca study abroad program. These experiences helped enhance Alicia’s abilities as a UIC Peer Advisor for the Study Abroad office.

Alicia serves as a first point of contact to students and can help guide students in choosing a program, completing the application process, finding financial aid, and getting connected to other experts that can assist them. In addition, they help with administrative work, updating the website, archiving study abroad photos, and outreach events.

Identity-based advising: Alicia is also available to advise for those who identify with the LGBTQIA+ community and is happy to answer all questions regarding traveling with this identity.

Meet Alicia during her office hours below or schedule an appointment:

Monday: 10:15am – 12:15pm

Tuesday: 1:45pm – 4:15pm

Wednesday: 3:15pmpm – 4:15pm

Friday: 10:15am – 12:15pm

New to iAdvise? Log in to get to my schedule at my.UIC.edu and visit the Advising Tab. Click on iAdvise and you will go to your Success Network. Search for “Study Abroad” in the search bar to make your appointment!

Have you used iAdvise before? Use the link below to go directly to my schedule.

Schedule an appointment with Alicia

Emily Spalding, Peer Advisor Heading link

Emily Joined the Study Abroad Office as a Peer Advisor in October of 2022. She is currently a junior with a double major in History and Classical studies, and a minor in Religious studies. Emily participated in UIC’s Italian Language, Culture and the Arts in Rome, Salerno and Siena program. This program is a faculty-directed program that focuses on the Italian language and culture. This experience has enhanced Emily’s ability to advise fellow students as they navigate their study abroad experience.

Emily assists with outreach initiatives by creating social media content as well as participating in panels and representing the Study Abroad Office at campus events.

Meet Emily during her office hours below or schedule an appointment:

Monday: 3:15pm – 4:15pm

Wednesday: 1:15pm – 4:15pm

Friday: 8:45am – 10:15am; 12:15pm – 4:15pn

New to iAdvise? Log in to get to my schedule at my.UIC.edu and visit the Advising Tab. Click on iAdvise and you will go to your Success Network. Search for “Study Abroad” in the search bar to make your appointment!

Have you used iAdvise before? Use the link below to go directly to my schedule.

 

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Aaron Stanaway, Peer Advisor Heading link

Aaron joined the Study Abroad Office in September 2022. He is currently a Junior in the College of Education studying Urban Education for grades 1-8, focusing on Social Science. In May of 2022, Aaron participated in UIC’s Education, Globalization and the Child study abroad program in Brazil. This faculty-directed program allowed him to further understand the education system in Chicago in comparison to Brazil’s, as well as enhanced his leadership and interpersonal skills. He also serves as President to the Study Abroad Ambassador student organization at UIC.
Identity-based advising: Aaron is also available to advise for those who identify with the LGBTQIA+ community and is happy to answer all questions regarding traveling with this identity.
Meet Aaron during his office hours below or schedule an appointment:

Friday: 9am – 4pm

New to iAdvise? Log in to get to my schedule at my.UIC.edu and visit the Advising Tab. Click on iAdvise and you will go to your Success Network. Search for “Study Abroad” in the search bar to make your appointment!

Have you used iAdvise before? Use the link below to go directly to my schedule.

Schedule an appointment with Aaron

Meet with our Program Advisors Heading link

Already have your program or country in mind and want to discuss the specifics? Our Program Advisors will be able to guide you.

Asia & Africa and Select European Destinations Heading link

Irina Krymova advises for faculty-directed programs and all programs in the following locations: Botswana, China, Denmark, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Madagascar, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, & Vietnam

New to iAdvise? Log in to get to my schedule at my.UIC.edu and visit the Advising Tab. Click on iAdvise and you will go to your Success Network. Search for “Study Abroad” in the search bar to make your appointment!

Have you used iAdvise before? Use the link below to go directly to my schedule.

Schedule an advising appointment with Irina

Central/South America, Spain, and Other European Destinations Heading link

Colleen advises for partnership and exchange programs in Central and South America, Austria, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and Turks & Caicos. 
Colleen manages faculty-directed programs for: LAS – Natural Sciences, LAS – Spanish and German, College of Business Administration, and the Honors College

New to iAdvise? Log in to get to my schedule at my.UIC.edu and visit the Advising Tab. Click on iAdvise and you will go to your Success Network. Search for “Study Abroad” in the search bar to make your appointment!

Have you used iAdvise before? Use the link below to go directly to my schedule. 

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Oceania & Europe Heading link

Anthony Terenzio advises for all programs in the following locations: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Greece, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Anthony manages faculty-directed programs for: College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, LAS – Social Sciences, LAS – Humanities, College of Nursing, College of Medicine, and the School of Pubic Health

New to iAdvise? Log in to get to my schedule at my.UIC.edu and visit the Advising Tab. Click on iAdvise and you will go to your Success Network. Search for “Study Abroad” in the search bar to make your appointment!

Have you used iAdvise before? Use the link below to go directly to my schedule. 

Schedule an advising appointment with Anthony

General Advising with the Executive Director Heading link

Dr. Kyle Rausch is the Executive Director of the Study Abroad Office and is enthusiastic about connecting with students. Schedule an appointment with Kyle if you need assistance with an important health & safety concern, scholarship applications, navigating your identity abroad, or virtual study abroad. For program selection advising, please make an appointment with one of the designated advisors above.

New to iAdvise? Log in to get to my schedule at my.UIC.edu and visit the Advising Tab. Click on iAdvise and you will go to your Success Network. Search for “Study Abroad” in the search bar to make your appointment!

Have you used iAdvise before? Use the link below to go directly to my schedule.

Schedule an appointment with Kyle

If you are still unsure which advisor to meet with, please contact sao@uic.edu and we will match you with the right advisor for you!