If at any point in time during the study abroad planning process, you have a question or need some guidance, you are encouraged to contact the Study Abroad Office. Staff advisors and peer advisors are available to assist you throughout the study abroad experience.
Advisors can help you to understand...
...or to address any other questions and concerns that arise.
Advisors can also provide you with the contact information of students who have been on the same (or a similar) program. Our study abroad alumni are excited to talk about their experiences abroad and to give you tips and pointers to help you prepare for your study abroad experience!
Megan Schmidt is currently a sophomore studying nursing in hopes of using the degree to travel abroad. She studied abroad in Accra, Ghana during the summer of 2016 through USAC. She is passionate about non-traditional study abroad locations and hopes to go abroad again this summer. Studying abroad has changed her career path, personality, and life for the better and she encourages every student to take the opportunity to go abroad.
Aileen Ash joined SVSU in January 2016 as the Study Abroad Coordinator. Before accepting this position, she graduated from Bowling Green State University earning a Master of Cross-Cultural and International Education. Her international experiences include studying abroad for a semester in New Zealand while working on her undergraduate degree at the University of Rhode Island where she majored in Wildlife Conservation Biology and minored in International Development. She has also participated in a Spanish immersion program in Bocas del Toro, Panama and completed an internship in Cusco, Peru where she taught English in an after-school program. Through these opportunities, Aileen has been able to experience and understand the long-lasting benefits of studying abroad, which has driven her to seek a career where she can encourage American college students to enhance their education through international experiences.