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!
Brittany LaCross is currently a senior majoring in Theater and a minor in Graphic Design with the passion to move towards film-making. In previous summers, she has worked with Study Abroad Inbound, focusing more on international students and their stay in the United States. Brittany plans on going abroad this year to further her knowledge of her craft and encourages other students to do the same.
Pedro Baccarin is a student from Brazil currently attending his senior year majoring in International Business. He also studied abroad for a full year in Shanghai, China during academic year 2017-2018. Pedro advocates for hands on multi-cultural experiences and strives to not only promote diversity but to also live that path. He joined the Study Abroad Office in December 2018 and is looking forward to work with prospective students who want to learn more about studying abroad while attending college.
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.