Students who have just returned from abroad have different opportunities toshare their experiences abroad with other students who are thinking about studying abroad. This is an excellent outlet for you to express your thoughts and feelings about your own exchange, to share your stories, and to pass along the knowledge you have learned. Remember you are the expert now, and interested students value the tips and hints that you can pass along to them.
Past Participant Contact List
One of the best ways for you to share your advice is to volunteer your name and contact information for our "Past Participant Contacts" list. Your name, program and country of study, and e-mail address will be placed on our website so that interested students can ask you questions about what it is like, where you were able to travel, what you recommend bringing or not bringing, how the classes were, what the housing was like, and more. Most past participants report that there is little time commitment involved and that getting the e-mails from interested students, and then passing along their great advice, makes them feel great. If you are interested in this option, simply send an e-mail
to the UI Study Abroad Office and indicate the following:
2. Program and country of study (for example, USAC-Spain)
3. Term you studied abroad
4. Email address
If you ever decide you do not want to be listed in the Past Participant section anymore, simply contact the UI Study Abroad Office and ask them to remove your name.
Intern with the Study Abroad Office
Each year the Study Abroad Office hires various interns to provide, Study Abroad First-Time Information Sessions, peer-advise students thinking about studying abroad, promote study abroad at campus events, and work on other projects to get the word out about studying abroad. Some of the internships are paid and some are not. Some students have been able to arrange credit for the internship. If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
prior to the fall semester beginning.