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Update March 2020:

With university staff working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Peer Advisor is not currently available. Please contact one of our study abroad advisors, who are available for advising by email, phone, or Zoom.

Peer Advisor

The Peer Advisor is a University of Richmond student who has been trained to assist you in exploring your options for studying abroad and can speak to you in a peer-to-peer environment. She can help you with questions such as:

  • How do I choose a program?
  • What kinds of things should I consider as I prepare to study abroad?
  • How will my credit transfer?
  • How much will it cost?
  • How do I apply?
  • What is it really like to spend a semester or year abroad?
  • How can I talk to other students who have studied abroad?

The 2019-20 Peer Advisor is Jennifer Shang, a senior from Jakarta, Indonesia, who has studied abroad four times as a Richmond student. During the summer after her freshman year, she participated in the Summer Study Abroad program in La Rochelle, France then went on to study in the London School of Economics for the remainder of the summer. She then spent the first half of her junior year in Sciences Po, Paris, and the second half in the University of Edinburgh, where she took part in the Parliamentary Programme. As the Study Abroad Peer Advisor, she hopes to raise awareness about all forms of study abroad and help students find programs that will allow them to reach both their academic and personal goals.

The Peer Advisor's office hours are available at the bottom of this page.

2019-20 Peer Advisor

Jennifer Shang, Peer Advisor

Peer Advisor Office Hours

Spring 2020: Students may walk in to see the Peer Advisor during these hours without an appointment.

Peer Advisor Hours: