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How often can I travel while abroad? How much spending money should I bring? What are some discount travel airlines? What's the best restaurant in Paris?

These are some great questions to ask our Study Abroad Peer Mentors! Our peer mentors are current SLU students who have studied abroad in the past several semesters. These mentors have studied and traveled to a variety of locations and can provide students with valuable information when it comes to living and studying abroad. Prospective students who are thinking about studying abroad are encouraged to meet the peer mentors at their specific meeting hours to ask any and all questions about living, traveling, or studying abroad! Although there may not be a specific mentor for all of our 40 locations, these mentors can answer general questions about living abroad. You can contact the peer mentors via their SLU email (listed next to their names below)!

 

 

Meet the Peer Mentors:

Addie Buerck at her study abroad site

 

 

Addie Buerck (abuerck@slu.edu) Madrid- "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do then by the things you did do. so throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch your trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ~Mark Twain

 

Amanda Schultz (ascjul35@slu.edu) Geneva- "The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Anna Schneid (aschne302@slu.edu Leiden- "Studying abroad gives you opportunities to get lost in the country, the culture and yourself. There is nothing more rewarding than finding a little one of a kind cafe in a country across the world and then being able to look at those pictures years later and still remember everything about that place. Going abroad is the best decision you will ever make and you'll make memories that will last forever."

 

 

Barb Rajski at her Study Abroad location

 

Barb Rajski (brajski@slu.edu) Rome- "Studying abroad gives you the unique experience of connecting with people from cultures, languages, and backgrounds different from your own. It is a chance for you to broaden your perspectives and see the beauty of life."

 

 

 

Claire Weingarz (weingarz@slu.edu) Ireland- Studying abroad is giving you an opportunity that can never be repeated. So do everything, see everything, and appreciate everything. Don't be afraid to go to the places that others have not gone. Make your experience your own and take it all in.

Photo of Collin Peterson at his study abroad site

Collin Peterson (cpeter49@slu.edu) Madrid- "No other college opportunity offers the level of self-discovery, cultural immersion, and adventure that studying abroad does. College is the perfect time to take a chance that you will not regret and experience a new part of the world."

 

Gianna Caponera (caponerag@slu.edu) Bologna- Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and the experiences I had will shape me for the rest of my life. My time in Europe completely changed the way I see the world and all the amazing cultures within it. I had the chance to immerse myself in a variety of these cultures and experience things I have never imagined. I have met so many people during my time abroad that have opened my eyes to the amazing aspects of various cultures different than my own. Going abroad gave me the chance to have an adventure, challenge myself on a daily basis, and experience the world as much as possible. As Saint Augustine said, "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."

Grace Moran at her study abroad site

 

Grace Moran (gmoran2@slu.edu) Ireland- "Living in Galway for 4.5 months was my greatest adventure. I discovered another side of the world. I loved navigating new cities and interacting with people. This opportunity allowed me to grow as a student and traveler. If you have the opportunity to study abroad; Take it!"

 

Hannah Dillon at her study abroad site   

 

Hannah Dillon (hdillon@slu.edu) Ireland- "Study abroad is an opportunity for your heart, mind and world to grow while experiencing an absolute adventure of lifetime."

 

 

 

 

Helen Farnan (hfarnan@slu.edu) Argentina- "We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." Studying and living abroad grants us avenues to vivaciously engage in the lives and cultures of others. Seize the opportunity to become engulfed in transformative, holistic learning and adventure

 

Maddy Sedlock at her study abroad site

 

 Maddy Sedlock (msedlock@slu.edu) Madrid- "When you study abroad, you jump into the unknown, embrace that unknown, and, in the end, make that unknown your second home. So, don't just do it to say you did; do it to discover the life you'd love to live but didn't even know was an option."

 

Maggie Esser (esser@slu.edu) South Korea- Studying abroad allows you to go to a country you've never gone before but have always wanted visit. The opportunities are endless. You'll make dream-like memories and meet people you'll never forget. Studying and living in a new country make an amazing impact on your life, and everyone should be able to experience it.

 

Maggie Schopp at her study abroad site

 

Maggie Schopp (mschopp2@slu.edu) Australia- "During my study abroad experience, I got to see and do so many things that most people never get the chance to see and do in their entire lives! It gave me the ability to meet so many people and learn more about myself as well as the culture I became a part of."

 

 

 

Margaret O'Brien (mkobrien@slu.edu) Madrid- Studying abroad gives you a once in a life time opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in languages, cultures, histories, and ideas different than your own. At this unique time in your life, going abroad allows your experiences to shape who you are and what you will do in the future. It's truly a remarkable experience full of discovery.

Morgan Malone at her study abroad site

 

 

Morgan Malone (mmalon33@slu.edu) Ireland- "Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I learned so much about not only different cultures but myself as well. I experienced things I never would have been able to if I hadn't pushed myself outside of my comfort zone to live in another country for four months. The memories and experiences are something I will keep with me for the rest of my life and I am already counting down the days until I can go back again!"

 

 

 

 

Summer Worthington (sworthin@slu.edu) Vietnam- "Living and studying in another country is one of the most transformative experiences that you can have. You can have so many unique opportunities that don't happen anywhere else. Living, hanging out, and exploring Saigon with my Vietnamese friends opened my eyes and pushed me outside of my comfort zone and I couldn't be more thankful."