Peer Advisers

Our Study Abroad Peer Advisers are current TU students who have already studied abroad and now work in the TU Study Abroad Office. They are eager to share stories about their time abroad and can provide first-hand advice and guidance before, during, and after your study abroad experience.


Ask a Peer Adviser

Study Abroad Peer Advisers can help you research programs, look up classes, and give you general tips about studying and living overseas. Send them an email at to ask a specific question or to make an appointment to meet with one of them. You don’t have to be interested in the country where the Peer Adviser studied in order to talk with them.

NOTE: Students who meet with a Peer Adviser are still required to attend a Study Abroad group advising meeting and meet with a Study Abroad Adviser.

Emily Waldron
American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
Barcelona, Spain
Fall 2015
Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)
Rome, Italy & Berlin, Germany
Spring 2017

I’m a senior Communication major with a business administration minor. I have been fortunate enough to study abroad twice during my time at Towson, each were semester long programs, both completely different but absolutely amazing! Immersing yourself in other cultures is an experience like no other, it allowed me to learn a lot about the people and places that I lived in, and also helped me grow as an individual. I highly recommend studying abroad to everyone that is able to because the opportunity to explore the world and gain a new perspective is something you will treasure for the rest of your life!

Claire Joseph
TU in Scotland
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Spring 2017
TU Communication and Global Competence 
Barcelona, Spain
Summer 2016

I am a senior studying a Mass Communication dual track in Public Relations and Advertising with a minor in Marketing. During my time at Towson University I was fortunate to study abroad twice visiting Barcelona on a summer Faculty Led program and Scotland for a spring semester TU Program. Each opportunity allowed me to immerse myself in a new culture, become a more confident and independent person and overall find a new passion for travel and love for foreign cultures. I strongly urge anyone I speak with to study abroad to witness this truly impactful cultural immersion.

Amanda Jean Thomas
TU Corporate Communication in the UK
London, United Kingdom
Minimester 2017

I am a senior Communication Studies major with a minor in Deaf Studies. Studying abroad was something I hadn’t realized I wanted to do until I started to hear more about past study abroad alumni’s experiences. I ended up loving my time abroad. Going on a faculty-led program provided a unique experience with a TU faculty member as well as my fellow Towson students. Only the twenty-one of us will ever share those experiences together. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience. I know that now I want to incorporate any form of travel into my future career.  

Loretta Grant
TU Health Professions in the Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Summer 2016

My name is Loretta and I am a senior at Towson. I study nursing and Spanish and I have always loved languages and travel. Studying abroad was an amazing experience for me. Although I wish it were longer, I spent 2.5 weeks immersed in la cultura dominicana. It is an experience I will never forget. My goal is to help others see that studying abroad is possible! Don't let the prices, sports schedules or other things be the reason you decide not to go. Travel is so important because it widens your perspective and allows you to be part of a bigger world. That is what my trip did for me. I will work hard to help students take advantage of this great opportunity.