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 peeradvisor AT_TOWSON 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.
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 Communications 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.