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.
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.
TU Communication and Global Competence Faculty-led Program in Barcelona, Spain, Summer
I'm a senior, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Communication Studies.
In my future career, I'm hoping to attend law school and become a practicing attorney.
During the summer of 2018, I participated in the TU Communications and Global Competence
program in Barcelona, Spain. In this experience, I was able to observe the Catalan
culture and acknowledge the cultural differences. I underestimated how valuable this
experience was, as it taught me how to adapt to a new environment and use my communication
skills while having a language barrier. I loved this whole experience, as I learned
valuable skills, made lifelong friendships, and created lasting memories. I encourage
all students to take the chance and study abroad. You never know what you might discover
and it is truly an unforgettable experience!
TU Marketing in the Shadow of the Bordeaux Vineyards Faculty-led Program in France,
I am a senior, business administration major with a concentration in Finance and a
minor in French. My study abroad experience focused on the marketing of wine in the
wine capital of the world, Bordeaux, France. It was an amazing opportunity to revive
my French speaking skill as well as build relationships with people that I most likely
would have never met outside of this experience. I truly enjoyed being able to learn
about something that interests me while exploring another part of the world. I am excited
to encourage others to explore the opportunity to study abroad!
Ask an Intern
Culture and Psychology: Argentina from a Psychological Perspecitve, Minimester 2020
I am a Senior, Psychology major. In the future, I plan to become a Student Affairs
Professional within Higher Education. I am passionate about this field because I want
to be able to create spaces, advocate, encourage, educate and promote social justice
and equity for students within a post-secondary institution! During this Minimester
(Winter-Break), I went and studied abroad in Argentina. I was able to compare psychological,
cultural, and organizational difference between Argentina and the U.S! Studying abroad
was one of the best decisions I have made while here at Towson. My worldview has definitely
expanded and I was able to tackle the concept of Psychology in a different yet new
way. I found incredibly new customs, traditions, food and social atmospheres. I gained
a better understanding and appreciation for Argentina's people, history, psychology
and more. I was also able to simply discover more about myself and others while gaining
an understanding of a different culture. I would do this all over again, and I 100%
recommend for everyone to study abroad at least once!
John Daniel Mabilangan
Baltimore Student Exchange Program at Johns Hopkins
Hello, my name is John Daniel Mabilangan, but most people just call me John. I am
a senior double majoring in International Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies in
the Asian Studies Concentration with a minor in French and Japanese languages. I participated
in the Baltimore Student Exchange Program to Johns Hopkins University where I was
able to experience a new campus environment and challenge myself academically through
their Japanese language courses. Throughout my academic career I have been actively
working with international students to help them adjust to campus life through International
Student Association. In doing so, I have been able to improve my language skills,
broaden my horizons, and build connections with our international students. Whether
it be on campus or studying abroad, language is an essential asset in, any setting,
to build bridges to cultures and possibilities beyond our own.
TU Community Development and Non-Profit Management Faculty-led Program in The Gambia
and Senegal, Minimester 2020
I am a junior, majoring in International Studies with a double minor in Political
Science and Environmental Science. My hopes are to pursue law school following my
time here at Towson University, where I can then specialize in environmental law and
collaborate with nonprofit organizations. My experiences abroad propelled towards
a career working with individuals passionate about their communities and their culture.
In The Gambia, the smallest country on the continent of Africa, I gained hands-on
experience working with non-profit organizations, learned about the depth and beauty
in Gambian tradition and found lifelong friends. I am so thankful to have been given
the change to meet and interact with so many different and wonderful people throughout
my study abroad experience! This journey truly changed my life,and I will never forget
the memories I have made and the love I have for my host family in The Gambia. Being
able to study abroad can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - do not pass it up!