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.

Kayla Brande
TU Gender, Health, and Social Justice in Ghana, Minimester 2017
TU Global Internships in Australia, Summer 2019
I am a senior Communication Studies major with a minor in Family studies. My program focused on gender, health, and social justice in Ghana. Going abroad allowed me to see a part of the world I would’ve never had the opportunity to visit. I came home with a new perspective from the unique experience I was fortunate enough to be involved in. This upcoming summer I will be going to Sydney, Australia to partake in an event planning internship at a five-star hotel. I’m looking forward to starting my next adventure!

Margaret Geanacopoulos
TU Kansai Gaidai University Exchange in Japan, Academic Year 2017-18
I’m a senior International Studies major here at Towson. For the duration of my junior year, I studied abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata, Japan. Going to Japan had always been a dream of mine, however, I didn’t know living there could become a reality until I came to Towson. Thanks to the exchange program Towson has with Kansai Gaidai, I was able to pay Towson tuition while I was in Japan, making studying abroad much easier financially. My year in Japan was without a doubt the most challenging and rewarding year of my life, and the experiences I had and the people I met there continue to shape who I am today. I encourage anyone interested in studying abroad to take a chance and go for it!

Ali Maxwell
AIFS Study Abroad in London, Fall 2018
I am a junior studying Mass Communications, concentrating in Public Relations and Advertising, as well as minoring in Marketing and Music Industry. I’ve always want to visit London and felt like studying abroad there would be a perfect opportunity for me. Towson does not have a full semester program in London for students, so I traveled abroad through an affiliate company, AIFS, which works with Towson. I created so many memories with students from all over the world, as well as the US, and was able to participate in incredible experiences facilitated by AIFS. I can honestly say studying abroad was the best part of my college experience and hope to go abroad again soon.

Jillian Procope
TU Global Internships in London, Summer 2017
I am a junior studying a Mass Communications track in Public Relations with a minor in Creative Writing. During my time abroad I was fortunate enough to intern with a nonprofit organization in London. This opportunity allowed me to get firsthand work experience while simultaneously supporting my love for travel. I am always willing to talk about my own abroad experience, and I want to help anyone interested find a program that is the perfect fit for them!