Meet our Peer Advisors

Study Abroad Center Peer Advisors are UCI students who have recently completed a study, work, internship, volunteer, research or teaching programs abroad or are passionate about global learning.  They are excited to share their experiences with you and have been trained to help you identify an international opportunity that fits your goals and needs!

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1) Studying abroad as an art history major
2) Studying abroad entirely with financial aid & scholarships

Zoe Portnoff

UCEAP United Kingdom
University of Warwick

Art History Major

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1) Studying abroad during COVID
2) Going abroad on a semester independent program

Samantha Jewell

Independent Program
College Year Athens

Classics Major

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1) Being a first generation, low-income, transfer
2) How I improved my adaptability

 Sandy Huynh

Experience traveling abroad
Vietnam

Art Major

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1) Studying abroad virtually in a pandemic
2) How to study abroad as a BioSci major

Artin Melkomians

UCEAP Ireland – Online
Summer Physics

Biological Sciences Major

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1) Studying abroad virtually
2) Making professional connections in my program

Madeline Cole

Independent Program
Netherlands – Online

International Studies Major

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1) Studying abroad for the first time in 8th grade
2) Pursuing my degree in another country

Kim Nguyen

Independent Program (8th grade)
France

Biological Sciences Major

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1) Getting involved on campus
2) Being a first generation, low income college student

Lily Neri

Multicultural clubs at UCI
Mentorship programs

Psychological Sciences Major

Schedule a virtual appointment with us to talk to one of our peer advisors about how you can study abroad!

Click here to find out how you can become a Peer Advisor!