Study Abroad Mentor Program

What is a Study Abroad Mentor?

Study Abroad Mentors are Geneseo students who have taken the leap, and studied abroad through a SUNY-sponsored study abroad program.

They have studied abroad for as short as one week to as long as one year!

From Argentina to China and South Korea to South Africa, our mentors have studied all over the world and they are bringing their experience to the campus community.

Study Abroad Mentors are here to inspire and assist students in learning more about studying abroad with Geneseo and through the SUNY system.

 
 

What are Mentor Hours?

Mentor Hours are specific times when our mentors are available for OPEN OFFICE HOURS.

Interested in learning more about studying in Latin America? Find one of our mentors who has studied there and join her/him during their Mentor Hours to discuss your interest.

Just starting out with the study abroad search?  Our mentors are prepared to answer your general inquiries also!

View the Mentor Hour Weekly Schedule.

Why talk to a mentor?

They’re students.  They’ve done it before.  They have been where you are today, and they want to see you succeed!

How do I learn more about the mentors?

Click on the name of a mentor to learn more about them.

Meet our Study ABroad Mentors

Download the Mentor Hour Weekly Schedule

Adel Davletgaraeva

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Office Hours: Monday 3:00-4:00

Friday 12:30-1:30

University of Groningen, Semester Exchange

Fall 2013

Major: Economics Minor: Business

Amanda Wagner

Amanda Wagner Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday

2:00-3:00

Ecuador- Discover the Andean World

Host Institution

Summer 2014

Major: International Relations

Minors: Biology, Environmental Studies

Carmella DiMillo

Carmella2

Office Hours: Tuesday and

Thursday 3:00-4:00

Italy- Lorenzo de’Medici

Semester Study Abroad

Fall 2012

Major: Mathematics

Minor: Physics

 

Connor Green

Connor Green

Office Hours:

Monday and Thursday 12:00-1:00

Nicaragua- Humanities II in El Sauce

Faculty-Led

Summer 2013

Majors: Anthropology and History

Courtney Cataudella

Courtney Cataudella

Office Hours: Wednesday and

Thursday 1:00-2:00

Costa Rica- Universidad Nacional

Semester Study Abroad

Spring 2014

Major: International Relations

Minor: Spanish

Courtney Owen

Courtney2

Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-3:00

Nicaragua- Humanities II in El Sauce

Faculty-Led

Summer 2014

Major: Childhood Education/Special Education and History

Elodie Jacobson

Elodie Jacobson

Office Hours: Monday 12:30-1:30

Italy- Siena Italian Studies

Semester Study Abroad; Host Institution

Fall 2013; Summer 2014

Major: Undecided

Isshu Kikuma

Isshu Kikuma

Office Hours: Monday 12:00-1:00

Wednesday 1:00-2:00

USA- The Washington Center

Host Institution and Internship

Summer 2014

Majors: Economics and Geography

Joelle Orecki

Joelle Orecki

Office Hours: Wednesday and

Friday 2:00-3:00

France- SUNY at La Sorbonne

Semester Study Abroad

Spring 2014

Majors: English Literature and French

Kate Dunn

Kate Dunn

Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00-2:00

Thursday 12:00-1:00

Netherlands- University of Groningen

Semester Exchange

Spring 2014

Major: Personal and Professional Communication

Minors: Environmental Studies, Geography

Nathalie Grogan

Nathalie Grogan

Office Hours: Monday and

Tuesday 1:30-2:30

France- UPV Montpellier III

Semester Exchange

Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

Majors: History and French

Minor: International Relations

Pat Gunty

Pat Gunty

Office Hours: Tuesday 12:00-1:00

Netherlands- University of Groningen

Semester Exchange

Spring 2013

Major: Economics

Minor: Mathematics

Pat McCormick

Pat McCormick

Office Hours: Monday 1:30-2:30

Friday 1:00-2:00

Nicaragua- Humanities II in El Sauce and Service Learning in El Sauce

Faculty-Led; Partner Organization

Summer 2013; Summer 2013

Major: Political Science

Minor: Pre-Med

Ramsha Ansari

Ramsha Ansari

Office Hours: Thursday 3:00-4:00

Friday 12:00-1:00

Netherlands- University of Groningen

Semester Exchange

Spring 2014

Major: Psychology

Raymond Rizzo

Raymond Rizzo

Office Hours: Monday and

Wednesday 3:00-4:00

Spain- University of Barcelona;

Uganda- Development Fieldwork in Uganda

Semester Study Abroad; Partner Organization

Fall 2013; Summer 2014

Major: Economics

Minor: International Relations

Rebecca Miller

Becca

Office Hours: Tuesday 12:00-1:00

South Africa- Rhodes University

Semester Study Abroad

Fall 2013

Major: English Literature

Minor: Africana Studies, French, Edgar Fellow

 

Simone Grey

Simone

Office Hours: Monday 2:30-3:30

Wednesday 3:00-4:00

England- Humanities II in Oxford

Faculty-Led

Summer 2013

Major: Political Science

Tal Yaari

Tal2

Office Hours: Wednesday 12:00-1:00

Friday 3:00-4:00

Italy- Siena Italian Studies;

England- Bath Spa University

Semester Study Abroad; Semester Exchange

Fall 2012; Fall 2013

Major: Personal and Professional Communication

Tamara Kurek

Tamara 2

Office Hours: Friday 12:00-1:00

and 3:00-4:00

Haiti- Service Learning in Borgne;

Nicaragua-Service Learning in El Sauce

Faculty Led; Partner Organization

Spring 2014; Summer 2014

Major: Biology

Minor: Edgar Fellow

 

William Jockers

William2

Office Hours: Wednesday 2:00-3:00

Friday 2:00-3:00

China- Jiao Tong University (Shanghai)

Semester Study Abroad

Fall 2013

Major: International Relations

Minors: Asian Studies, Women’s Studies