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 Mentor 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

Alex McGrath

Alex McGrathMentor Hours:

Tuesday 11:00 - 1:00

South Korea, Sogang University

Semester Exchange

Spring 2015

Major: Mathematics

Minor: Anthropology

Amanda Wagner

Amanda WagnerMentor Hours:

Monday 1:30 - 2:30

Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00

Ecuador, Discover the Andean World

Host Institution

Summer 2014

Major: International Relations

Minors: Biology, Environmental Studies

Allison Maier

Allison MaierMentor Hours:

Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30

Thursday 2:30 - 3:30

Greece, Humanities I in Athens

Faculty-Led

Summer 2015

Major: Biology

Minor: Honors Program

Aoife Forde

Aoife FordeMentor Hours:

Monday 2:30 - 3:30 

Thursday 3:00 - 4:00

Argentina, Urban Environmental Issues in Latin America
Ghana, Global Health Issues

Both Faculty-Led

Intersession 2015; Summer 2015

Major: Biology

Minor: Environmental Studies

Austen Seidel

Austen Seidel

Mentor Hours:

Monday 11:30 - 1:30

Italy, Siena Italian Studies

Semester Study Abroad

Fall 2014

Major: Business Administration

Austin Nojaim

Austin Nojaim

Mentor Hours:

Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30

Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00

France, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier III 

Semester Exchange

Spring 2015

Majors: International Relations, French

Matt McClure

Matt McClureMentor Hours:

Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00

Thursday 12:00 - 1:00

Haiti, Global Service Learning; Intern with HOPE
Vietnam, Vietnam National University
Canada, Université Sainte-Anne 

Faculty-Led and Internship, Semester Study Abroad, Semester Study Abroad

Spring Break 2013 and Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

Majors: Comparative Literature, French

Minor: Honors Program

Isshu Kikuma

Isshu Kikuma

Mentor Hours:

Monday 3:00 - 4:00

Thursday 2:00 - 3:00

USA, The Washington Center

Host Institution and Internship

Summer 2014

Majors: Economics, Geography

Brittany Brown

Brittany Brown

 

Mentor Hours:

Wednesday 11:00 - 1:00

France, Humanities II in Paris

Faculty-Led

Summer 2015

Major: Biology

Chloe DeAngelis

Chloe DeAngelis

Mentor Hours:

Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00

Thursday 12:00 - 1:00

Netherlands, University of Groningen

Semester Exchange

Fall 2014

Major: International Relations

Minor: Sociology

Daria Craciun

Daria Craciun

Available by email: dvc1

Greece, Humanities I in Athens
Netherlands, Comparative Public Policy

Both Faculty-Led

Summer 2015; Summer 2014

Majors: Spanish, Communication

Minor: Sociology

Eric Buchanan

Eric Buchanan

Mentor Hours:

Monday 1:00 - 2:00

Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00

Costa Rica, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

Semester Study Abroad

Fall 2014

Majors: Spanish, Political Science

Minor: Biology

Eve Thomson

Eve Thomson

Mentor Hours:

Monday 12:30 - 1:30

Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00

Spain, University of Barcelona

Year Study Abroad

Fall 2014, Spring 2015

Major: International  Relations

Minor: Spanish

Gabrielle Kinney

Gabrielle Kinney

Mentor Hours:

Tuesday 1:00 - 2:00

Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00

England, Bath Spa University

Semester Exchange

Fall 2014

Major: History, Art History

Janna Babad

Janna Babad

Mentor Hours:

Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00

Thursday 11:00 - 12:00

Netherlands, University of Groningen

Semester Exchange

Spring 2015

Major: Sociology

Minor: International Relations

Matt D'Alberti

Matt D'Alberti

Mentor Hours:

Tuesday 1:00 - 2:00

Thursday 1:00 - 2:00

Belize, Biodiversity
Nicaragua, Comparative Sustainability in Nicaragua

Both Faculty-Led

Intersession 2015; Summer 2015

Major: Biology

Minor: Psychology

Mizuna Inoue

Mizuna Inoue

Mentor Hours:

Monday 11:00 - 12:00

Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00

South Korea, Sogang University

Host Institution

Summer 2015

Major: International Relations

Rachel Bellis

Rachel Bellis

Mentor Hours:

Thursday 1:00 - 3:00

Costa Rica, Universidad Nacional de  Costa Rica
Italy, Humanities I in Rome
Chile, ECELA in Santiago

Semester Study Abroad; Faculty-Led, Host Insitution

Spring 2015; Summer 2014; Intersession 2013

Major: International Relations, Spanish

Minor: Latin American Studies

Stella Oduro

Stella Oduro

Mentor Hours:

Monday 11:00 - 12:00

Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00

South Korea, Sogang University

Semester Exchange

Spring 2015

Major: International Relations

Minor: Asian Studies