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


     Mentor Hours

     Monday 3:00-4:00

     Friday 12:30-1:30

     University of Groningen

     Semester Exchange, Fall 2013

     Major: Economics

     Minor: Business


Amanda Wagner

     Office Hours: Monday 1:30-2:30

     Friday 2:00-3:00

     Humanities I in Rome, Italy

     Summer 2012

     La Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica,

     Fall 2013

     Semester Study Abroad

        Major: Spanish

Minor: German                                         


Rhonda DiPronio


     Office Hours: Wednesday 1:30-2:30;

     Thursday 11:00-12:00

     Humanities II Tuscany to Vienna

     Summer 2013

     Major: Sociology


Emily Falstewart

Emily2     Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00-2:00

     Thursday 1:00-2:00

     Sogang University, South Korea,

     Semester Exchange

      2012-2013 Academic Year

      Major: Business Minor: Anthropology


Rebecca Miller

Becca      Office Hours: Friday 10:00-12:00

      Rhodes University, South Africa

      Semester Study Abroad

      Fall 2013

      Major: English Minor: French,

      Edgar Fellows


Bethany Hyland

BethanyH2     Office Hours: Monday 10:00-12:00

     Sichuan University, China,

     Summer 2012

     Beijing Normal University,

     China Semester

     Study Abroad, Fall 2012

     Humanities II in El Sauce, Nicaragua,

     Summer 2013

     Universidad de Cádiz, Spain, Semester Exchange,   Fall 2013

    Major: Spanish Minor: Edgar Fellows,   Senior

William Jockers

William2     Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00-11:00

     Friday 1:00-2:00

     Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

     Semester Study Abroad

     Fall 2013

     Major: International Relations

     Minor: Asian Studies


Adela Ricotta

Adela     Office Hours: Thursday 11:00-1:00

     University of Groningen 

     Semester Exchange

     Spring 2013

     Major: Psychology


Simone Grey

Simone     Office Hours: Monday 2:30-3:30

     Wednesday 2:00-3:00

     Humanities II at Oxford University

     Summer 2013

     Major: Political Science


Carmella Dimillo

Carmella2     Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00-11:00

     Thursday 2:00-3:00

     Lorenzo de Medici International Institute,

     Florence, Italy

     Semester Study Abroad

     Fall 2012

     Major: Mathematics Minor: Physics


Tal Yaari

Tal2     Office Hours: Monday 3:30-4:30

     Tuesday 2:30-3:30

     Bath Spa University, England

     Semester Exchange

     Fall 2013

     Major: Communication


Jay Dlouhy

Jay     Office Hours: Monday 12:30-1:30

     Wednesday: 12:30-1:30

     Humanities II at Oxford University

     Summer 2013

     Major: Psychology Minor: Sociology


Bethany Nelson

BethanyN     Office Hours: Thursday 9:00-11:00

     UNC Córdoba, Argentina

     Semester Exchange

     Fall 2013

     Major: Spanish

     Minor: Latin American Studies


John Markell

John     Office Hours: Monday 9:00-10:00

     Friday 9:00-10:00

     SUNY at La Sorbonne, Paris

     Semester Study Abroad

     Spring 2013

     Major: Business


Courtney Owen

Courtney2     Office Hours: Tuesday 3:30-4:30

     Thursday 3:00-4:00

     Humanities II in El Sauce, Nicaragua

     Summer 2013

     Major: Childhood Education


Matthew McClure

Matt     Office Hours: Tuesday 12:00-1:00 

     Friday 3:30-4:30

     Global Service Learning in Borgne, Haiti

     Spring Break 2013

     Major: Comparative Literature

     Minor: English, Edgar Fellows