Study Abroad Interns

Study Abroad Interns are Geneseo students who have previously studied abroad. These students hold drop-in peer advising hours and offer their time to assist current Geneseo students in selecting the right program, working through the application process, and learning specifics about their respective programs. 

Make a peer advising appointment through EAB Navigate. Instructions can be found here.


Intern Profile: Jocelyn Haines

Fall 2023 Intern Hours


Major: Business Administration

Minor: Conflict Studies & Economics

Year: Junior

Hometown: Marietta, NY (near Syracuse)


Office Hours -

Monday: 11:45 - 3:00pm

Tuesday: 9:15 - 12:00pm

Friday: 12:45 - 3:30pm

Study Abroad Program: FSD Uganda Internship Program & ABROADER Vietnam Internship Program

Campus Engagement:

In addition my work in the Study Abroad Office, I am on the e-board of the Chinese Culture Club (CCCG) and the multicultural dance group OriGinal Xpressions (OGX). Furthermore, I am involved with the GOLD Program, Food Security Advocates (FSA), club badminton, and the Business Excellence Program (BEP). Finally, I am on the President's Sustainability Commission and am a member of three honor societies. 

Why are you excited to be an intern?

Having studied abroad myself twice and getting to experience the incredible doors it can open, I am excited to have this opportunity to help guide students as they navigate their experiences abroad and readjust to being back. 

Fun Facts:

I used to be a competitive Team USA ice dancer and am an only-child. 

Why did I decide to study abroad?

I had always wanted to travel abroad and fully experience a culture different from my own, so when the opportunity to intern with the FSD Uganda Fieldwork program and ABROADER NGO Business Development Internship through Kaya Responsible Travel, I knew that I had to go. There are so many aspects of culture that you cannot pick up just by reading about them, so getting out there and experiencing this cultural immersion first-hand was really important to me. 

What’s next on your travel bucket list?

After graduation, I plan to pursue professional experience abroad and graduate school. In the meantime, I would love to explore more of the African and Asian continents.  

Intern Profile: Jocelyn Bunster

Major: Math Adolescence Education


Minor: Edgar Fellow 

Year: Junior

Hometown: Massapequa Park (Long Island)


Study Abroad Programs: Siena Italian Studies- Intercultural Study Abroad

Campus Engagement:

Additionally to working in the Study Abroad Office, I am the Elementary and Adolescent Education Association (ESEA) treasurer. I am also involved in the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), Young Children’s Council (YCC), and the Outdoors Club. Furthermore, I have been a part of the Supplemental Instructor Program and am an Edgar Fellow. 

Why are you excited to be an intern?

After studying abroad and being able to experience the benefits of having an immersive intercultural experience, I knew I wanted to get more involved with the Study Abroad Office on campus. I am excited to help students find exciting opportunities they wish to pursue and be able to share my experiences with others and encourage them to study abroad. 

Fun Facts:

  • I have a Golden Retriever named George. 
  • While studying abroad I was able to meet family for the first time.

Why did you decided to study abroad? 

My desire to study abroad has stemmed from wanderlust, culture, and acquisition of language. I have always loved traveling and want to see as much of the world as possible, so being able to combine my academic career with travel was a must. Traveling to Italy was a priority as that is where my mom’s family is from and where many of my family traditions come from. I wanted to be able to immerse myself in Italian culture and learn more about my heritage, which I was able to do. Lastly, I wanted to improve my Italian. I had taken it in high school; however, I was not very proficient in it. My goal was to continue my studies and to be able to better communicate with my family in Italy. 

What's next on your travel bucket list?

After volunteering abroad in English classrooms, I would love to teach abroad after graduation. Until then, I would love to return to Siena to see the Palio and hope to travel to Iceland.