Education Abroad, U.Va.

Education Abroad

A Division of the International Studies Office

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Once you have completed the Education Abroad Workshop, you are encouraged to meet with an Education Abroad Advisor. Advisors are specialists in the field of international education with regional expertise. They can help you evaluate program options in order to meet your goals, answer specific questions, and guide you throughout the process of applying and preparing to study abroad.

When requesting an appointment:

  • please specify your class year, major, academic goals for your international experience, program(s) and term you are interested in, and a list of specific questions you would like to discuss.
  • if you have trouble using the appointment scheduler, close and reopen your browser (in a new session; do not restore the previous one), or use a different browser. Step-by-step instructions are in the workshop. If, after trying all of the above, you are still unable to book an appointment, contact the advisor you want to see.

Student interns are also available to provide peer advising for students who have general questions or want to speak to a fellow student about education abroad. The peer advising schedule can be found on the Interns page. No appointment is required for peer advising.


EDUCATION ABROAD ADVISORS

Ryan Hathaway
• East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea; South Asia: India, Bhutan; South East Asia: Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc.; Central Asia
• Appointments: Mondays 2 - 4 pm, Tuesdays 10 am -12 pm, Wednesdays 2 - 4 pm, Thursdays 10 am - 12 pm
Request an Appointment

Kathleen McLaren-Hawking
• UK, Ireland, Semester at Sea, Germany, Austria, and Eastern Europe
• Appointments: Mondays 2 – 4 pm, Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Wednesdays 1 – 3 pm, Thursdays 10 am – 12 pm
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Martha Sadler
• Francophone Europe (France, Belgium, Switzerland), Canada, Central and South America, Mexico, Caribbean, Multi-Country (except Semester at Sea)
• Appointments: Mondays 2 – 4 pm, Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Wednesdays 1 – 3 pm, Thursdays 2 – 4 pm
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Margaret Walter
• Africa, the Middle East, Oceania (Australia, New Zealand), Russia, Scandinavia, and the Netherlands
• Appointments: Mondays 10 am – 12 pm, Tuesdays 1 – 3 pm, Wednesdays 1 – 3 pm, Thursdays 1 – 3 pm
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Liz Wellbeloved
• UVA in Valencia; Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece
• Appointments: Mondays 10 am – 12 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm, Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm, Wednesdays 1 – 3 pm, Thursdays 1 - 4 pm.
Request an Appointment

You should also meet with your Academic Advisor and your Director of Undergraduate Programs (DUP) or Department Chair (for students in the Schools) to discuss course options and their application toward your degree requirements.