Make an Advising Appointment

Make an Advising Appointment

Students interested in education abroad 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.

  • Appointments are currently available in either in-person or virtual formats, as noted in individual advisor's hours below.
    • If you have a virtual session, your advisor will send you the Zoom link and password when confirming your appointment.
    • In-person appointments will take place in the advisor's office in Minor Hall. Please come to the 2nd floor of Minor Hall and sign in at the front desk when you arrive at the ISO. Plan to arrive a couple minutes early. If you sign up for an in-person appointment but would prefer to meet virtually, indicate this when requesting the appointment.
  • All students are strongly encouraged to complete the Education Abroad Workshop as preparation for your advising appointment. 
  • 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 are not available during the hours of the advisor with whom you would like to meet, email the advisor directly to set up a separate date and time to talk.
  • Prefer to just drop in? Education Abroad Advisors are also holding walk-in advising hours at the Total Advising Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-4pm in Clemons 230.


Annia Dowell-Wiltshire

  • Europe (EXCEPT Spain & Portugal, and France, Belgium & Switzerland)
  • Appointments: Mondays 11am-12pm and 3-4pm (Zoom), Tuesdays 10-11am and 3-4pm (Zoom), Wednesdays 10-11am (In-person), Thursdays 11am-12pm and 2-3pm (In-person), Fridays 10-11am (In-person)
  • Request an appointment

Emily Graber

  • UK & Ireland
  • Appointments: Mondays 10am-12pm (In-person or Zoom), Tuesdays 10am-12pm (In-person or Zoom), Wednesdays 2-4pm (In-person or Zoom), Thursdays 2-4pm (Zoom)
  • Request an appointment

Leah Hicks

  • East Asia, France, Belgium & Switzerland, Canada
  • Appointments: for summer 2022 all appointments via Zoom. Tuesdays from 10-11:30am and Wednesdays from 3-4:30pm.
  • Request an appointment

Evan Owen

  • Russia & Central Asia, UVA Commerce: Sustainable Practices in Denmark
  • Appointments: Mondays 11am-12pm (Zoom), Tuesdays 2pm-4pm (In-person), Thursdays 11am-12pm (Zoom)
  • Request an appointment

Hayley Spear

  • Oceania, South Asia, Multi-Country & At Sea
  • Appointments: Mondays 10-11am and 3-4pm (In-person), Tuesdays 10am-12pm (In-person), Wednesdays 2-4pm (In-person), Thursdays 10-11am and 2-3pm (Zoom)
  • Request an appointment

Margaret Walter

  • Africa & the Middle East, London First, School of Architecture Programs
  • Appointments: All via Zoom: Mondays 2-4pm, Wednesdays 10am-12pm, Thursdays 2-4pm
  • Request an appointment

Liz Wellbeloved

  • UVA in Valencia, Spain & Portugal, Latin America & the Caribbean
  • Appointments: Mondays 2-4pm (Zoom), Tuesdays 10am-12pm (Zoom), Wednesdays 3-4:40pm (In-person or Zoom), Thursdays 1-3pm (In-person or Zoom), Fridays 10am-12pm (In-person or Zoom)
  • Request an appointment