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 available in either in-person or virtual formats. 
    • During the year, refer to the advisor's information below to see which format is available on which days. If you sign up for an in-person time but would prefer to meet virtually, indicate this when requesting the appointment.
    • During the summer, appointments are virtual unless you request, and the advisor confirms, in-person.
    • If you have a virtual session, your advisor will send you the Zoom link when confirming your appointment.
    • In-person appointments will take place in the advisor's office in Minor Hall. Please come to the ISO, on the 2nd floor of Minor Hall, and sign in at the front desk. Plan to arrive a couple minutes early.
  • 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.

Advisors

Annia Dowell-Wiltshire

  • EUROPE (including Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and any other European countries/regions not covered by an advisor below)
  • Appointments: Wednesday 10am-11am (Zoom), Thursday 10am-11am (Zoom), or by appointment
  • Request an appointment

Boris Escalona

  • ASIA (except Central Asia), OCEANIA (except Nursing Exchanges), AT SEA PROGRAMS
  • Appointments: Monday & Wednesday: 11am-12pm and 1-2pm (In person or Zoom); Tuesday & Thursday: 11am-12pm and 1-2pm (Zoom)
  • Request an appointment

Emily Graber

  • UNITED KINGDOM (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), IRELAND, CANADA
  • Appointments: Wednesday 11am-12pm (Zoom), Thursday 11am-12pm (Zoom), or by appointment
  • Request an appointment

Yohanis Kassa

  • AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST, FRANCOPHONE (France, Belgium & Switzerland) & EASTERN EUROPE, CENTRAL ASIA, MULTI-COUNTRY PROGRAMS
  • Appointments: Mondays 1-3pm (In person or Zoom), Tuesdays 11am-1pm (In person or Zoom), Wednesdays 10am-12pm (In person or Zoom), Thursdays 1-2pm (Zoom)
  • Request an appointment

Evan Owen

  • SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Appointments: Mondays 11am-12pm (In-person or Zoom), Wednesdays 2-4 pm (In-person or Zoom), Thursdays 11am-12pm (Zoom)
  • Request an appointment

Margaret Walter

  • UVA LONDON FIRST, SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMS
  • Appointments: Thursdays 2-4pm (Zoom)
  • Request an appointment

Liz Wellbeloved

  • SPAIN (including UVA in Valencia) & PORTUGAL, LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN, NURSING EXCHANGES
  • Appointments: Mondays 2-4pm, Tuesdays 10am-12pm, Wednesdays 3-4:20pm, Thursdays 1-3pm, Fridays 11am-1pm (All appointments are Zoom only)
  • Request an appointment