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 academic year, refer to the advisor's information below to see which format is available on which days. During the summer, all appointments are held virtually unless you request, and the advisor confirms, an in-person meeting.
    • 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.


Annia Dowell-Wiltshire

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

Boris Escalona

  • Asia, Oceania, Multi-Country, & At Sea
  • Appointments: Monday & Tuesday: 11:00am-12:00pm (Zoom) and 1:00-02:00pm (Zoom); Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00am-1:00pm (In person or Zoom); Friday: 11:00am-12:00pm, and 1:00-02:00pm (In person or Zoom)
  • Request an appointment

Emily Graber

  • UK, Ireland, & Canada
  • Appointments: Mondays & Thursdays 11am-12pm & 2-4pm, and Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10am-12pm; Monday-Wednesday appointments will be in person (or via Zoom on request), and Thursday appointments will be via Zoom only
  • Request an appointment

Yohanis Kassa

  • Africa & the Middle East, Francophone Europe (France, Belgium & Switzerland)
  • 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 only)
  • Request an appointment

Evan Owen

  • Scholarships
  • Appointments: Please make an appointment with your program advisor while Evan is on leave.
  • Request an appointment

Margaret Walter

  • UVA London First, School of Architecture Programs
  • Appointments: Tuesdays 10-11am, Thursdays 2-4pm (In-Person; indicate in your request if you prefer Zoom)
  • Request an appointment

Liz Wellbeloved

  • UVA in Valencia, Spain & Portugal, Latin America & the Caribbean
  • Appointments: Mondays 2-4pm, Tuesdays 10am-12pm, Wednesdays 3-4:20pm, Thursdays 1-3pm (Zoom only), Fridays 11am-1pm (Zoom only)
  • Request an appointment