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Study Abroad Advising

Virtual Drop-in Peer Advising & 101 Workshops

Drop-in peer advising and our Study Abroad 101 workshops will resume for Fall 2021 starting the week of October 11! More information on how to access drop-in advising/workshops this fall will be shared on this page in early October. In the meantime, please feel free to email with any questions!

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All students are highly encouraged to begin their study abroad journey with a 101 workshop. These workshops will guide you through critical steps in the study abroad process, such as goal setting, financial and academic planning, program selection, and the application process. You will also have the chance to begin your Study Abroad Advising Module, which is required before you can begin your official study abroad application. Workshops will be offered both in-person and virtually three days per week throughout fall quarter. A reservation is required so please sign-up for a workshop on our Study Abroad 101 Sign-Up webpage. 

Meet our Study Abroad Peer Advisors

Cayla Quinn


Major: Biomedical & Mechanical Engineering, M.S.
Minor: Spanish
Study Abroad Program: Cal Poly in Spain - Summer 2018 & JInternship in Jerusalem - Summer 2019
Fall Qtr. Advising Hours: TBD

Hi! My name is Cayla Quinn (she/her/hers) and I am a graduate student studying Biomedical Engineering. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Cal Poly last spring and have been involved with Honors, Athletics, and Fraternity & Sorority Life on campus. I went to Valladolid, Spain in the summer of 2018 on a Cal Poly Global Program and completed an internship program in Jerusalem, Israel in the summer of 2019. Both of my experiences abroad allowed me to grow and satisfy my travel curiosity while staying on track to graduate on time. I can't wait to help you find your best-fit program and to help you make the most of your abroad experience as a whole!

John Schroebel

Major: Aerospace Engineering
Minor: French
Study Abroad Program: CEA Paris, France: Engineering – Fall 2019
Fall Qtr. Advising Hours: TBD

Hi! My name is John Schroebel, and I’m a 3rd year Honors student majoring in Aerospace Engineering. During fall of my sophomore year, I studied in Paris, France through the CEA Engineering program. During my time abroad, I was able to immerse myself in the local culture, travel to really cool places, and make some amazing new friends, all while staying on track with my major. It was an incredible, life-changing experience, and I now want to help you make the most of your international experience!

Kayla Davis

Major: Computer Science
Study Abroad Program: Education Abroad Network: Korea University - Fall 2019
Fall Qtr. Advising Hours: Mon 2-4pm, Wed 2-4pm, Thu 2-4pm

Hello! My name is Kayla Davis, my pronouns are she/her/hers, and I am a fourth-year Computer Science major. Studying abroad has always been a goal of mine, and last fall I was able to achieve this by studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea. While abroad I was able to make so many new friends and memories, as well as learn more about myself. As a STEM major and low-income student I can understand how studying abroad could be daunting to those worried about finishing their degree on time or personal finances. I am excited to be able to quell your worries and help you find a program that fits your needs and goals.

Siddharth Kartha

Major: Computer Science
Study Abroad Program: International student studying at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Fall Qtr. Advising Hours: TBD

Hi! My name is Siddharth Kartha, and I am a second-year Computer Science major. I am an international student from India and have seen first-hand the value that an international experience adds to your academic and overall development. I love traveling, exploring new places, discovering new experiences, and most importantly meeting new people. I like finding the similarities and differences between cultures across the world and how it reflects in people’s thinking and problem-solving skills. Now, I look forward to helping you discover your memorable international experience. 

Meet our Study Abroad Graduate Intern


Joseph Dominguez 


Major: Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs, M.S.
Study Abroad Program: University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) : Universidad del País Basco, San Sebastián, España - Winter/Spring 2014
Fall Qtr. Advising Hours: TBD

¡Hola! My name is Joseph Dominguez, my pronouns are he, him, his, and I am a first year Master’s Candidate for the Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs program here at Cal Poly. I attended Cal Poly for my undergraduate studies as an Agriculture Science Major and progressed toward achieving my Spanish minor while studying abroad in San Sebastián, Spain. My opportunity to study abroad inspired me to work as an English teacher in Valencia, Spain and serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, South America. All of these special experiences have enriched my life, broadened my understanding of the world, and opened new, exciting doors for my future. I aspire to help you realize any dreams you have regarding international studies, work and life. If you’re curious about what study abroad could look like for you, stop by and let’s chat!