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Study Abroad Advising

Virtual Drop-in Peer Advising & 101 Workshops

Drop-in peer advising is available through June 03 for Spring Quarter. Scroll down for our latest drop-in schedule and instructions on how to access a virtual advising room via Zoom! 

Virtual Drop-In Advising Instructions

Virtual drop-in advising will be offered via Zoom for the full 20-21 academic year. Please read through these steps before accessing one of our advising rooms.

  1. You must be logged in to Zoom via your Cal Poly ID. Zoom accounts not affiliated with Cal Poly will not be granted access to an advising room.
  2. Check the schedule below to see which peer advisors are available for each drop-in session.
    • All of our peer advisors are fully trained to advise on all of our study abroad programs. However, you are welcome to read through each Peer Advisor's Bio (see below) and if there is a certain advisor you want to meet with, just click on the "START MEETING" Zoom link during the drop-in hour(s) that they are available for.
    • Note: You can only click on "START MEETING" during the corresponding time on the schedule. Otherwise you will receive a message that the meeting room is closed.
  3. After clicking on the “START MEETING” Zoom link, you will be placed in the waiting room until it is your turn to meet with the advisor. Appointments are approximately 15 minutes long so you may not be let into the advising room for period of time if there are students ahead of you. 
    • If you are not let into a session right away, you can check on the other advisor's session 
  4. If you have detailed questions about a specific program that you feel will go beyond the 15-minute advising session, you may be asked to schedule a follow-up appointment with a study abroad advisor. You can also email studyabroad@calpoly.edu to request a longer appointment.

Spring 2021 Drop-In Schedule (Mar 29 - June 03)

 

11AM - 12PM

3PM - 5PM

MONDAY

AntoniaSTART MEETING
ClaudiaSTART MEETING
John: START MEETING
Kayla: START MEETING

TUESDAY

AntoniaSTART MEETING
ClaudiaSTART MEETING
AntoniaSTART MEETING
CameronSTART MEETING

WEDNESDAY

Claudia: START MEETING
Kayla: START MEETING
Cameron: START MEETING
JohnSTART MEETING

THURSDAY

AntoniaSTART MEETING
ClaudiaSTART MEETING
CameronSTART MEETING
KaylaSTART MEETING

Meet the Study Abroad Peer Advisors  

Antonia Angel

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Major: Architecture
Minor: Sustainable Environments
Email: studyabroad@calpoly.edu
Study Abroad Program: Cal Poly Global Program: Architecture in Japan - Fall 2019
 

Hello! My name is Antonia Angel and I am a 5th year Architecture student. I am an international student from Medellin, Colombia and currently my home base is Bilbao, Spain. Coming to Cal Poly has given me some amazing opportunities, one of them being the chance to study abroad in Japan last year. It was the most exciting process to go through; from choosing where I wanted to go to making it a reality and getting to be in Tokyo for a whole quarter. I am passionate about helping people travel and experience other cultures, I think it makes us better humans as we learn from our diversity. There is so much world to explore!  

Cameron Atwood

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Major: Materials Engineering
Email: studyabroad@calpoly.edu
Study Abroad Program: Cal Poly Exchange with Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden - Academic Year 2019 - 2020

Hej Hej! My name is Cameron Atwood and I’m a 5th year Materials Engineering major with an emphasis in sustainability. Last year, I had the opportunity to study abroad for 9 months through the Cal Poly Exchange with Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Though the end of my European travels were cut short by the lockdowns of Covid-19, the first 9 months were plenty of time to allow me to take advantage of opportunities both on campus and in the local community. Some of these included: becoming a research assistant in the Chalmers Materials Department, being active in a sustainability club, getting involved with the local radio station, exploring the Swedish outdoors, and making lifelong friends from over 8 different countries. Overall, the experience really opened my eyes to new cultures and ideas from around the world, and I hope I can help you achieve the same!

Kayla Davis

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Major: Computer Science
Email: studyabroad@calpoly.edu
Study Abroad Program: Education Abroad Network: Korea University - Fall 2019

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.

Claudia FerrerClaudia_Ferrer

Major: Sociology 
Minor: Anthropology and Geography 
Email: studyabroad@calpoly.edu
Study Abroad Program: USAC San Sebastian, Spain - Fall 2019

Hello, my name is Claudia Ferrer and I am a fourth-year Sociology major. I studied abroad in San Sebastian last fall and dream about going back every day. While in San Sebastian I taught English to local high school students and it was one of the most impactful parts of my study abroad experience. I love connecting with people from all over the world and cannot wait to connect with you to help design your dream study abroad experience! 

 

John Schroebel

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Major: Aerospace Engineering
Minor: French
Email: studyabroad@calpoly.edu
Study Abroad Program: CEA Paris, France: Engineering – Fall 2019

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!