Office Hours with Honors Study Abroad Ambassadors

Every Thursday, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the Honors Lounge

Are you ready to take on the adventure of a lifetime? Come to the Honors College Library any Thursday from 2-3:30 pm to learn more about studying abroad from Honors students and Study Abroad Ambassadors, Taylor Gibbs and Julia Klass. On Thursdays from 2-3:30pm, Gibbs and Klass will talk about the different study abroad programs available and answer any questions you might have about the process or experience. 

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Taylor Gibbs is a junior in the honors college who studies political science and religion. She studied abroad during the fall semester of 2018 at the University of Central Lancashire in England. Aside from traveling to different parts of England, she also played at the UK quidditch regional tournament while abroad.  

Julia Klass is a junior in the honors college and is studying Biology and Anthropology. She went abroad the spring semester of her sophomore year to the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom. While there she explored the city of Lincoln as well as many parts of England and Europe. During that summer Julia went to Greece for an archeology program. She is very passionate about traveling and experiential education. 

Study Abroad Ambassadors are students, like Taylor Gibbs and Julia Klass, who have already studied abroad, and upon their return represent the Office of International Education and Development (OIED) in encouraging other students to study abroad. Study Abroad Ambassadors assist OIED staff during informational study abroad sessions, have walk-in appointments with students who are interested in studying abroad, and participate in the pre-departure orientation for students who are going abroad. 

During these Office Hours as Honors Study Abroad Ambassadors, Gibbs and Klass will discuss how to start the process of going abroad, how to research the possible study abroad programs available (like faculty-led trips and exchange programs), and help other Honors students begin to think about where they would like to go. Gibbs and Klass share about their own experiences with going abroad, and answer questions from other students. Sessions will will mainly be Q&A, but may also include mini-presentations on what studying abroad is from their Honors student perspectives.