GEO Advising

Just getting started?

  • Explore the Student Guide to help you prepare for a successful study abroad experience
  • Share your interests so we can connect you with the right GEO team member (for UO and non-UO students)
  • Connect with a program coordinator during office hours (5-15 minute conversations), great for quick questions 

Advising for Students New to Study Abroad Email GEO

Have a program in mind?

  • Connect with the advisor for programs you're interested in by finding them on the program's page.
  • Click on advisors' profile to schedule appointments outside of drop-in hours and for contact information.

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Spring Term Drop-In Advising



Sarah Pearson** 
2:00-3:30 p.m.  (4/15 office hours will end at 2:45 pm)

Luis Ruiz***
2:30-3:30 p.m.


Elizabeth Abbasi*
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Bernice Krakani*
1:30-2:30 p.m.

Kim Eitner**
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Patrick McMurdo*
No office hours 4/30 & 5/7
3:00-4:00 p.m.


Jericho Westendorf*
1:30 -3:00 p.m.

Ben Callaway
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Sarah Pearson**
3:00-4:00 p.m. 


Jericho Westendorf**
10:00 -11:30 a.m.

Quinne Hauth**
10:30-12:00 p.m.

Bernice Krakani*
1:30-2:30 p.m.

Luis Ruiz*** 
2:00-4:00 p.m.


Kim Eitner*
10:00-11:00 a.m.

Quinne Hauth*
1:00-2:30 p.m.

Ben Callaway**
2:00-3:00 p.m.

To contact Alyssa Červenka and Courtney Brost visit their individual advisor profiles.

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Pre-Advising Questions to Ask Yourself 

As you start thinking about studying abroad (your goals, the type of experience you want to have, the programs you might be interested in, the planning process), you may want to consider asking yourself the following questions:

  • What do you want to come away with from this experience? What are your top priorities when it comes to studying abroad? Is it satisfying specific major/graduation requirements? Is it the practical or cultural experience? Perhaps personal growth? Connections to faculty members? Maybe all of the above?
  • How comfortable do you feel traveling and/or living abroad? Are you looking for a program/experience that will be more structured with on-site support? Or are you looking for a more independent experience?
  • Do you have dependents or other special needs that will need accommodation while abroad?
  • How long do you want to be away?
  • Do you want to live in a residence hall? With a host family? In an apartment?
  • How important is cost to you? Do you have a personal budget or cost-range in mind?
  • What scholarships and financial resources do you currently have to attend university? What others are you able/willing to apply for to fund this experience?
  • When is the best time for you to go? Have you talked with your major advisor about graduation requirements and perhaps figured out when a study abroad program would fit in nicely with your graduation schedule?