Remote Advising

Just getting started?

  • 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 Zoom office hours (UO and non-UO students, schedule below)
  • Explore the Student Guide to help you prepare for a successful study abroad experience.
  • Email us at with additional questions.

Contact an Advisor

Know who you want to speak with?

Visit one of our program coordinators during their individual office hours (available for UO and non-UO students):

Elizabeth Abbasi (interest areas: Spain and Latin America): 

Kerby Boschee (Interest areas: Italy, Germany, and Oceania): 

Ben Callaway (Lead Advisor; interest areas: UK and Europe):

Alyssa Červenka (interest areas: Europe and Global Works Internships):

Quinne Hauth (interest areas: UK, France, and Francophone world):

Grace Honeywell (interest areas: Latin America and SE Asia):

Jenn Kuan (interest areas: Exchanges programs and Oceania):

Patrick McMurdo (interest areas: Africa, Spain, Latin America, and Oceania):

Yifang Zhang (interest areas: Global Works Internships; Asia):

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 dorm? 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?

Coronavirus Information

For UO students located in the United States, the university will not sponsor study abroad programs in fall 2020. Future programs remain under continuous review. As alternatives, the university is offering the following programs for students to maintain a global education while travel is limited:

Virtual International Internships for credit
#NoPassportNeeded Elements for integrated, non-credited global education options