Study Abroad

Contact Us

    • NAME

      Mia Martinez

    • TITLE

      2023–2024 Study Abroad Peer Mentor

    • About me

      Hi! My name is Mia Martinez, and I am a senior at Southwestern University. I am a double major in Psychology and Philosophy and a part of Alpha Xi Delta on campus. I recently studied abroad in Granada, Spain, with a faculty-led program through API during the summer of 2023.

      I am looking forward to helping other students have the opportunity to experience studying abroad.

      Contact Info
      martin28@southwestern.edu
      956.285.4866

    • NAME

      Aria Arifi

    • TITLE

      2024 Study Abroad Peer Mentor

    • About me

      Hey, I’m Aria! I’m a senior majoring in Anthropology and the newest Study Abroad Peer Mentor. I had the incredible opportunity last fall to study and research abroad in Paris, France through an independent program at API — and I’m excited to give back and help facilitate your voyage!

      Contact Info
      arifiz@southwestern.edu

  • Advising for Study Abroad & Study Away

    Students are required to have study abroad advising prior to application. You may meet with a Peer Advisor or Study Abroad Advisor, attend Group Advising or an Information Session, or complete the Virtual Study Abroad 101 session.

    Drop-In Peer Advising

    Fridays, 10:00-12:00 PM, Study Abroad Lobby, Prothro 230 - no appointment needed!

    Study Abroad/Away 101 Sessions

    General advising sessions that are offered throughout the term - no appointment needed! See Events Calendar.  Students who cannot attend the scheduled group information sessions in person may complete Virtual Study Abroad 101.

    One-on-One In-Person Advising

    IMPORTANT: Once you schedule an advising appointment, please login to Via with your Southwestern credentials and complete the short intake questions, at least 24 hours BEFORE your appointment time. If none of the times available work for your schedule send as an email to request an alternative time.

    First Appointment study abroad/away advising:

    • Make an appointment with Mia Martinez, Study Abroad Peer Mentor HERE
    • Make an appointment with Aria Arifi, Study Abroad Peer Mentor HERE
    • Make an appointment with Laura Ramsel, Assistant Director of Study Abroad, HERE 
    • Make an appointment with Mary Claire Angle, Director of Academic Internships, (NYAP and CHIP only), HERE

    Follow-up study abroad advising and international student advising:

    • Make an appointment with Laura Ramsel, Assistant Director of Study Abroad, HERE
    • Make an appointment with Monya Lemery, Director of Study Abroad & ISS HERE
    Virtual One-On-One advising is available during school breaks and summer term.  Once you have booked your appointment send an email to that advisor requesting a virtual appointment.  Throughout the year students may also complete Virtual Study Abroad 101.

    Location on Campus

    • Charles & Elizabeth Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning (PRC) — Rooms 231 & 232

    Mailing Address

    • Southwestern University, Office of Study Abroad & International Student Services, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX 78627

    Mailing Address for Couriers

    • Southwestern University, Office of Study Abroad & International Student ServicesProthro Center - Room 232, 1001 East University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626