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Most Memorable Experience

I travelled in four different countries, climbed Machu Picchu and Glacier Perito Moreno, took classes in a different language, made new friends and found my way around the chaotic city of Buenos Aires. However, some of the best days abroad involved getting on and off the right bus or providing an Argentine with accurate directions. The sense of accomplishment from those little things made the whole experience that much better.

Julie-Ann Spatz

Legal Studies, Criminal Justice Certificate
IAP Buenos Aires, Argentina



IAP Study Abroad Advising

The Study Abroad Resource Center (3rd Floor Red Gym) is staffed by Peer Advisors who can answer your general questions about IAP study abroad programs. Our Peer Advisors are all returned study abroad participants, and eager to share their experiences with you. Wondering how to get started? Visit the Study Abroad Resource Center for drop-in advising! Peer Advisors are available for quick questions as well as individual or small group advising sessions.

Peer Advisors can help you with:

Contact the Study Abroad Resource Center:
Drop-In Advising: 8:00-4:30PM, Monday to Friday, 3rd Floor Red Gym
Email: peeradvisor@studyabroad.wisc.edu
Phone: (608) 265-6329

Peer Advisors may refer you to our professional advising staff. You can make appointments with our professional advisors online. IAP has two different types of advisors: Enrollment Specialist Advisors (ESAs) and Study Abroad Advisors (SAAs). If you have questions on who to schedule with, review portfolios by clicking on Program Responsibilities for Enrollment Specialist Advisors and Study Abroad Advisors, or email the Peer Advisors for the correct person.

Enrollment Specialist Advisors (ESAs)

Meet with Kristin Calkins
Meet with Sara Lieburn
Meet with Joanna Poinsatte
Meet with Katie Robinson

Study Abroad Advisors (SAAs)

Meet with Jessa Boche
Meet with Kate Hamoonga
Meet with Lindsay Heiser Barger
Meet with Erin Polnaszek Boyd
Meet with Andy Quackenbush

IAP advisors are assigned to a portfolio of study abroad programs, which means they work with all students who are interested in studying abroad on a particular program. Different programs in the same country might be assigned to different advisors. Each IAP program has an ESA, SAA, and Financial Specialist that work together as a team to help you through the study abroad process.

All IAP staff advise by email, and ESAs and SAAs offer in-person appointments as well. We typically do not offer same-day appointments, so be certain to plan ahead as much as possible. At times you may not be sure which advisor to contact with a particular concern -- that's all right! Feel free to contact us and we can direct you to the correct person.

Be sure to read about and research your program(s) of choice in advance, in order to make the most of your appointment time. We expect students to be active participants in the study abroad process, so come prepared with questions. You can learn more about our Advising Philosophy and Advising Mission here. We look forward to working with you!

CALS Study Abroad and International Education
IAP has a partnership with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). Students interested in CALS-specific study abroad programs can also seek drop-in advising from the CALS Peer Advisors at their office in 116 Agricultural Hall. Check their drop-in hours on the CALS Study Abroad and International Education page.