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Current Peer Advisors

2018-2019 Peer Advisors


Hilary RockettPhoto of Hilary Rockett

Class Rank: Senior

Major: Anthropology and Religious Studies 

Fall 2018 Advising Session: Affiliate Group Advising on Wednesdays at 3:30pm

Study Abroad Program: ISA in Barcelona, Spain at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Why did you want to become a peer advisor?: I wanted to become a peer advisor to help other students have the amazing abroad experience I did because I believe that studying abroad gave me a better understanding of the world and appreciation for cultures other than my own  and I believe that travel is essential to learning. 

International Experience

Anna Sandgren

Class Rank: Senior                                                                                                                                                                            
Photo of Anna Sandgren

: International Studies Major, Asia Concentration and Political Science 


Fall 2018 Advising Session: Abroad 101 on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm

Study Abroad Program: International Exchange Program - University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China (Fall 2017)

Why did you want to become a peer advisor?: Traveling abroad, whether it be by oneself or with others, can be a nerve wracking and, sometimes even, scary experience. But it doesn't have to be and I think travel should be encouraged, especially to students. I feel that, with my experience abroad, I might be able to help other students prepare for their own travels!

International Experience: I've traveled back and forth from the Netherlands and Sweden to visit family since I was little. I lived in Hangzhou, China from 2008-2010 and Halmstad, Sweden from 2012-2015 for high school. I got my dual citizenship in Sweden while there, since I am part Swedish. I traveled around when I lived abroad, and this past Fall semester (2017) I went back to China for an exchange program through the College of Charleston.

Isabel Findeisen                                          Photo of Isabel

Class Rank:  Senior

Major(s)/Minor(s):  Political Science


Fall 2018 Advising Session: Affiliate Group Advising on Thursdays at 3:30pm

Study Abroad Program: CofC in Cambodia and Vietnam (Summer 2017) & API in Dubrovnik, Croatia (Spring 2018)

International Experience: My family has always put an importance on traveling. Beginning with family trips abroad when I was young, and moving into educational trips to Europe in high school. Studying with the college in Cambodia and Vietnam gave me outlooks on other cultures that I know I would have never otherwise understood. Then traveling to eastern Europe, particularly the former Yugoslavia, was extremely interesting for me as a Political Science major.