Study Abroad Peer Advisers

Study Abroad Peer Advisers are trained to advise students on a range of international opportunities, as well as to help them navigate the study abroad process. Stop in during PIC Hours or contact a Study Abroad Peer Adviser via email at studyabroad@gvsu.eduWalk-ins welcome - no appointment necessary! 

Study Abroad Advising Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hours extended to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays during the Fall/Winter semester.

Below is the current Study Abroad Peer Adviser staff. 

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Also it is recommended that interested students attend a Study Abroad First Step Meeting which are weekly informational sessions that go over all the basics of study abroad including how to pick a program, funding, academics and more.

First Step Meetings are offered during the fall and winter semesters, check here for hours.



Aly Weaver

(Pictured Left)

Studies:
Secondary Education, Spanish, Psychology

Hometown: 
Portage, Michigan

Foreign Languages spoken: 
Spanish

Studied abroad in:
Chillan, Chile 

Has traveled to: 
Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Peru

Aly


Aya Hasan

Studies:
Biomedical Science (Pre-med)

Hometown:
Amman, Jordan

Foreign languages spoken:
Arabic 


Studied abroad in:
USA

Has traveled to:
Kuwait, Turkey, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Egypt

Aya


Hypatia Swanson

Studies:
Legal Studies (Pre-Law)

Hometown:
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Foreign languages spoken:
Creole

Has traveled to:
England, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Canada, Barbados, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Hypatia Swanson


Magingo Mpungwe

Studies: 
International Business, Finance, French

Hometown:
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania & Grand Rapids, Michigan

Foreign languages spoken:
Swahili and French

Studied abroad in:
Angers, France

Has traveled to:
Tanzania, France, Namibia, Uganda, U.A.E., Canada, Scotland, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, 

Magingo


Marlaina Cole

Studies:
International Relation, Human Rights

Hometown:
East Grand Rapids, Michigan

Foreign languages spoken:
Japanese

Studied abroad in:
Ireland, Japan

Has traveled to:
Belgium, Ireland, Iceland, Italy

Marlaina


Priscila Ontiveros-Chucatiny

Studies:
Computer Science and Applied Math

Hometown:
La Paz, Bolivia

Foreign Language spoken:

Spanish

Studied abroad in: 
USA

Has traveled to:
Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Qatar, UAE, Germany, Indonesia, Bolivia

Priscila


Romel Jean Pierre

Studies:
International Relations , Integrative Studies 

Hometown:
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Foreign languages spoken:
Haitian Kreyol, French, and some Spanish and German

Studied abroad in:
USA

Has traveled to:
Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Dominican Republic, Dubai, UK, India, Spain, Sweden, 

Romel