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How to be a Peer Advisor

Meet our Peer Advisors

What is a Study Abroad Peer Advisor?

Peer advisors (PAs) are Bentley students who have participated in Bentley Study Abroad programs and are knowledgeable and passionate about the educational and personal benefits of international education.

What do Study Abroad PA’s do?

The PA’s are trained volunteers who represent the Office of International Education, acting as student liaisons to educate the Bentley University community about international opportunities. Events they help at throughout the academic year are classroom visits, information sessions, program meetings, and Pre-Departure Orientation. The time commitment for each semester is at least two events per semester, not including initial PA training and any training for specific events. For students considering education abroad, or students preparing to depart, a PA is an extremely valuable resource!

There’s a PA training?

Yes! PA’s are required to attend one training session once they are selected to PA, generally the week after interviews. The training provides tools for public speaking, general Bentley study abroad information, and important content for the presentations.

What will I gain by becoming a Peer Advisor?

PAs continue to maximize their education abroad experience by sharing it with others. PAs gain experience and develop skills in creating marketing strategies, program planning and execution, leadership, public speaking, and more!

How can I apply?

To apply, please send a completed application to ga_studyabroadpa@bentley.edu. Applications are due by January 8, 2016 for Fall 2015 Study Abroad Returnees. Interviews will also be required and will be held in groups. Please include on the application which time and date (listed below) you will be able to attend, as well as a picture suitable for our website. 

PDF icon Peer Advisor Application 2016.pdf

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:00 am
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Friday, January 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm