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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 Peer Advisors 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. Some 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!

When is Peer Advisor training?

PA’s are required to attend one group training each semester. Training is held during activity period at the start of the semester. The training provides tools for understanding general Bentley study abroad information, improving public speaking, intercultural learning and how to apply your abroad experience to your personal, academic and professional life.

What will I gain by becoming a Peer Advisor?

PAs continue to maximize their study 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 other skills for professional development.  

How can I apply?

Applications are due by August 15th for fall study abroad returnees. Interviews will also be required and will be held in groups.  If selected for the program, you will be expected to attend a mandatory training during activity period on September 10th. Please consider this before applying. 

To apply please send the following items to ga_studyabroadpa@bentley.edu:
1. Peer Advisor Application
2. Preferred group interview date and time from the list below 
3. Picture of yourself suitable for our website. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 2:00-3pm
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 2:00-3pm
Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 2:00-3pm

Friday, September 6, 2019 from 10:00-11am OR 2:00-3pm

Incomplete applications will not be considered.