Peer Advisors

OIP Peer Advisors mentor Stonehill students considering a study abroad experience. They serve as a resource for information about their host country and for the study abroad experience general.

Cierra MeurantCierra Meurant

paris, france

Office hours: Fridays, 12:30-2:30

Bonjour! I'm a junior Early Childhood Education and English double major. In the Fall of 2015, I studied abroad in Paris, France at the Parisian Center of Critical Studies. I spent my semester learning about the French language and culture, as well as traveling around France and different European countries. Studying abroad was the best decision I ever made, and I truly enjoyed learning more about the world during my time there. I can't speak highly enough about studying abroad, so I'd love to talk to anyone thinking of studying in Paris or Europe in general!

John DunnJohn Dunn

Galway, Ireland

Office hours: Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00pm

I am a senior History major and Irish studies minor. In Spring ‘16 I studied at the National Univ. of Ireland in Galway. I took classes studying the Irish culture and traveled to 14 countries and 26 cities. When I wasn't traveling, I spent my days around Galway strolling by the bay, finding pubs with great local musicians, and becoming as Irish as I could. My semester was the best thing I have done as a Stonehill student, and I can't wait to help guide anyone interested towards making the most of their own life changing experience!


Alyssa VietsAlyssa Viets

Perugia Italy & Granada, Spain

Office hours: Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30pm

I am a senior Foreign Language & International Studies double major and spent my entire junior year studying in Europe. In the Fall of ‘15 I attended la Universidad de Granada, Spain and during the Spring ‘16 semester I attended l’Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Italy. Both programs were full immersion; I lived with a host family in Spain and with international students in Italy. All of my classes were in either Spanish or Italian. It was the best year of my life.  I met many people from all over the world and have millions of unforgettable memories. I would highly recommend everyone to go abroad.


Kathryn LusaKathryn Lusa

London Internship

Office hours: Mondays, 12:15-2:15pm

I am a senior Arts Administration major with a concentration in the Performing Arts. During the Spring ‘16 semester I interned abroad in London, England. I worked with an arts company called Youth Music Theatre UK. I was able to take three classes while interning part-time. It is easily the best decision I have ever made. I highly recommend studying abroad if you want to really immerse yourself in another culture!


Kasie LyonsKasie Lyons

Otago, New Zealand

Office hours: Mondays, 9:30-11:30am

I am a senior Mediated Communication major. During the spring of ‘16, I studied in New Zealand at the Univ. of Otago. I was able to explore both the north and south islands and Fiji too. My classes focused on learning about the native Maori culture. I hiked, sailed, toured a chocolate factory, and I even joined the school’s basketball team! I can’t wait to help you   prepare for your own experience!


Katrina KobusKatrina Kobus

Seoul, South Korea

Office hours: Thursdays, 12:30-2:30pm

I am a senior Neuroscience major. During the Spring ’16 semester, my dream became a reality when I studied abroad in Seoul at Yonsei. I got the chance to travel all over Korea and was able to take a trip to the Philippines. I am always enthusiastic about sharing my abroad stories and tips and hope students will share the same passion as I do for exploring the world. My best advice for students is to seize the multitude of opportunities Stonehill offers and to take a semester break from campus to pursue an international experience. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you throughout this process!


Jessica DudraJessica Dudra

barcelona, Spain

Office hours: Thursdays, 9:25-11:25am

I'm a senior International Business and Foreign Languages (Spanish/French)double major. Last Fall, I studied at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. I traveled to 9 different countries and nearly 20 European cities! If you have any questions about this type of life changing experience, I'd love to help in any way that I can! Studying abroad has been my favorite experience at Stonehill thus far - it's cliche, but it truly caused me to grow leaps and bounds as an individual.


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