office of international programs
The Advising Assistants stand ready to talk with you about general aspects of going abroad. We recommend that you schedule an appointment that fits your schedule. Please note that your appointment is not confirmed until you receive an email confirmation from the appointment system.
The Resource Room is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 10 AM to 5 PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 AM to 4 PM. You can find program evaluations, program information guides, scholarship information, and other materials there.
Meet our advising assistants
Kaitlin is pursuing a Master's in Educational Leadership at Boston College. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in History and French in 2010. In 2009 she had the opportunity to study in Paris and teach English to elementary and high school students. It was this educational experience and the love of languages and cultures discovered in her European travels which would inspire her to become a middle school French teacher in her hometown of Marblehead, MA. In the eight months spent in Europe, Kaitlin had the opportunity to explore France, Holland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Ireland, the U.K., Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, and Spain. She looks forward to sharing her experience and assisting students in making the most of their international journeys.
There is no experience quite like traveling and living in a different country and culture, a lesson Mary first learned in high school when she traveled to Normandy, France to learn about WWII while living with a French host family. This brief journey ignited a passion and curiosity about different cultures that led her to pursue a semester abroad in Vietnam while an undergraduate at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. It is an experience that she credits as one of the best of her life, and one that she is more than happy to talk about! In addition to her semester in Vietnam, Mary participated in The March: Bearing Witness to Hope a journey that took her to Germany and Poland with Holocaust survivors to learn about the events of the Holocaust. At Boston College Mary will be working towards her Master's in History, with an emphasis on WWII and Human Rights and looks forward to working with students as they plan for their semesters abroad.
Julie is pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at Boston College. She graduated from Stonehill College with a degree in Psychology in 2009. While at Stonehill, she spent two weeks traveling in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, and spent a semester studying in Perugia, Italy. She traveled to Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the U.K., Spain, Ireland and France. After graduation, she spent four months volunteering in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and China, and also traveled throughout Australia. She has also spent time in Ecuador, Israel and Egypt. She is very excited to share her experiences in studying abroad with students.
OIP VIRTUAL ADVISOR
We are now able to assist students
with general information, application questions and quick inquiries online
during business hours. To get started
click on the green "Chat with me" button below. You will be connected to an OIP trained representative via live Skype
Monday & Wednesday: 9am-11am
Tuesday & Friday: 11am-1pm
Montserrat Liaison and Scholarships Assistant
This is JoAnn’s 6th year studying abroad! Originally from India, she is an international student from Singapore, and attended Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where she studied Political Science and International Relations. As an undergraduate, she spent a semester abroad in Belgium, learning about and interning at the European Union. During that semester she visited France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Portugal. She spent the last year as a Jesuit Volunteer in Houston, working with asylum seekers and refugees from all over the world, and is now pursuing a Masters in Theological Studies at BC’s School of Theology and Ministry. She is looking forward to working with students applying for scholarships, and Montserrat Coalition students, to help them navigate the financial aspects of studying abroad. She is willing to share her experiences of long and short term studying abroad, and is excited to be part of your study abroad journey.