These student volunteers who have studied off campus and abroad are a great source of information for those planning their own experiences.

Peer Advisers

We recommend that students initially start by meeting with a Peer Adviser, a great way for students to get general information about studying off campus from a student who recently went abroad. Throughout the academic year, there will be available peer advisers who are able to provide basic information about options and processes, or to answer quick questions about the application process.

Peer Advisor Appointments

Peer Advising is available by appointment only. Please find the next available calendar times by clicking on the names of the peer advisers.

After meeting with a peer adviser, we encourage students to reach out to an Off-Campus Study program manager who can answer specific questions regarding programs and applications.

Learn more about the peer advisors below:

Carrie Huang
Carrie Huang

My name is Carrie Huang '24 and I am a junior majoring in Sociology. I participated in the CET Shanghai Approved Program in Spring 2021. Although I studied "abroad" in the city I grew up in due to the pandemic, this program allowed me to explore and learn about Chinese history, politics, and economy from a more objective perspective. Special courses were offered, complemented by visits to museums to acquire a more profound knowledge of China's development and culture. I hope I can share my experience with more Colgate students and bring a good perspective to those who are interested in off-campus study. 

Email Carrie at  or schedule a peer advising appointment with Carrie


  • Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:30pm
Rebecca Sweigart in NYC

Hi! I’m Rebecca (she/they) and I am in the class of 2023. I'm double majoring in Art & Art History and Film & Media Studies. I participated in the New York City FMST study group in the Fall of 2021 and this coming Spring I’ll be participating in the Poland extended study! My favorite thing about studying abroad was definitely the amount I was able to grow, not only academically and professionally, but also with my peers as we navigated the unique culture of the city.

Email Rebecca at or schedule a peer advising appointment with Rebecca


  • Tuesdays: 1:00 - 4:00pm
  • Thursdays and Fridays: 2:30 - 4:00pm


My name is Virginia Morley (she/her), and I am a member of the class of 2023 majoring in psychology and minoring in English. In the spring of 2022, I participated in the London English study group. My favorite part about this program was how learning was not just confined to a conventional classroom. With activities such as walking tours through the city, museum visits, or attending theater shows, our educational experience was enhanced with this extensive involvement of the greater city of London. I can not say enough positive things about the experience of studying off-campus, so I hope that I can encourage as many Colgate students as possible to take advantage of the many opportunities OCS offers! 

Email Virginia at or schedule a peer advising appointment with Virginia


  • Wednesdays: 12:00 - 12:30pm
  • Fridays: 1:00 - 2:30pm



Hi! My name is Danielle (she/her), and I am a member of the class of 2023. I am a neuroscience major on the pre-medical track, and last spring, I took neuroscience and health classes in Copenhagen, Denmark through the DIS program. We learned about the many differences between American and Danish culture, but my favorite part about studying abroad was seeing all our similarities. I learned so much about Danish culture and myself along the way. Studying abroad was the best thing I have ever done, and I hope to share my excitement with students looking for an equally memorable experience.

Email Danielle at or schedule a peer advising appointment with Danielle


  • Mondays: 1:30 - 3:00pm
  • Tuesdays: 12:30 - 2:30pm