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 sophomore 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


  • Tuesdays: 1pm - 3pm
  • Wednesdays: 1pm - 4pm
Hailey Kim in Denmark

Hi, My name is Hailey Kim, a junior at Colgate. I am majoring in Economics and Asian studies, anticipated to graduate in 2023. I participated in the DIS 2021 Fall program for Economics, and my favorite thing about study abroad was the fact that I was exploring a different aspect of life!

Email Hailey at


  • Mondays: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Tuesdays: 10am - 12pm
Rouchen Li

Hey everyone, my name is Ruochen Li and I'm currently a senior at Colgate. My majors are Psychology and Computer Science. I was in the Japan Study Group led by professor Daisaku Yamamoto in Spring 2020, which turns out not to be the best time for studying abroad. Our program was moved online due to the quarantine procedures and safety concerns, but I stayed with my host family and still had a fun semester in Japan. Being immersed in a different culture is definitely one of the most special and amazing experiences, and being quarantined in a different country is even more unique. If you are a student interested in off-campus study, come and chat with me for experiences, tips, and stories!

Email Ruochen at or schedule a peer advising appointment with Rouchen


  • Thursdays: 10am - 3pm


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


  • Mondays: 11:30am - 1pm
  • Wednesdays: 11:30am - 1pm
  • Fridays: 11am - 1pm