Study Abroad Peer Ambassadors

Looking for some advice or insider info? Want a UNC student’s perspective?

Study Abroad Peer Ambassadors (SAPAs) are UNC students who have studied abroad in their time at UNC. They are available to talk to any interested students to find out more about programs and study abroad experiences. Find them at selected Study Abroad 101 Info Sessions, Peer Ambassadors’ events like Pit Sits and panels on special topics, on their Facebook page, and around campus.

Peer Ambassadors LOVE talking about their study abroad experiences! Use the directory to look for SAPAs who studied abroad in your prospective region, or perhaps are in your major/minor at UNC. Feel free to reach out – they’d love to talk to you!

Sample questions for SAPAs:

  • How did you select your study abroad program?
  • What was the transition to your host country like?
  • Is there something you wish you had known before going abroad?
  • How did you watch Carolina basketball games from another country?

Have you already studied abroad? Want to be a Peer Ambassador?

Look for a notice to apply online early in the semester you return to campus!


Search for a Peer Ambassador below!


Name Program Location
Cris Viall Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina Argentina
Bianca Cortner IES: Sydney (Internship) Australia
Natasha Kisiluk University of New South Wales Australia
Catie Dull University of Queensland Australia
Grant Hedberg Boston University: Sydney (Summer Internship) Australia
Ben Lasley UNC Environmental Sustainability in Australia Australia
Andrew Pascual Boston University: Sydney (Summer Internship) Australia
Trisha Bonthu University of Queensland Australia
Kyle Crawford University of New South Wales Australia
Juliana Micchia University of Sydney (Short Term) Australia
Jacob Saunders University of Wolongong Australia
Haley Beeson University of Sydney Australia
Madison Walters Monash University Melbourne Australia
Bryant Thai University of Melbourne Australia
Estaban Gomez Flores University of Sydney Australia
Caroline Gilley University of Queensland Media and Journalism Australia
Rachel Thimsen Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chile
Micah Holzer Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chile
Henry Schoenhoff Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Chile
Hira Javed Non-Approved Program Chile