Study Abroad Peer Advisors

Ruins in Jordan


Study Abroad Peer Advisors (SAPAs) help the Office for Study Abroad in communicating vital information and resources to students hoping to study abroad. SAPAs are held to a high standard and care about sharing their insight and accurate information with their peers and classmates. Peer Advisors are an integral part of the advising team. They hold weekly office hours and lead weekly presentations for all students interested in studying abroad. 


Meet Our Study Abroad Peer Advisors!

Sam Hardgrove

Program: GW Madrid

Howdy! My name is Sam Hardgrove and I'm excited to be a Study Abroad Peer Advisor. Growing up in Orlando, FL, I came to GW as a freshman in 2013. After being accepted as an academic year student in the GW Madrid study abroad program, I spent my entire junior year outside the good ole USA in amazing places, packed with a whirlwind of crazy adventures, with out of this world people. 

Upon my return, I set a new goal is to help everyone achieve the same awesome opportunity that is study abroad. As a Study Abroad Peer Advisor, I'm here to make that happen!  You can find me around campus in uniform with GW NROTC, taking photos with the Hatchet, eating burrito bowls with a tortilla and guac on the side at Chipotle, and now in the Office of Study Abroad! I look forward to working with you soon!

Justine Baird

Program: GW England: London School of Economics 

Justine is a senior in the School of Business, studying Business Administration with a concentration in Economics and Public Policy. Justine spent her junior year at the London School of Economics.  She enjoyed exploring London and discussing politics, international trade issues and European integration with her classmates and professors. Her favorite experience abroad was joining LSE’s co-ed lacrosse team and participating in the student athletic union’s events. 



Camille Kidd

Program: CIEE: University of Cape Town

Camille is a junior from New York majoring in Political Science with a minor in history. She spent the spring semester of her sophomore year studying at the University of Cape Town with CIEE. Her favorite experiences from abroad was discussing the political climate of both the United States and South Africa with locals and spending a weekend in a homestay in rural South Africa.

Rachel Pulwers

Program:SIT Study Abroad: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans

Rachel is in her senior year at GW, majoring in Peace Studies in CCAS.   She participated in the Fall 2015 program through SIT titled Peace and Conflict in the Balkans. She lived in Serbia for 3 months and Kosovo for 1 and was also able to visit Bosnia and Macedonia while there. Some highlights from her semester abroad was being able to study in a country which has only been around since 2008 and experiencing a slower pace of life.

Daniel Bernstein

Program: Science Programme at University College Dublin &  Summer Exchange with the Intensive Arabic Program at Al Akhawayn University

Daniel is a senior majoring in Chemistry, with minors in Biology and Arabic. He studied at Al Akhawayn University in the Arabic and North African Studies Program during the summer of 2015 and he spent the fall 2015 semester in the Science Programme at University College Dublin in Ireland. Exploring the Sahara Desert on camelback and visiting the remote Aran Islands off Ireland's Atlantic coast were two highlights from his time abroad!  Danielwas a member of the fall 15 FOFAC cohort and was a Cultural Ambassador for the community.

Kelsey Magill

Program: CIEE - Community Public Health in Thailand

Kelsey is a senior in the School of Media and Public Affairs majoring in Political Communication and minoring in Public Health. She spent a semester with CIEE's Community Public Health program in Khon Kaen, Thailand.  Khon Kaen is a small city in Thailand's northeast region. The program combined classroom learning with practical field experience as they traveled to three different communities to conduct health needs assessments. The program culminated in the implementation of a public health intervention during which her group focused on waste management. Getting to know and understand the kind, generous people of the Mittraphap community was the highlight of my time abroad. Playing with elephants in the jungle was pretty great too.

Taylor Mott

Program: CIEE Diplomacy and Politics in Jordan & IES Rabat

Taylor is a senior from Chicago and is in Elliott School. She is concentrating in international development and minoring in economics. She spent the spring semester of her sophomore year in Amman, Jordan on the CIEE Diplomacy and Politics program. In fall 2015 she studied in Rabat, Morocco with IES Abroad. Her favorite experience from abroad was running a half marathon in Casablanca


Interested in becoming a SAPA? 

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Career Integration & Study Abroad

Take the next steps to connect your Study Abroad experience with your career development.  Meet with a Career Coach to help you translate your experience to your resume, in interviews and with your future GW leadership goals and internship or job pursuits.