Peer Advisors are available in the Bechtel International Center at various times throughout the week in order to assist students who are interested in education abroad. You may contact IPS Peer Advisors via email or by visiting us in Bechtel. We look forward to speaking with you soon!
*Additionally, if you have studied abroad through Pacific and are interested in becoming a Peer Advisor you may come into the Bechtel International Center, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in applying for the USAC Ambassador/Lead Peer Advisor position, please follow the link to the Tiger Jobs website to fill out an application.
Amy Wyckoff - USAC Ambassador/Lead Peer Advisor
I am a senior at University of the Pacific with a double major in International Relations and Spanish. I grew up in Cupertino, California. I studied abroad in Quito, Ecuador in the spring of 2014 through IES Abroad, taking the majority of my classes at my program's main building and one at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. During my time in Quito, I had an internship at CEDHU, a human rights organization headquartered in Ecuador. I also traveled to the Amazon Rainforest, the Galapagos Islands, the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, and a Paul McCartney concert! It was amazing how quickly Spanish became more comfortable for me, and I was able to pick up a few words in Quichua, one of the many indigenous languages of Ecuador. Study abroad was an incredible, eye-opening experience, and I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to do it. I highly recommend traveling to South America to anyone who loves a good old-fashioned adventure.
Jia Min Huang- USAC Ambassador/Lead Peer Advisor
I am a senior Global Studies major in the School of International Studies. I was born in China, but I grew up in Sacramento. Studying abroad gave me the chance to visit my birth country and my extended family for the first time in 16 years. It was such an amazing experience. I made so many wonderful friends and learned so much linguistically and culturally. It was my first time traveling beyond the U.S. and it instilled in me a new-found obsession with traveling. I highly recommend all those who can fit study abroad into their academic plans to do so. It could become the best semester or year of your college life.