The University of Iowa

Work for Study Abroad

Emily, 2018-19 Peer Advisor

Work for Study Abroad

Study Abroad hires peer assistants at the beginning of every academic year. The job description, duties, qualifications, and terms of appointment can be found in the table below. 

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Peer Assistants

Peer Assistants provide information about study abroad programs and procedures to UI undergraduate students by staffing the Study Abroad's Resource Room.
  • Greet student visitors to the Study Abroad Resource Room and determine interests
  • Advise students about study abroad procedures, including program models, costs, and funding
  • Assist students with online program research
  • Develop extensive knowledge of UI Study Abroad programs across various academic concentrations 
  • Respond to emails from interested students and follow up with Resource Room visitors via email as needed
  • Maintain appearance of Resource Room
  • Assist program advisors with administrative tasks


  • Undergraduate status at the UI
  • Previous participation in a travel study abroad program and demonstrated interest in promoting international education
  • Graduation in May 2022 or later
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills, especially one-on-one with other students
  • Independent, adaptable, and self-motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience working or volunteering with diverse campus constituents preferred 
  • Available for required training in Iowa City from Wednesday, Aug. 18 through Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 (partial days)
Peer assistants can expect 12 hours per week while classes are in session. Scheduled time will include hours when the Resource Room is open to student visitors (10-3, M-F) and additional hours to complete other assignments, such as weekly staff meetings and resource room maintenance. All peer assistants will occasionally be asked to take part in weekend or evening activities.


Peer Assistant Application, 2021-22

Deadline: Aug. 3, 2021

Questions? Contact: 
Emily Brown