• Ask Away Q+A with Duke students about study away

One of the best ways to find out if a program is a good fit for you is to talk to a student who has gone. Use the resources below to connect with students who have done the program(s) you are interested in pursuing.


GEO Peer Advisors are prepared to help you compare the various types of study away programs available and weigh the pros and cons. They can also give a general overview of the application process and deadlines. All three peer advisors have done more than one study away program during their time at Duke, and they are eager to answer your questions from an insider’s perspective.



Spring 2019

  • Briana: Mondays 1-3pm, Brodhead Center 216 (starting 1/14, ending 4/15)
  • Tiffany: Tuesdays 12-2:30pm, Brodhead Center 238 (starting 1/15, ending 4/16)
  • Surafel: Thursdays 11am-1pm, Brodhead Center 216 (starting 1/10, ending 4/18)

GEO Peer Advising is offered on a drop-in basis, just stop by during scheduled hours. No appointment necessary.

Meet the GEO Peer Advisors

Briana 'Bri' Kleiner

Briana Kleiner

  • GEO programs: Duke in Australia, Duke in Chile
  • Majors: Environmental Science & Policy, Concentration: Marine Science & Conservation
  • Minor: Biology & Political Science

Surafel Adere

Surafel Adere

  • GEO Programs: Duke in Aix-en-Provence, Duke in Greece, SIT South Africa: Multiculturalism & Human Rights
  • Major: Public Policy Studies
  • Minor: Environmental Science & Policy

Tiffany DeGuzman

Tiffany DeGuzman

  • GEO Programs: Duke in Bologna, Duke in Oxford
  • Majors: Political Science and International Comparative Studies
  • Minor: Italian Studies


Check out the 'Ask Away' playlist of various Duke students answering questions about their study away experience.


The Study Away Ambassadors are alumni of study away programs – both Duke-In and Duke-Approved – who have volunteered to be a resource for prospective students. The GEO Ambassador Directory is a master spreadsheet you can filter by program, country, major, graduation year, and even special topics related to study away.

Feel free to reach out to any student listed in the directory.

View Ambassador Directory

Past Participant Contact Lists

Find even more Duke students who have studied away. Using your NetID, you can access GEO’s Past Participant Contact Lists. These rosters from past cohorts of both Duke-In and Duke-Approved study away programs offer a long list of students who have agreed to provide their contact information to others seeking advice. 

Past Participant Contact Lists 

You must be logged in with a Duke NetID to access the contact lists. If you are a non-Duke student wishing to contact former participants, please request names and emails for specific programs at globaled@duke.edu.