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.


New for 18-19!

This year, three GEO Peer Advisors will be available for questions on a drop-in basis. No appointment is needed, just stop by Smith Warehouse during scheduled hours. GEO Peer Advisors have all done more than one study away program during their time at Duke, and they have honest answers to all the questions running through your mind – ask away!

Drop-In Hours*
Wednesdays: 1-3 pm
Thursdays: 1-3 pm
Fridays: 1-3 pm

*Starts September 12, 2018

Smith Warehouse, Bay 6, 2nd Floor
Check in at reception desk

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


The Study Away Ambassadors are alumni of study away programs – both Duke-In and Duke-Approved – who have agreed to be a resource for prospective student questions. 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

Past participant contact lists are organized by term. These are not comprehensive lists for each program's cohort, but all students on these lists have agreed to be a resource 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