• 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.


This year, three GEO Peer Advisors will be available for questions on a drop-in basis. No appointment is needed, just stop by during scheduled hours. 



Fall 2018

  • Wednesdays w/ Bri : 2-4pm, Perkins 128
  • Thursdays w/ Surafel: 11am-1pm, WU 238 (except 11/29 will be in WU 241)
  • Fridays w/Tiffany: 3pm-5pm, WU 238 (except 11/30 will be in WU 248)

No appointment necessary.

Meet the GEO Peer Advisors

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!

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 GEO Student Identity Panel series creates an opportunity for peer exchange on the topic of identity in the context of study away. At these informal sessions, panelists are invited to share their experience, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions.


Women’s Experience Abroad: Student Panel and Q+A
Monday, November 5, 2018
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Rubenstein Library, Conference Room 249

Join us to hear various perspectives about the study abroad experience from a panel of female-identified Duke students. Discussion followed by Q+A.

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The Black Experience Abroad: Student Panel and Q+A
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

Black Duke student panelists who have traveled, worked, volunteered, lived, or studied abroad will talk about their experiences. Discussion followed by Q+A.

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The Asian Experience Abroad: Student Panel and Q+A
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
6:00 – 7:30 pm
CMA Resource Room (Bryan Center)

Join us to hear various perspectives about the study abroad experience from a panel of Asian-identified Duke students.

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Check out the 'Ask Away' YouTube 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.