• 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 GEO 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 2020

  • Mondays 11 am-1 pm in Brodhead Center 238 starting 1/27/20
  • Thursdays 4 pm-6 pm in Brodhead Center 238
    • Note: peer advising will be held on Tuesday 2/11/20 from 4:30-6:30 in lieu of Thursday 2/13/20

GEO Peer Advising is offered in Brodhead Center (West Union) 238 on a drop-in basis, just stop by during scheduled hours. No appointment is necessary.

GEO Peer Advisors

Brittney Peacock

Side profile of Brittney in front of Italian landscape


Hi! My name is Brittney Peacock and I hail from a small town in Colorado. As a first generation college student, I had never been outside of the US (let alone hardly outside of Colorado) before coming to Duke. My freshman year, I decided to take advantage of all that Duke has to offer. Within a single year, I had the privilege of traveling to three countries: Malaysia, Italy, and the United Kingdom. I know how intimidating going abroad can be (especially if you’ve never been outside the US before!) but I’m here to say that it’s sooo worth it. My experiences abroad are some of my greatest memories that I wish to never forget. Most importantly, my experiences abroad helped me in discovering my passion (Political Science!) and consequently has guided the rest of my time at Duke. I’m especially knowledgeable about the Duke in Rome and Duke in Oxford programs, but I can also advise you more generally as well. I look forward to speaking with you! 

Ana Trejo

Ana in front of colorful Italian buildings


Hi! I am a sophomore from Dalton, Georgia. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, I had only traveled to Mexico until the summer after I graduated from high school. With my best friends and my sister Dana by my side, I explored Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, France, and Spain on an EF Tours trip. I instantly fell in love with Italy and Italian culture, so I took Italian 101 my first semester at Duke. Then, after a faculty luncheon with Professor Magda Silva that same fall semester, I became interested in Portuguese and Brazilian culture. I completed both of the respective language requirements, and the summer after my freshman year, I studied abroad! Duke in Bologna and Duke in Brazil are some of the best experiences I have had in my life so far; I grew so much personally and academically. I am happy to share my study abroad experiences with you and answer any questions you may have because, ultimately, I hope to help you embark on your own transformative and amazing study away experience that is waiting for you!


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


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

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.