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Meet with a Study Abroad Adviser

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Advisers can help you identify goals for your study abroad experience and guide you through thoughtful program selection. Advisers can also clarify the application process, credit transfer, and financial aid, as well as provide pertinent pre-departure information. Advisers remain available to you before, during, and after your study abroad experience.

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Yale Study Abroad staff are working in a hybrid schedule with some days in the office and some days remote. Regardless of our physical location, we remain committed as ever to supporting students as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Most advising hours and events will be held virtually until further notice; however, students may request to meet in person and we will do our best to accommodate these requests.

Visit the Study Abroad COVID-19 Updates page for the latest information and resources.

Schedule an Advising Meeting

Appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes. While each adviser specializes in specific locations, it is okay to schedule a meeting with any adviser if you have not yet identified where you would like to go. For more information about the advisers, visit Get to Know Our Staff.

Advisers offer two meeting options:

  • 15-Minute Quick Questions: These short sessions are great if you have brief, specific questions for an adviser.
  • 30-Minute Advising Appointments: These sessions are intended to allow time for a more in-depth meeting.

Before meeting with an adviser, we encourage you to review the Get Started section of our website.

Kelly McLaughlin (he/him/his) | Director, Study Abroad 

Advising responsibilities:

  • Asia (except Light Fellowship sites, see Kripa Bhagat below)
  • France
  • General Study Abroad Advising (for students who are unsure of where they want to go or how to get started)

If none of Kelly's available appointment times work with your schedule, you can email Kelly directly to schedule a meeting.

Allie Agati (she/her/hers) | Associate Director, Study Abroad

Advising responsibilities:

  • Spain & Portugal
  • Latin America & the Caribbean
  • Northern Africa & the Middle East
  • Multi-Country Semester Programs
  • General Study Abroad Advising (for students who are unsure of where they want to go or how to get started)

If none of Allie's available appointment times work with your schedule, you can email Allie directly to schedule a meeting.

Susan Evans (she/her/hers) | Associate Director, Study Abroad

Advising responsibilities:

  • The following countries in Europe:
    • Austria
    • Denmark
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Turkey
  • Oceania
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • General Study Abroad Advising (for students who are unsure of where they want to go or how to get started)

If none of Susan's available appointment times work with your schedule, you can email Susan directly to schedule a meeting.

Kathy Trputec (she/her/hers) | Associate Director, Study Abroad and Summer Session

Advising responsibilities:

  • The following countries in Europe:
    • England
    • Scotland
    • Ireland
    • Russia
    • Czech Republic
    • Serbia
    • Croatia
  • General Study Abroad Advising (for students who are unsure of where they want to go or how to get started)
  • IARU Courses

If none of Kathy's available appointment times work with your schedule, you can email Kathy directly to schedule a meeting.

Kripa Bhagat (she/her/hers) | Assistant Director, Richard U. Light Fellowship

Advising responsibilities:

Please note that Kripa is not available for general study abroad advising. Appointments should only be scheduled with Kripa to discuss Light Fellowship-approved sites.

If none of Kripa's available appointment times work with your schedule, you can email Kripa directly to schedule a meeting.