Meet the EAPAs!

Education Abroad Peer Advisors

Education Abroad Peer Advisors (EAPAs) are Babson students who have studied abroad for an academic year, semester, or summer. They are here to offer peer advice and answer any questions you have while searching for a program, while you’re preparing to go, while you’re abroad, and even after you’ve returned to campus.

Ilana Aslan ’23

Semester abroad program(s): Vienna University of Economics and Business (Fall 2021)

Academic interest: Marketing

Hobbies: Traveling, Exercise, Hanging out with friends,

Favorite course abroad: Introduction to Behavioral Economics

Favorite food abroad: Every food in Italy

Contact me about: Interning Abroad, Scholarships to study abroad, Budgeting for study abroad, Transportation, Finding a place to stay, traveling, friends, school, workload

During a typical day abroad I … I explored the city I lived in, met up with friends, met new people, planned trips, cooked food.

While abroad, I wish I had … Taken more classes

You should go abroad because … Everyone will tell you it's a great experience and you'll learn so much, and this is all true. For me, everything was very exciting (whether I was nervous or happy). Going abroad really helped me to connect with myself.

Emma Bouley ’23

Semester abroad program(s): University of Edinburgh (Spring 2022)

Academic interest: Business Analytics

Hobbies: Reading, Hiking, and Field Hockey

Favorite course abroad: International Business in Emerging Markets

Favorite food abroad: Fish & Chips

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Babson Athletes Abroad, Joining student organizations abroad

During a typical day abroad I … grabbed a coffee, walked to class, hung out with friends, and went to field hockey practice or an international student night

While abroad, I wish I had … stayed longer!

You should go abroad because … it is a great opportunity to meet people from different parts of the world and learn in a different environment.

Caitlin Caron ’23

Semester abroad program(s): CIEE Seoul (Fall 2021)

Academic interest: Business Analytics, IT Management

Hobbies: Swimming, longboarding, thrifting, playing video games

Favorite course abroad: Understanding K-Pop

Favorite food abroad: Kimchi jjigae 김치찌개

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Babson Athletes Abroad

During a typical day abroad I … I take my classes online at cute cafés and walk around Seoul with friends! I also try to find new restaurants to try :)

While abroad, I wish I had … Studied the language more before arriving in the country. I also wish that I planned out my travel better!

You should go abroad because … Going abroad as a student is one of the best times to visit another country! This experience shows you independence, but provides you with resources in the case you need them. As someone who hasn’t gotten the chance to travel much; this was the best decision I could've made.

Eddie Kang '23

Semester abroad program(s): HEC Paris (Spring 2022)

Academic interest: Strategic Management / Consulting / Music and Media Entertainment

Hobbies: Soccer, tennis, musicals, concerts, movies, cooking

Favorite course abroad: Leading Customer Driven Innovation Practices & Design Products that Delight Users

Favorite food abroad: Escargot

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Practicing faith abroad, Babson Athletes Abroad, Housings and living in general

During a typical day abroad I … Finish my classes and go to Paris. I go to restaurants, bars, museums and concerts.

While abroad, I wish I had … I wish I spoke French more fluent and visit more landmarks in France.

You should go abroad because … You can take the courses that Babson doesn’t offer, meet people and experience cultures that are outside of your boundaries. It definitely expands your horizons.

Anusha Kankure ’22

Semester abroad program(s): University of Westminster (Spring 2022)

Academic interest: Finance

Hobbies: Creative Writing, Reading

Favorite course abroad: Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Favorite food abroad: Spaghetti in Venice, Italy

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Managing academics and travel

During a typical day abroad I … I would wake up relatively early, and start exploring as soon as possible. I usually would note 1-2 places the night before that I wanted to see in London, then visit in the morning.

While abroad, I wish I had … I mostly travelled throughout the UK, and did two out of the country trips. I wish I planned more for international trips to other European countries.

You should go abroad because … Studying abroad is truly a transformative experience. You can immerse yourself in another culture, both through travels and academics, while building your own independence.

Amy Li ’23

Semester abroad program(s): Singapore Management University, Spring 2022

Academic interest: Real Estate

Hobbies: Tennis, Baking, Cooking

Favorite course abroad: SMU-X Design of Business

Favorite food abroad: Chicken rice

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad

During a typical day abroad I … make breakfast at home with my roommate, go to classes in the afternoon, eat lunch with local students from my classes, explore new areas of Singapore with other exchange friends and try new local foods or restaurants.

While abroad, I wish I had … made a bucket list of places I wanted to visit beforehand so that I would fully maximize my time in Singapore. Time goes by really fast when you're abroad and by the end, I felt like there were still places that I didn't get the chance to explore.

You should go abroad because … you gain a different perspective of the world and you get to learn how different it is outside of the US. You may also gain a sense of independency from living in new country on your own and learning how to navigate a the environment.

Ritz Li '23

Semester abroad program(s): Singapore Management University (Spring 2022)

Academic interest: Strategic Management

Hobbies: Basketball, Swimming, Weightlifting

Favorite course abroad: Design of Business

Favorite food abroad: Chili Pan Mee

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Finding Housing, Booking Flight, Places to Live/Explore, Class Registration

During a typical day abroad I … Make breakfast at home, go to class, go to the gym afterwards, grab dinner with friends at a Hawker center, watch a light show at night, explore the city on bikes.

While abroad, I wish I had … traveled more to other countries. I was able to go to Thailand and Malaysia, but didn’t get a chance to go to Vietnam and Bali.

You should go abroad because ... You never know what memories you’d make and people you’d meet while studying abroad.

Hanlin Liu '23

Semester abroad program(s): London School of Economics (2021-2022)

Academic interest: Finance & Entrepreneurship

Hobbies: Traveling, Community service, Photography, Musicals

Favorite course abroad: Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation

Favorite food abroad: Mulled wine

Contact me about: LGBTQ Abroad

During a typical day abroad I … go to spin class in the morning, meet up with friends at the school’s cafe, and plan for weekend getaways.

While abroad, I wish I had … more time to travel across Europe

You should go abroad because … it will help you to get to know people from a diverse background while also allowing you to step out of your comfort zone. Going abroad helps you see things from a different lens, and it will benefit you to be more empathetic.

Magnus Orava ’23

Semester abroad program(s): CIEE Barcelona: Business & Culture (Fall 2021)

Academic interest: Operations

Hobbies: Working out, traveling, and chess

Favorite course abroad: Competitive Strategy: A European Perspective

Favorite food abroad: Italian Pasta

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Balancing Lifestyle and traveling abroad

During a typical day abroad I … I would typically wake up and have classes. Later in the day I would typically hang out with friends and workout. At night, we would go out to a restaurant or a bar / club.

While abroad, I wish I had … Known more about the cultural norms and societal norms.

You should go abroad because … It allows you to learn not only about different cultures, but also about yourself and interests.

Gaby Ortega ’23

Semester abroad program(s): Vienna University of Economics & Business, Spring 2022

Academic interest: Marketing

Hobbies: Cross country/track, athletes

Favorite course abroad: Sustainable economics & business: inequality, well-being, and the environment

Favorite food abroad: Käsekriener

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Babson Athletes Abroad, First-Generation Student Abroad

During a typical day abroad I … Went to class, ran in the prater, met up with friends at a bar in the city, planned upcoming trips, take the train out to a new place and walk back

While abroad, I wish I had … Went to a soccer game

You should go abroad because … You’ll be thrown into a completely different environment and learn to adapt while having lots of fun

Devin Roberts '22

Semester abroad program(s): London School of Economics (2021-2022)

Academic interest: Finance & Strategic Management

Hobbies: Music production, reading, spending time in nature

Favorite course abroad: Business Ethics

Favorite food abroad: Polish Pierogi

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad

During a typical day abroad I … studied in a local cafe during the morning and explored during the afternoon and night.

While abroad, I wish I had … connected with more locals outside of my academic program.

You should go abroad because … you won't know the positive impact it will have on your life until you're there!

Jessica Rogers '23

Semester abroad program(s): Arcadia: Umbra Institute in Perugia (Spring 2022)

Academic interest: Real Estate & Supply Chain

Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, journaling

Favorite course abroad: The Business of Wine

Favorite food abroad: Homemade lemon ricotta ravioli

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Community service abroad, Traveling while abroad, embracing culture

During a typical day abroad I … would go to the local cafe for a croissant and a cappuccino, go to class, go for a walk/sit in a local park, get gelato, and then meet up with friends for dinner at a local restaurant.

While abroad, I wish I had … tried an internship. I think it would have helped me to make even more connections in the city!

You should go abroad because … you will learn SO much about yourself, other cultures, your culture, and meet some really awesome people along the way! If your program has been running for a few semester, there will be plenty of locals that are willing and happy to help you out during your experience!

Brooke Skulski ’23

Semester abroad program(s): IES Milan: Business Studies (Fall 2021)

Academic interest: Finance

Hobbies: Skiing, Hockey, Traveling, Community Service

Favorite course abroad: Italian Language

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Community service abroad

During a typical day abroad I … I went to class and learned more about the Italian culture, got a cappuccino at a cafe, and went out to dinner with my friends.

While abroad, I wish I had … Connected with more local students in Italy.

You should go abroad because … It opens you up to new perspectives and you will make incredible memories that you will always carry with you.

Jake Thomas ’23

Semester abroad program(s): Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Spring 2021)

Hobbies: Hockey, Rugby, Skiing, Surfing, beach

Favorite course abroad: US & EU Financial Systems: A Comparative Analysis

Favorite food abroad: Schnitzel and Kebap Wraps

Contact me about: Practicing faith abroad, Babson Athletes Abroad, Inter-country travel and Abroad during covid

During a typical day abroad I … had a couple class on weekdays and then tried to go to one new place in the city each day.

While abroad, I wish I had... Gotten to Western Austria more.

You should go abroad because … Because you make friends from all over the world, immerse yourself in a new culture, gain even more independence then being at normal college, and have a ton of fun.

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