Meet the Peer Advisors

Katie Dunteman

Area of Study: Mechanical Engineering

Where I Studied Abroad: Madrid, Spain

About Katie: I am a mechanical engineering student from the Chicago suburbs. I studied abroad for a semester through CEA in the Madrid program at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. I absolutely loved my time abroad, traveling across Europe on the weekends and enjoying the relaxing pace of life that Spain offers. The memories and friendships I made will stay with me forever and I would go back in a minute!
Taylor Kozak

Area of Study: Political Science, International Studies

Where I Studied Abroad: Valencia, Spain

About Taylor: I am a third year student with a double major in Political Science and International Studies and a double minor in Spanish and Legal Studies. I studied abroad in the summer of 2022 with ISA in Valencia, Spain. While abroad, I worked as an intern at a local non-profit, and wrote volunteer contracts, drafted legal documents, and worked on the web page. I improved my Spanish immensely and learned a ton about Spanish culture. I had the opportunity to live in an apartment with three other ISA students and created a great professional and social network. I loved being able to go abroad for the summer and build my resume while still being able to have time to have fun and explore!
Isabelle Lemma

Area of Study: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering

Where I Studied Abroad: Seoul, South Korea

About Isabelle: I am a third-year student doing a double major in Biomedical and Chemical Engineering. I studied abroad at Yonsei University with USAC in Spring 2022 for the full semester. Being able to go to Seoul to have this experience was life changing and showed me a completely different way of life than I was used to. The landscapes and food especially are varied and left lasting impressions on me. Even just the structure and content of classes at Yonsei was very interesting. I absolutely loved South Korea, and ever since I've been itching to go traveling around the world!
Karen Rodriguez

Area of Study: Undecided

Where I Want to Study Abroad: Rabat, Morocco

About Karen: My name is Karen Rodriguez, and I am a first-year student at CSU interested in studying Political Science and Ethnics Studies. In the winter of 2022-23, I will be studying abroad E in Rabat, Morocco studying education and Culture, for 2 weeks with the Academic Advancement Center. Although I haven’t gone abroad yet, I’m excited to explore and submerge myself into the knowledge I’ll gain from the classroom as well as from the experiences. I am also super excited to try new foods and learn all about the culture!
Stephany Ayala Torres

Area of Study: Architecture & Design

Where I Studied Abroad: Florence, Italy

About Stephany: I am a 3rd year student studying Interior Architecture and Design and getting a certificate in Design Thinking. During the Spring semester of 2022, I had the opportunity of studying abroad with SAI at Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy. My time abroad has been one of the best experiences! I have learned more about myself and met some friends that made my experience abroad fun and amazing. As an architecture major, it was incredible to see what I have been learning in the classroom actually in person. All of the historical buildings and landscapes were so inspiring. I have learned so much from them and I am hoping to apply this towards my classes at CSU.