CICE Peer Advisors 2014-2015

Fall & Spring Semesters


The mission of the Peer Advisors in the Center for international and Cultural Education is to cohesively provide an inviting and informative atmosphere for the pursuit of cultural and educational exchange. We will strive to accomplish this by providing necessary resources, communicating accurate and timely information, and creating relationships to inspire opportunities for the Gustavus community.


Olivia Del Viscio, Senior

Olivia Del Viscio

  • Studied in Rome, Italy through John Cabot University
  • Peer Advising Hours:
    • Tuesday: 11:30AM-1:00PM
    • Wednesday: 1:30PM-3:30PM
    • Thursday: 11:30AM-12:00PM

Ciao! My name is Olivia Del Viscio and I am a senior English major with a Film and Media Studies minor. I studied abroad for Spring 2014 with Study Abroad Italy: John Cabot University to Rome, Italy. Rome has since become my favorite place in the world. I spent my semester exploring the ancient streets of the Eternal City and enjoying the prospect that people had walked those same paths hundreds of years before me. My decision to study abroad awarded me the opportunity to immerse myself into Italian culture and has since changed my entire outlook on life. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to assist you in the beginning of your study abroad adventure. Please feel free to email me or stop by the CICE to set up a meeting.

 

Katie Kemp, Junior

Katie Kemp

  • Studied in Gaborone, Botswana through CIEE Community Public Health Program
  • Peer Advising Hours:
    • Tuesday: 8:30AM-9:30AM, 11:30AM, 2:30PM-3:30PM
    • Friday: 12:30PM-4:00PM

Dumelang! My name is Katie Kemp and I am a junior Nursing Major from Buffalo, MN. I spent the spring of 2014 studying abroad in Gaborone, Bostwana, Africa. There I participated in the CIEE Community Public Health Program. I had the ability to take classes from the University of Botswana, visit public clinics through an internship, learn Setswana, and go on excursions. One of most favorite adventures was during my semester break where I went deep water snorkeling off the coast of Tofo, Mozambique and encountered a whale shark. I had the opportunity to travel to seven countries in southern Africa and experience the immense diversity of cultures and people in those places. I would love to assist you towards finding your own amazing adventure abroad, so shoot me an email (kkemp@gustavus.edu) or stop in to the CICE office to set-up an appointment!

 

Joey Wiley, Junior

Joey Wiley

  • Studied in Penang, Malaysia with Gustavus Semester in Malaysia: Living Diversity
  • Peer Advising Hours:
    • Monday: 12:00PM-1:30PM
    • Tuesday: 10AM
    • Wednesday: 12:00PM-1:00PM
    • Thursday: 10:00AM-11:00AM in the Diversity Center

Selamat Petang, Gusties! My name is Joey Wiley and I am a current junior here studying Political Science with a minor in music. I had the amazing opportunity to go on the Gustavus led Semester in Malaysia: Living Diversity trip spring of 2014. In Malaysia I studied all forms of diversity; from social, religious, ecological, and lingual. While there, I got to camp on the beach and help relocate green sea turtle eggs to our sanctuary, go spelunking in cave systems, and eat durian fruit, contested as the smelliest fruit in the world. Along the way, I learned many things that I would never have been exposed to if I did not go abroad. While I was apprehensive about studying abroad, it was the best educational and life decision I have made to date. I encourage you to set up a meeting, shoot me an email, or stop me in the hallways so we can talk about why you want to go abroad and how we can guide you through your journey. The Peer Advisors and I cannot wait to meet you!