Study Away Interns

The mission of the Study Away Interns (SIs) is to provide an inviting and informative atmosphere for learning about study away possibilities at Gustavus, as well as promote and manage study away programs and intercultural experiences. 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. No appointment is necessary to meet with an intern. See our schedule below. 

Faculty and staff: If you would like to schedule a classroom or other visit with an SI, please contact Justin Kader.

Spring 2019 | Drop-In Advising Schedule

First-come, first-serve

CICE   1:30 - 4:30pm 2:30-4:30pm 12:30-4:30pm 2:30-4:30pm

Meet the Study Away Interns

Jenn DaoLearning Content & Returnee Engagement Intern
University of Lancaster, England

Jenn Bio

Hi Gusties! My name is Giang Dao (you can call me Jenn), a current senior in Public Accounting and Communication Studies. I studied at Lancaster University in Lancaster, United Kingdom during Spring 2018. Studying away was a life-changing experience for me: I had a chance to study in a different academic system, go hiking every weekend and travel from North to South of England as well as other European countries. Overcoming obstacles with essential survival skills and making the most out of the situation are really important lessons that study abroad has brought to me. I am here in CICE as a peer advisor to help you gain such a great experience.

Emma Gasterland-GustafssonGraphic Design Intern
Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Lab in Greece & Macedonia
University of Edinburgh,Scotland
Arts & Performance in London

Emma Bio

Hello! My name is Emma Gasterland-Gustafsson and I’m a senior Art History major. I was born and raised Sweden, but I’ve lived in Minnesota for as long as I can remember; I feel lucky that I had the privilege of being raised bilingual. In my time at Gustavus, I’ve had the unique opportunity of getting to study away 3 times.

My first year of college, I traveled with the symphony orchestra to Greece and Macedonia, playing music for high schools in both countries, and the opera house in Skopje, Macedonia! Since I study art history, being face to face with classical sculptures (which I would learn about later when I took a classical archaeology course during my semester away) was incredibly valuable to me, and the things I learned at those museums in Greece are ideas and concepts I constantly use in my study of art history at Gustavus.

In Fall 2017 I studied away at the University of Edinburgh and stayed in the UK for the London 2018 J-term. I’ve always enjoyed the idea of moving to the UK at some point in my life and those 6 months were a real turning point for me in realizing that it could potentially be a possibility! It was also really fun to get to get to foster a different kind of university experience than I have here, with a new environment, new teaching styles, and plenty of new and wonderful people!