Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors

The following students have returned from studying abroad and can't wait to share their experiences with you!

Feel free to connect with any Study Abroad Peer Advisor at anytime by e-mail. Peer Advisors are also available to meet in person for advising or a quick question. If you would like to schedule an in-person meeting, please email him/her with your availability.

Students who have submitted a Proposal to Study Abroad will be "matched" with a Peer Advisor according to program, host country, academic major, or other factors. The Peer Advisor will be one of your best resources throughout the study abroad process. Don't hesitate to ask questions or seek help from your Peer Advisor (or any Peer Advisor below) as you prepare for your departure or while you are overseas.


Tyler Badding

Program: Encuentro Dominicano
Major: Spanish, Pre-Med
Minors: Biology, Medical Anthropology

Buenas! My name is Tyler, a senior at Creighton University. I hail from a small town in western Iowa, but have grown to love the urban lifestyle here in Omaha. I am an avid musician, a lover of the great outdoors, and a traveler at heart. My greatest passion in life revolves around the relationships I have grown here in the United States and across foreign countries - nothing truly compares to time spent with family and good friends!

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I would probably eat the Peanut Butter Chicken special (trust me on this one) from Rice Bowl here in Omaha.

Danielle Gatapia

Program: FLPA- Tanzania, Associate- CYA in Athens, Greece
Major: Classical History, Art History, Theology 

Hello! I'm Danielle Gatapia. I am a senior at Creighton from Kansas City, Missouri. I'm a historian at heart (and I also declared it for my major), so not only are my days filled with history courses, but most of my free time is filled with documenting things, including writing journals, taking pictures, and gathering information for my extended family tree! Even though I enjoy having my nose in a book, I still find time to hop in the car and go on a road trip or catch a plane to see friends and family, wherever in the world they may be.

What do you miss the most about being abroad?

I miss everyone who I befriended during my time abroad, but I also miss Athens herself. The city is unbelievably rich in history and art that you can find something meaningful most anywhere you go.

Miranda Lonsdale

Program: Exchange at University of Sogang, South Korea
Major: History and International Relations

Hello! My name is Miranda and I am a senior student-athlete here at Creighton. I come from suburban town in Oklahoma which has a growing number of Asian food places, which is great news for me. I am an avid gamer, but also a lover of books. When I have time I like to read up on various subjects such as philosophy, history, and diplomacy. I had never been much of a traveler before studying abroad, but now I hope to continue traveling well after I graduate.

What do you miss the most about your study abroad home?

I miss a lot of things about Korea, but there are two that definitely stand out. I miss going to the Ramen shops for lunch with my friends as well as going to see all the museums and historical sites.

Alex Tarter 

Programs: Affiliate at the University of Glasgow, Scotland
FLPA - Spain
Majors: Physics and Mathematics
Minor: Spanish

Greetings!  My name is Alex Tarter, and I'm a junior at Creighton University in the Honors Program. As well as being a member of the physics, astronomy, and mathematics clubs, I do experimental research in condensed matter physics, as well as research on the effect of project-based physics courses. I am a member of the social fraternity Beta Theta Pi and participated in the all-Greek service trip during my sophomore year before studying abroad. In my free time I find new restaurants to try around Omaha; I am currently on a mission to find America's best macaroni and cheese.

Where is your favorite place to study on campus?

Mine is an empty classroom in the Eppley basement.  Working in the same environment where I have my classes helps me focus and learn the material quicker.

Sally Moore

Program: ISEP Direct at University of Hyderabad, India
Major: Medical Anthropology

Hello! I hail from a rural Nebraska town and am in my junior year at Creighton. I really love service and interacting with people, and I hope to live abroad upon graduating. I spent a semester of my sophomore year in south central India, and I had the opportunity to explore much of India and a bit of Thailand too! And I also consider myself an active thrill-seeker and food-seeker!

What do you miss the most about your study abroad home?

I miss the public transportation of Hyderabad -  hitching on the back of a motorcycle,  being squashed in the back of a share auto with dust blowing around, standing shoulder to shoulder on a packed train ride into the heart of the city. I miss the closeness I felt to the people and the city.

Katie McClave

Program: Associate - SIT in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Majors: Cultural Anthropology and Spanish

Hey I'm Katie McClave and I am a senior from Kansas City, KS. I like traveling, eating, speaking Spanish, singing, dancing in the rain, and Harry Potter. I love meeting new people and making new friends, as well as learning about different cultures. My favorite color is yellow, and I also really love dinosaurs.

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Either macaroni and cheese or French fries (but not at the same time).