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 email. Peer Advisors are also willing to meet with you in-person. If you would like to schedule an in-person meeting with a Peer Advisor, 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 factorsThe 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.

Cole Crawford
My name is Cole Crawford, and I am a double major in English and Computing Science and Informatics.  I studied abroad at the University of Glasgow in Scotland because the Principia Consortium affiliation with Creighton's Honors Program allowed me to take interesting, interdisciplinary courses.  While at the University of Glasgow I played Ultimate Frisbee with the university club team and competed at Scottish and UK nationals, placing second overall!
Feel free to e-mail me at


Colleen Noonan
My name is Colleen Noonan, and I am majoring in Spanish with a minor in Business Administration. In the fall of my sophomore year I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and lived with a host family and visited many Spanish cities.  Study abroad has been the highlight of my college career!
Feel free to e-mail me at


Daiva Jarasius
My name is Daiva Jarasius, and I am a senior Marketing major and Italian minor here at Creighton. My sophomore year I got the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy!  While there, I had the chance to travel extensively around Italy, but also to Spain, France, Amsterdam, and Belgium.  I ate the most amazing foods while abroad and am excited to help you find your place so you can do the same!
Feel free to e-mail me at


Erin McCarville
My name is Erin McCarville, and I?m a senior majoring in English and considering the JVC program.  My love of traveling led me to study abroad my junior year spring semester in Galway, Ireland.  Studying abroad in Galway was the best semester of my life and I love talking about it any chance I get!
Feel free to e-mail me at


Jaci Beauvais
My name is Jaci Beauvais, and I am a senior in the College of Nursing at Creighton.  I had the grandest of times studying abroad at the University of Limerick in Ireland.  I cannot speak highly enough of this well-established program where the gorgeous landscape, genuine warmth of the local people, and the opportunities to grow allowed me to discover who I truly am.
Feel free to e-mail me at


Laura Renner
My name is Laura Renner, and I'm a senior majoring in Spanish, on the pre-medicine track. I studied abroad in the Dominican Republic with the Encuentro Dominicano program. My favorite aspect of this program was my service site, Angeles de Conani, a home for people with disabilities, and I learned so much through this experience.
Feel free to e-mail me at


Lauren Dries
My name is Lauren Dries, and I?m a senior Journalism major, business minor.  I spent the spring semester of my sophomore year at the John Felice Rome Center through Loyola University Chicago and it?s an experience I wouldn?t trade for the world.  Italy is an amazing country with a rich history, vibrant culture, friendly people, and AMAZING food (of course) so if you?re interested in studying there, DO IT!
Feel free to e-mail me at


Maria Greteman
My name is Maria Greteman, and I am a senior mathematics and biology double major from Iowa.  I've had many amazing opportunities at Creighton, but the best and by far the most important one was having the chance to study abroad Fall 2013 in Australia.  I was able to explore most of the Eastern Coast, had experiences that were once in a lifetime, and made a home in a country half a world away.
Feel free to e-mail me at


Tyler Badding
My name is Tyler Badding, and I am junior studying pre-medicine with a major in Spanish and minors in biology and medical anthropology. I spent my semester abroad on the beautiful island country of the Dominican Republic with the Encuentro Dominicano program. Exploring the beaches, mountains, city life and rural communities created an experience and formed relationships that I will forever cherish!
Feel free to e-mail me at


Madeleine Aufricht
My name is Madeleine Aufricht and I am a General Entrepreneurship major.  I love traveling and being able to study abroad in Perth, Australia through Arcadia was one of the best decisions I ever made. I encourage everyone to at least explore the option of studying abroad; it is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will change your life for the better and in my case, it shaped the person I am today. 
Feel free to e-mail me at

Elenore Leonard
My name is Elenore Leonard, and I am a senior majoring in History.  I chose to study abroad in London on a Biology/History course for the opportunity to visit and explore London's museums and scientific history.  It was a fantastic opportunity to see the Royal Society of London, the Natural History Museum of London, and to spend a day in Oxford!
Feel free to e-mail me at


Rachel Heinz
My name is Rachel Heinz and I am a junior year Nursing major, Spanish minor. I studied abroad fall of my sophomore year with Creighton's Encuentro Dominicano program in the Dominican Republic, and the summer before my junior year in Spain for four weeks with Creighton's FLPA program in Spain. In the DR, I enjoyed helping medical teams that visited the ILAC center, while in Spain it was fun traveling to see all the different cities.  Feel free to e-mail me at  


Maureen Hermens
My name is Maureen Hermens, and I am a senior in Political Science and International Relations.  I traveled to Germany with Creighton's law school.  On my own and with the law school I was also able to travel to England, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Holland, and Poland!  Feel free to e-mail me at

Marijo Lourdes Gabriel
My name is Marijo and I am a junior studying Psychology and Medical Anthropology.  Studying abroad with Encuentro Dominicano has been one of the best decisions of my life.  I've also been to 16 countries not counting airports.  Feel free to e-mail me at

Kaitlin Haase
My name is Kaitlin Haase, and I am a senior Biology and Pre-Med major.  I spent a semester abroad in Ireland at the University of Limerick, and I will always cherish the unforgettable experience.  I love talking about my experience and encouraging others, especially pre-med majors, to study abroad!  Feel free to e-mail me at

Amber Foley
My name is Amber Foley and I am a senior Psychology and Spanish double major. I absolutely loved my study abroad experiences through Creighton!  I participated in the FLPA summer program in Spain and the affiliate program in Ireland. Studying abroad has been one of the best decisions of my college career. Feel free to e-mail me at

Karli Hunton
Program: ISA
Country: Italy
Major: Graphic Design Major

Christopher Glueck
Program: Arcadia 
Country: Scotland
Major: Biochemistry (Pre-Med)

Chaeli Ford
Program: ISA 
Country: Spain
r: International Business, Pre-Health