Peer-to-Peer Power

February 26, 2016 Download pdf


One of the best ways to keep students engaged once they return from an experience abroad is through a peer network or leader program working for their study abroad office or their program provider. This resource is designed to help education abroad professionals increase student participation abroad and at home. Given limited financial and staff resources, see how investing in peer-to-peer initiatives can support professionals and create a significant impact on recruitment and retention.

This resource will help you to:

  • Learn three approaches to leveraging student ambassadors to increase study abroad participation and awareness on campus.
  • Increase enrollment numbers and give returnee students valuable career and public speaking skills through developing or enhancing your peer leader program.
  • Use organizational and programmatic case studies as examples in the best way possible to spread the message of study abroad through these students.

Created for the 2015 Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts by:

  • Briana Sapp, MA International Politics, Deputy to the Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director, University of California Education Abroad Program, Goleta, California
  • Peter R. Kerrigan, Deputy Director, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), New York, New York
  • Marianne Jorgensen, Director of University Relations, School for International Training (SIT)/ World Learning, Brattleboro, Vermont