At Essex Abroad, we’re passionate about internationalisation. We’re responsible for the day-to-day operations of our inbound and outbound exchange programmes and short-term international experiences. So, whether you’re an exchange student visiting Essex or an Essex student preparing to embark on the adventure of a lifetime abroad, we’re here to help.
Essex Abroad peer mentors are here to help you. Whether you’re coming to Essex for the first time as an exchange student, or are preparing to say goodbye to Essex and study abroad yourself, our peer mentors are here for you. Navigating yourself through the unknown of all things abroad is scary, but our peer mentors have had the experience and want to support fellow students.
Our 2021-2022 peer mentor team will be announced at the start of the academic year and you can expect that they are a group of friendly, knowledgeable and helpful students who are passionate about all things Essex Abroad and making your experience a positive one.
Only incoming students are assigned a peer mentor. You will be emailed the details of your mentor prior to your arrival at Essex and they’ll be in touch.
Essex students preparing to go abroad are not assigned a peer mentor, but you can contact any of our peer mentors below and they'll be happy to help you.
A peer mentor is another student with experience of the University and of studying abroad who can:
You might be feeling confused about where to find things on campus, how to use the library, who's who in your department, or how to get to know other students. Or, you might just feel like having a chat with someone who's had experience of adjusting to university life at Essex and abroad who can give you some tips on how to settle in.
A peer mentor is a final year student with experience of undertaking a year abroad. They’ll attend department and country briefings to share their experience and advice to those preparing to embark on a similar adventure! If you’ve got a question about going abroad, check their profile and get in touch if it’s an area they can help you with.
We run lots of different sessions throughout the year to provide you with essential information about going abroad. From first year and second year briefings to funding chats and country low-downs, we've got it covered.