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 adios to Essex and study abroad yourself, our peer mentors are here to help. Navigating yourself through the unknown of all things abroad is scary, but our peer mentors have been there, done that and got the t shirt.
Our 2019-20 peer mentors are a group of friendly, knowledgeable and helpful students who have recently returned from a year abroad and want to help you.
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, take a look at our great mentors below and if there are topics you have questions which they can answer then get in touch.
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.