Peer Advisor


The Iowa State University (ISU) Study Abroad Center hires a number of qualified candidates for part-time Peer Advisor positions. Study abroad returnees who are looking for an opportunity to share their experience, promote study abroad, and gain experience in a diverse and international office are encouraged to apply.

The position begins the first week of each semester and ends at the end of each semester. Rehire for a subsequent semester is possible and contingent upon review and re-application. Peer Advisors must be available for work a minimum of ten hours per week.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead study abroad presentations, drawing on personal experience and following an outline
  • Advise students on study abroad options
  • Promote study abroad through special programs/events
  • Respond to students’ specific questions regarding programs and procedures, etc.
  • Assist in the administration of specific study abroad programs as assigned

Help with office events, such as

  • Study Abroad Fair
  • Pre-departure Orientation

Preform office duties as assigned, such as

  • Take passport/visa photos
  • Answer the telephone, route calls, and schedule appointments for staff
  • Photocopy and assemble materials

Required Qualifications

  • Full-time ISU undergraduate student status
  • Study or intern/work abroad participation during college

Required Competencies:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer services skills and a determination to solve problems
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, Outlook)
  • Ability to work independently and with a team 
  • Self-motivated and dedicated to high-quality work

Preferred Skills:

  • Advising/mentoring experience
  • Video production experience
  • Marketing/advertising experience

Apply today!

If you would like to apply, please download the application and submit it to the Study Abroad Center, 281 Parks Library. If you have questions, please contact the Study Abroad Center at or (515) 294-6792.