Contact the Study Abroad Team

Ready to "Get Lost" and go abroad? Our team of advisors is here to help you start planning your next adventure! (Photo taken at Go Global Day. Click the image to learn more about this exciting event!)

UCalgary International has moved
to the new MacKimmie Tower
You can find us on the 5th Floor.

Remote Office Hours:
weekdays, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Phone: +1 403.220.5581
As phone access may be intermittent, we
recommend emailing your advisor directly
or contact for
any general inquiries.

Mailing and Courier Address:
UCalgary International - Study Abroad
MT 501, 2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2N 1N4

Drop-in advising **currently on hold/not available**

If you would like to speak with an advisor about your international options, you are welcome to simply drop in at our office! Just bring your UCID card to join the queue. Advising hours will change throughout the year, so please read the below sections carefully before coming in.

General Study Abroad Drop-in Advising

If you are debating what type of program best fits your needs or want to learn more about a variety of different programs, this advising slot is a great fit for you!

Drop in on Tuesdays between 10am and noon.

Exchange Program Drop-in Advising

If you are trying to decide between exchange destinations or seeking information about different host universities, this advising slot is a great fit for you! 

Drop in on Fridays between 10am and noon.

Book an appointment **remote advising is available now!**

There may be circumstances where you need to meet with an advisor for a specific purpose - for example, if you are considering applying to a program, or if you have been accepted and have further questions. Follow these steps to book an appointment using the online Advising Portal. 

Please check your UCalgary email account before your appointment starts, as you will be emailed a "Zoom" link for your remote advising session. 

Log in

Click the link below to log in to the Advising Portal with your standard UCalgary eID. 

Go to the Advising Portal

View the calendar

From the left-hand menu, select "Study Abroad". Read the introductory text and then select "Study Abroad Appointment Calendar". At this point, you will see two booking options to choose from.

Either "Book by Type"...

This option lets you choose the type of appointment you are seeking. Read the descriptions to select the appointment type that best applies to you! 

...or "Book by Provider"

This option lets you book an appointment with the advisor for your Study Abroad program. Appointments are typically opened 1-2 weeks at a time, so if you need to book farther in advance, please contact your advisor directly.

Meet our team

Colleen Packer

Colleen Packer

Director, International Learning Programs

Contact Colleen

Teri Jones

Teri Jones

Manager, Education Abroad

Contact Teri

Abby Landon

Abby Landon

International Learning Programs Advisor

Role: processes Study Abroad applications & payments and advises incoming exchange students

Study Abroad experience: Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica
Volunteer experience: Greece, Romania

Contact Abby

Ryan Ohashi

Ryan Ohashi

Education Abroad Promotions Coordinator

Role: Study Abroad marketing, coordinates the Peer Helper program, and supports applications to the International Study & Research Travel Grants

Favourite international cities: Tokyo, Hiroshima, Dublin, Budapest, Amsterdam, NYC & Chicago   

Contact Ryan


Lukundo Nakazwe

International Learning Programs Advisor

Role: processes Study Abroad applications & payments and advises incoming exchange students

Contact Lukundo

Rahul Pallan

Rahul Pallan

Education Abroad Program Assistant

Role: General Study Abroad student support

Study Abroad experience: University of Seoul, Yonsei University & Korea University (South Korea)
International work: The Washington Center Internship Program with the OECD

Contact Rahul

Hana Curties

Hana Curties

Group Study Programs Advisor

Role: Supports students and instructors on Group Study Programs

Study Abroad experience: travelled with several Group Study Programs in Mexico
Most recently visited: Japan

Contact Hana

Vivian Elzinga

Vivian Elzinga

Group Study Programs Advisor

Role: Supports students and instructors on Group Study Programs

Study Abroad experience: Universidad de Granada (Spain)
Most recently visited: Greece

Contact Vivian

Tara Jorgensen

Tara Jorgensen

Education Abroad Advisor

Role: Supports students on exchange programs (North & South America, UK, Ireland) and international research programs

Study Abroad experience: SIT (Vermont, USA)
Most recently visited: Ukraine

Contact Tara

Saskia Schaelicke

Saskia Schaelicke

Education Abroad Advisor

Role: Supports students on exchange programs (Continental Europe, Africa, the Middle East)

Study Abroad experience: Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada); research and field work (Syria, Poland, Slovakia); intensive language course in Moscow (Russia)

Contact Saskia

Kathryn Bauer

Kathryn Bauer

Education Abroad Advisor

Role: Supports students on exchange programs (Asia, Australia, New Zealand)

Study Abroad experience: Örebro University (Sweden) & the University of Helsinki (Finland)
Most recently visited: Birmingham U.K.

Contact Kathryn


Ernesto the Sloth

Study Abroad Mascot

Ernesto is the best "armchair traveller" around. While sitting at our front desk, he gets to experience the world through every new member of the UCalgary community who visits our office!

Not sure who to contact?

The email addresses listed below are monitored daily by our team of advisors. We guarantee a quick response time (typically within 2 business days or less) and will do our best to answer you, or forward your email to a more appropriate resource if necessary.

General inquiries

Please use this email address for all of your general Study Abroad questions.

If you are seeking information about outgoing exchange programs, research programs, or internship programs, please contact this email address as well.

Group Study Programs

If you have questions about any of our Group Study Programs, please contact this email address.

GSP Instructors: please note we are currently re-developing our Instructor Guide. You are welcome to email us with any questions.

Incoming exchange students

If you are an international student coming on an exchange program to UCalgary, please contact this email address. 

We also recommend viewing the Incoming Exchange website, as it contains much useful information!

Travel grant

If you are applying for the International Study Travel Grant, or have received the Grant and have questions about fulfilling your promotional requirements, please contact this email address.

More information about the Grant is online here.