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!

The UCalgary International office is located in MacKimmie Tower
You can find us on the 5th Floor.

Please note that all Study Abroad staff are available
remotely during office hours:
weekdays, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Don't hesitate to email your program
advisor or attend drop-in Zoom
advising for any general questions!


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

Drop-in Zoom advising

Come speak with an advisor about global learning opportunities and have all of your general questions answered!

Drop-in advising is best suited for students who are not yet working with a specific advisor, have not yet applied/been accepted to a program, or who are seeking general advice about application processes, available programs, etc. 

Priority Deadline Application Advising

Wednesday January 6 from 10AM-12PM Mountain Time

Friday January 8 from 1PM-3PM Mountain Time

Monday January 11 from 1PM-4PM Mountain Time

If you are applying to an exchange, research, or internship program, these drop-in times are a chance for you to ask any final questions before the application deadline (midnight on January 11, 2021)! 

Drop-in advising zoom link

General Advising

Tuesdays from 10AM-12PM Mountain Time

Fridays from 11AM-12PM and 1PM-3PM Mountain Time

Please note: General drop-in advising will not be available over the winter break (beginning December 23, 2020). These drop-in hours will resume in the first week of classes (January 11-15, 2021).

Drop-in advising zoom link

Book a Zoom appointment

There may be circumstances where you need to meet with your specific program advisor - for example, after you have been accepted and are being nominated or registered for your program. 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 link for your Zoom appointment. 

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 "Advising", then "Study Abroad". Read the introductory text and 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

Janean Hodgson

Janean Hodgson

Manager, Education Abroad

Contact Janean

Laura Harris

Laura Harris

Manager, Education Abroad

Contact Laura

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

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Prachi Mishra

International Learning Programs Advisor

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

Contact Prachi

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Veronica Cardoso

International Learning Programs Advisor

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

Contact Veronica


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

Saskia Schaelicke

Saskia Schaelicke

Education Abroad Advisor

Role: Supports students on exchange programs and Group Study Programs

Study Abroad experience: Université du Québec à Montréal (Canada), research & fieldwork (Syria, Poland, Slovakia), intensive language course in Moscow (Russia)

Contact Saskia

Tara Jorgensen

Tara Jorgensen

Education Abroad Advisor

Role: Supports students on exchange programs and international research & internship programs

Study Abroad experience: Taipei First Girls HS (Taiwan), Meiji University (Japan)
Most recently visited: Ukraine

Contact Tara

Kathryn Bauer

Kathryn Bauer

Education Abroad Advisor

Role: Supports students on exchange programs

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

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!

Where's Ernesto?

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.