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Peer Advisors

Sara hiking in the Finnish Lapland.

Sara Masoudi

Sara is a 4th year Computer Science major at UMBC. She studied abroad in the Fall 2016 semester on an exchange program to Malardalen University in Västerås, Sweden. While abroad, Sara was also able to visit Denmark, Poland, the UK, Germany and Finland. Her favorite trip was 5 day trip she took with her university’s student union to a resort in the Finnish Lapland. There, Sara got to meet all the other international students studying at Malardalen, take reindeer and husky sleigh rides, eat traditional Finnish foods and even got to visit the real Santa’s village in Rovaniemi (more commonly known as the North Pole).

She joined the Study Abroad Office in February 2017 upon her return to the states. When shes not napping, Sara enjoys consuming unhealthy amounts of Chipotle and watching Parks and Recreation for the millionth time. After graduation, Sara will be moving to Connecticut to be a software engineer for ESPN.

Megan supporting the Costa Rican soccer team with her pup.

Megan Savastuk

Megan is a senior and majoring in Global Studies.She studied abroad in the summer of 2017 back to her home country, San Jose, Costa Rica. Her favorite memory studying abroad was being able to explore and learn about her culture whether it be the people, food, traditions or buy some fresh fruit from the farmers market down the street. Her favorite trip was to Manuel Antonio National Park. It’s renowned for its vast diversity of tropical plants and wildlife, from three-toed sloths and endangered white-faced Capuchin monkeys to hundreds of bird species.

She joined the Study Abroad Office in February 2018. After graduating in May 2018, she plans to travel to Japan and Korea!

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