IU Office of Overseas Study

Apply to be a Peer Counselor

June 1, 2021

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Dear Study Abroad Returnees,

The application for Peer Counselor for the Office of Overseas Study is open!

We are seeking well-qualified students who are keen to share their study abroad experience with others. Though the pandemic temporarily halted global mobility, IU students are still eager to study abroad! Working in the Office of Overseas Study allows you to share your study abroad journey –researching programs, applying, going abroad, and returning home – with other IU students.

Our goal is to hire students who represent different world areas and the diversity of the IU population. Work-study eligibility is not required. Please review the information below carefully before you apply.

All application materials must be received no later than midnight Tuesday, June 22, 2021.


Position Details

Students will have a regular schedule of approximately 5-6 hours every week between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., M-F. Additional hours are available for special projects, presentations, and events, which can include evenings or weekends. Presentations and events may be a combination of virtual and in-person delivery.

Salary: $15 per hour
Application deadline: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at midnight
Interviews with selected applicants: July 8 and 9 (via Zoom)
Mandatory training sessions: August 18, 19, and 20 (2pm - 5pm), at the Leo R. Dowling International Center.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates must be available to interview on one of the dates listed above.


To be considered for an Office of Overseas Study Peer Counselor position, you must:

  • Commit to working for the entire Fall 2021 semester. Preference given to applicants who can work the 2021-22 academic year (late August through early May)
  • Have successfully completed an IU study abroad program lasting at least four months
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, patience, responsibility and maturity
  • Have at least five hours of availability, M-F, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Commit to attending our training sessions

Expectations & Responsibilities

Peer Counselors will be expected to:

  • Explain the basics of study abroad to inquiring students
  • Guide students through program selection and the application process
  • Direct students to study abroad resources
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the host country in which they studied and a general knowledge of other IU and non-IU programs and procedures
  • Work scheduled shifts in the Office of Overseas Study between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., M-F
  • Set up and staff information tables on campus, as available.
  • Help keep materials updated by reviewing program binders and other in-office materials
  • Give classroom, residence hall and student group presentations about study abroad (in person or via Zoom)
  • Assist with information meetings and orientations (in person or via Zoom)
  • Help develop recruitment strategies and materials as needed
  • Provide additional office support, as needed
  • Attend initial and on-going training sessions

How to Apply

Please read all steps below before accessing the application.
  1. Fill out an application online.
  2. Upload your resume at the end of the online application.


  • Be as specific (and realistic) as possible about your availability.
  • Take advantage of your application to fully describe your skills and qualifications.
  • Include your first and last name in your resume file name.
  • We will respond to applicants after the deadline.

Please email us with any questions or concerns.


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Indiana University Office of Overseas Study
Leo R. Dowling International Center | 111 South Jordan Avenue | Bloomington, Indiana 47405