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Contacts & Advising

Advising Sessions

Study Abroad advising sessions help the student in planning and managing their experience abroad. The focus of the advising session is future oriented where students are in the driver's seat. The advisor will ask questions to help the student develop a manageable action plan. To ease the feeling of being overwhelmed, the meetings will be about 20 minutes in length. A student is allowed to meet with an advisor multiple times as long as the student is meeting the action steps they set.

Check out our drop-in hours and information sessions on our calendar or contact us at for an appointment.

Advising Calendar


ACES Education Abroad 
123 Mumford Hall 
1301 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801
Main Office: (217) 333-3380
24/7 Emergency Line: (217) 333-1213

Main Contacts

Jessa Barnard
Director, College of ACES Study Abroad

Ali Freter
Assistant Director, College of ACES Study Abroad
Specializes in faculty led programs

Greg French
Graduate Student Advisor (part-time), College of ACES Study Abroad
Specializes in semester programs

Emergency Contact

Phone: +1-217-333-1216
University emergency services