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Drop-In Advising Hour

Drop-in advising is available with IOS Advisor, Brittan Duffing — no appointment needed!

When:  Every Wednesday from 4:00-5:00pm AND every Thursday from 11:00am-12:00pm during the academic year*.  *Check IOS Events calendar for cancellations of Drop-in advising. #Drop-in advising is not scheduled during official College breaks.
Where: Drop-in Advising meetings will occur virtually until further notice.
How to join:  1) Visit the IOS Events calendar.  2) Click on the event.  3) Then click “more details” to access the meeting link. 4) Join the meeting via Zoom link.

Advising by Appointment

Peer Advising

IOS Peer Advisor - Elsa A.
Elsa, IOS Peer Advisor

Available starting January 2021 — Mondays 10am-12pm; Tuesdays 10am-12pm; and Fridays 10-11am.

All IOS advising appointments with Elsa will be virtual until further notice. 

Hello! My name is Elsa and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am originally from Seattle, Washington and am a member of the class of 2022. I am majoring in biology and psychology with a concentration in neuroscience. In January 2020, I completed an interim program abroad in Ecuador to fulfill my Spanish language requirement. It was a great way to improve my Spanish skills, meet more St. Olaf students, and see a new part of the world. I am looking forward to helping students learn about the off-campus opportunities offered by St. Olaf, as well as things to think about when deciding to apply for an off-campus experience.

Make an appointment with IOS Peer Advisor

Upon booking your meeting, a Zoom Meeting will automatically be created and the link will be included in your meeting confirmation notice.

Topics that can be covered during IOS Peer Advising Appointments with Elsa:

  • Navigating & locating resources on the IOS website and Studio Abroad (application portal)
  • Program exploration (general)
  • Financial aid and scholarships (general)
  • Budgeting (general)
  • Identity/equity/affinity resources (general)
  • Questions/concerns related to studying off-campus (general)

Advising with IOS Advisor

Brittan Duffing, IOS Advisor
Brittan Duffing, IOS Advisor

Available by appointment Monday-Friday, year-round — including college breaks.

Appointments with IOS Advisor Brittan Duffing (link to bio) can be made up to 2hrs before the intended meeting time.  All IOS advising appointments with Brittan will be virtual until further notice. 

Make an appointment with IOS Advisor, Brittan Duffing

Upon booking your meeting, a Zoom Meeting will automatically be created and the link will be included in your meeting confirmation notice.

Example topics that can be covered during IOS Advising with IOS Advisor, Brittan Duffing:

  • Program Exploration and Selection
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Budgeting
  • Course Selection/Registration/Credits
  • Matters of Personal Identity in Relation to Off-Campus Study
  • Re-Entry/Return from Program Support
  • Transcript Processing (Credit/Grade Translation)
  • Other Questions/Concerns Related to Studying Off-Campus
Secondary Application (1)

Application Support

IOS and partner application support is available virtually by appointment and during Drop-in Application Support hours.

This includes:

  • IOS Off-Campus St. Olaf Application Advising
  • Partner/Provider Application Support (AFTER you have been accepted by St. Olaf)
  • St. Olaf Official Transcript Requests
  • St. Olaf Professor Recommendation Requests
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Appointments with Other IOS Staff Members:

To schedule an appointment with another staff member, send them an email.  You may also call 507-786-3069 or stop by the IOS Office (Tomson Hall 380) and an IOS  Staff Member or Office Assistant can assist you in making an appointment or directing you to the best appointment option or staff member.