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Mission Statement

The mission of the International Peer Advisor program is to support international students with their adjustment to Tufts and the US through peer-to-peer support and guidance. Through peers, students will learn about resources for navigating Tufts and will be able to build an inclusive community and connect with one another.

Apply to Be a Peer Advisor. If you are interested in becoming an undergraduate peer advisor, contact us at internationalcenter@tufts.edu.

Meet Our Peer Advisors

Undergraduate Peer Advisor Program

The role of the International Undergraduate Peer Advisor program is to support international undergraduate students through peer-to-peer connections. Peer advisors are other undergraduate students who have first-hand knowledge of the Tufts campus and university environment. They are available for one-on-one meetings and they work to connect international undergraduates to campus resources and other academic and extracurricular opportunities. Peer advisors are an important resource who can provide additional insight into how undergraduate international students can enhance their overall experience at Tufts. Contact a peer advisor to talk about:
  • Where to go to address get information about various issues and concerns such as academic, personal, or financial support
  • Identify ways to connect to campus extracurricular or other activities
  • Learn how to get practical advice on navigating the Tufts environment or pursuing different academic and professional opportunities
  • Get informal opinions and advice about how to make the most of your Tufts experience

Peer advisors do not provide advice on complex immigration, health, psychological or related private and confidential matters. However, they can provide directions to appropriate campus resources.

Rishabh Sharda (India), C23

School of Arts & Sciences
BS Economics, Minors in Finance and Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies

I am a rising sophomore with a keen interest in Investment Banking, Asset Management and Equity Research. Because of my interest in the finance industry, I am part of the Tufts Financial Group and the Tufts Real Estate Society. Over the summer, I have founded a financial consultancy to give equity solutions to traders in capital markets. I am also part of the Tufts Varsity Tennis team and I am very excited to be a part of the peer advising team as it will help me become a greater part of the Tufts student community.

Laura Harvey (United Kingdom), C23

Combined Degree School of Arts and Sciences and the SMFA
BA/BFA in Studio Art and Interdisciplinary Studies: Colonial and Environmental Studies

I am a sophomore in the combined degree program with the SMFA. I am from a small rural village in northern England, and before coming to campus, I took a gap year in Brazil with Tisch’s 1+4 program. There, I learnt to speak Portuguese, play and dance in carnival, and volunteered in waste management and environmental education. Now on campus, I compete with Tufts Ballroom team, dance with Tufts Middle Eastern Dance Group, and continue working on environmental issues with Tufts Climate Action and the SMFA Sustainability Committee. I am an avid podcast listener (I highly recommend All My Relations and Revisionist History) and will be working on the Tufts Daily’s COVID Chronicles Podcast. I love to travel, and hope that my 1+4 year, and my time at Tufts will be the start to a life of travelling, forming international friendships, making art world-wide, and contributing to efforts that will protect our natural world.