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Apply to be an I-Center Peer Advisor

Applications for summer + fall 2024 are now closed.

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.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming an undergraduate peer advisor, contact us at

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 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.

Meet Our Peer Advisors

Summer and Fall 2024 Lead Peer Advisor

Astha Shah, E26

School of Engineering - Computer Science and Mathematics

Summer and Fall 2024 Peer Advisors

Shahd Ahmed, E26

School of Engineering - Electrical Engineering (major), Engineering Management (minor)

Karla Armoush, A27

School of Arts & Sciences - Computer Science and Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Sol Brizuela Baez, E26

School of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Sydnie Chen, A25

School of Arts & Sciences - Engineering Psychology (major) and Computer Science and Cognitive Brain Science (minor)

Jean Pascal Cyusa, E26

School of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering (major), Computer Science (minor)

Laura Garavito, A25

School of Arts and Sciences - Physics (major) and Computer Science and Math (minors)

Ariadna Condezo Trinidad, A25

School of Arts & Sciences - International Relations, Civic Studies, and Latin American Studies

Staff Advisor: Julia Keith, Program Coordinator