Meet your SAPAs!

SAPA stands for Study Abroad Peer Adviser, and we are here to help make the process of studying abroad as easy and exciting as possible!  SAPAs are students who studied abroad in the past, loved the experience, and are here to help other students like you study abroad.  After you make an appointment, we will help you with any questions you have about courses, locations, or the study abroad process in general.  We meet with students at all stages in the process from thinking about studying abroad to preparing for departure. To request an appointment with a SAPA, send an email to with your name, major, time(s) available, locations of interested, or any other questions you may have.  If you don’t know some of that information, that’s fine too!  We are happy to give you any information whether it is general study abroad information or information specific to your study abroad plan.

Scroll down to learn more about your SAPAs.  We look forward to meeting with you!

I’m a senior in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Business and I spent fall semester of my junior year in Scotland at University of Aberdeen. I grew up in Colorado and had always wanted to study abroad to experience life in another place, and especially wanted to go to a place with a lot of history.

I chose University of Aberdeen because it was a highly rated university that was founded in the 1100s! So basically the buildings were gorgeous. Not only did I love the campus, but the people were so friendly and welcoming to the large international community in Aberdeen. I made a lot of friends with full-degree students as well as other exchange students and I still keep in touch with a lot of them! I also took advantage of the short distances between places over there by travelling almost every weekend to see everything I could in Scotland and England, and I was even able to make trips to Denmark and Sweden. 

I’ve worked as a Study Abroad Peer Advisor for over a year and a half to help make sure other Mines students are able to get as amazing an adventure as I had!

Feel free to contact me with any questions about study abroad, course planning, general info, or anything else. You can email or make an appointment!

Hope to see you soon! 

Sammie Inks

Chemical Engineering with a Business Minor, Aberdeen - Scotland

Hi! I’m Meg, I’m a Senior in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. I spent my Junior year studying at the University of Oviedo, in Spain, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I think studying abroad is a wonderful and important experience, and I can’t recommend it enough. I’d love to help anyone who’s considering going abroad find a school that will be perfect for them, and to make the experience as fun and unforgettable as possible.


Chemical Engineering, Oviedo - Spain

I am currently a junior in Mechanical engineering with a minor in economics. I studied abroad for my entire sophomore year for the 2018-2019 school year. During Fall 2018, I studied abroad at Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungry. For Spring 2019, I studied abroad at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. My favorite things to do when abroad was explore cities, shop, drink bubble tea, and eat food. I’m excited to help you on your study abroad journey! 


Mechanical Engineering, Nanyang - Singapore & Budapest - Hungary

Hello, my name is Eduardo Mendoza-Vega, and I am a junior studying Petroleum Engineering. I was born and raised in northern Colorado in the small town of Gilcrest. During the Spring semester of 2019, I had the opportunity to study abroad at Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid, Spain. While in Madrid, I was able to learn from different cultures, travel throughout Europe, and learn in a different environment. My favorite part about studying abroad was meeting all the other amazing exchange students that were in the country and be able to learn more from their cultures. Overall, studying abroad was an incredible experience that has left me with life-long memories. 


Petroleum Engineering, Comillas Pontifical University - Spain