Peer Advisors

Mathieu Bérubé

Major: Hospitality and Tourism Management
Year: Junior
Email: z1732442@students.niu.edu
Working Hours: Monday 1-4 p.m. and Friday 8-10 a.m.

Study abroad program: ISA Florence, Italy

Other countries Visited: Ireland, Hungary, Austria, and the Netherlands

 

Why did you decide to study abroad?

I’ve always wanted to study abroad and my major in tourism was also a huge factor in my decision.

Why do you think it’s important to study abroad?

It’s an experience that opens your mind to other cultures and ways of life. I came back with a different worldview and a unique perspective on world affairs. My experiences now make me a valuable resource for prospective employers. Learning a language in its country of origin is also very helpful and another resume builder.

Any tips for students interested in studying abroad?

This a life changing experience so don’t be afraid to take the first step. I promise you won’t regret it.

Favorite excursion or adventure

I traveled to Capri, Positano, and Pompeii for my birthday weekend. By far the most beautiful places on earth. And who can say they spent their birthday hiking Mt. Vesuvius and wandering the ruins of Pompeii.