Peer Advisors

Jessie ShattuckJessie Lee Shattuck

Major: History

Minor: Classical Studies & Medieval Studies

Year in School: Senior

Email: jshattuck@niu.edu

Study Abroad Program: Educational Programmes Abroad, London

Other Countries you have visited: England, Italy, & Jamaica

Why did you decide to study abroad?

I decided to go abroad through EPA because not only was I able to take classes in London, I was also able to have an internship at the Palestine Exploration Fund Museum. I wanted to experience living in another culture, and also to have work experience that I could add to my resume for my future career goal, so my program was like hitting two birds with one stone. I also chose London because my historical concentration is Anglo-Saxon England, so it was very beneficial for me to visit archaeological sights and the British Museum and Library. 

Why do you think that it is important to study abroad?

I believe that studying abroad helps people become well-rounded individuals. It’s easier to understand how the world works when one sees it from different perspectives. Most employers look for those who have been abroad, because those with new perspectives can be an asset to their positions. In addition, going abroad is a phenomenal experience! Do it now while you are young and have resources through NIU.

Hours you are available in the Study Abroad Office:

Monday: 1-4:30 p.m

Wednesday: 8am-Noon, 1pm-3:30pm

Thursday:2pm-4:30pm