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Study Abroad Office
Staff : Paula Balzer
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Staff Details
Name:
Paula Balzer
Phone:
(480) 965-5965
Email:
Paula.Balzer@asu.edu
Office Hours:
To schedule an appointment, please see the instructions below. Appointments are scheduled through the online request system, as noted below. Please see the information below regarding Walk-In Advising Hours.
Department/Title:
Partnership & Exchange Programs
User Image About Paula Balzer:
Paula is an International Coordinator in the Partnership & Exchange Programs Unit of the Study Abroad Office. She works directly with students and support staff at ASU, and exchange partners, institutions, and providers in foreign countries, to coordinate the ASU Partnership and Exchange Study Abroad Programs in Australia and New Zealand. She also focuses on curriculum integration efforts for the office, helping to build and strengthen connections between study abroad and academic units. Paula holds an MA in Sociology from ASU and a BA in Sociology from South Dakota State University. She has been an advisor at ASU since 2006 and has previously advised ASU students in Barrett Honors College, the College of Health Solutions, and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
 
Before working at ASU, Paula was an advisor at the University of Minnesota and worked with students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, American Indian Studies, and Chicano and Latino Studies. Highlights included studying abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico and going on a site visit to Toledo, Spain. Paula also had the opportunity to backpack solo across Europe, after completing her master's degree. She traveled to France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Through all of these opportunities, Paula found a true passion for international travel and saw firsthand what a formative experience studying abroad is for students.  She hopes that she can help make studying abroad a reality for as many ASU students as possible!
 
Please see the information below regarding walk-in advising hours. To make an advising appointment online click the "Request Appointment or Information" link above & to the right. If you have not already logged in, you will be prompted to do so. 
  • Click "Click to request an appointment" in the center of the screen.
  • The current week will appear with time slots of appointments available - to look at future weeks, click on "next week" in the top left corner. 
  • Click the time period that works best for you and then "ok". 
  • You will be re-directed to the email/information request page.  Please enter any specific questions you have about studying abroad, including which programs you are considering and what term you plan to study abroad.  Please also include your ASU affiliate ID number (if you have one) in your appointment request.
  • Click "send!"
 
Walk-in advising hours will be available for Spring 2018 program applicants as noted below leading up to the September 25th application deadline. Please keep in mind, walk-in hours are first come, first served, so please plan accordingly. As a reminder, some study abroad programs have early application deadlines and/or they can fill to capacity prior to the September 25th application deadline! Do not wait to start an application!
  • Thursday, September 14th from 9:00-11:00am
  • Monday, September 18th from 1:00-3:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 19th from 9:00-11:00am
  • Friday, September 22nd from 9:00-11:00am 
  • Monday, September 25th from 1:00-3:00pm