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Our office is open Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. Walk-in advising is possible, but appointments are preferred. You can make an appointment by calling 907-474-6396.

You can find us in 510 Gruening. If you wish to send us mail, send it to:
Study Away Program, Academic Advising Center
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 756400
1747 South Chandalar Drive, Gruening 510
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-6400

The following is a listing of staff members.

Nicole Balazs, Study Away Program Manager and Advisor

Nicole manages the study away programs and provides advising for UAF's exchange and study abroad programs.

Personal Profile: 
Nicole grew up in eastern Nebraska, earning a B.S. in Animal Ecology-Interpretation from Iowa State University.  She did an exchange to UAF through the National Student Exchange (NSE) in the spring of 2006, where she met her now-husband. Upon finishing her degree, she joined her husband on his exchanges to Portland State University (through NSE) and Finnmark University College in Alta, Norway through north2north), and finally moved back to Fairbanks in 2008. She earned an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from UAF in the summer of 2020.

Contact me if:  You have questions about or want to participate in an exchange or study abroad program.

Contact:, +1 907 474 6516