Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Jacob Schoofs

Title: Study Abroad Advisor

M.A./M.Sc. Europa-Universität Flensburg
B.A. Lake Forest College

Studied Abroad in: Germany, Worked in Germany

Jacob joined the Study Abroad team at Loyola in December 2016 as a study abroad advisor where he advises students about all the options available to them here at Loyola and helps with all phases of the application process. He comes to us from the non-profit sector where he worked for an intercultural learning organization which facilitated study abroad programs for current and recently graduated high school students. Travelling abroad has always been a pivotal part of his life and he has studied abroad several times throughout the years, once in high school, once in college and then again for his master’s degree. He completed his BA in Area Studies at Lake Forest College and his masters at the Europa-Universität Flensburg. A lover of the German culture and Language, Jacob has lived about 7 years in Germany in several different locations. When he is not travelling, he enjoys exploring new areas of Chicago, spending time with family and friends, watching movies and playing volleyball.

Where I’ve been: Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Kingdom

What do you most enjoy about what you do?

Helping students from all different backgrounds find the program that fits both their personal as well as academic interests and then to see all the great experiences they are having both abroad and once they return.

Fondest memory of studying abroad?

My fondest memories are just sitting around with my host family after dinner, laughing, playing card/board games and discussing the day.

#1 tip you give students who want to study abroad

Don’t hold back! There are so many opportunities and options for you to explore and really make your time abroad a once in a lifetime experience!