What is the Study Abroad Ambassador program?click or touch to open

The Study Abroad Ambassador program allows returned study abroad students a place to continue their learning and share their experiences from abroad. It is also a place for students interested in study abroad to begin learning about the study abroad process and better inform themselves about the opportunities they may have abroad. The team empowers students to build on their global experience, and helps their fellow students develop an international scope within their academic experience. They also utilize skills learned abroad to plan outreach events and marketing campaigns to make study abroad more accessible for all students. 

Who are the Study Abroad Ambassadors?click or touch to open

In 2017-2018, the Study Abroad Ambassadors team is made up of 17 students:

Co-Chairs Albrianna Jenkins and David Peters, Bret Thomas, Janelle Piper, Harley White, Maren Daniels, Byjan Kajaei, Renee Reeve, Scooby Marshall, Jordan Early, Kelsey Hanko, Brinley Knowles, Saylor White, Jennings Kelley, Bailey Kitts, Myka Bland, and Gabbie Kelsey. Here are just a few:

David Peters in Wales

London was a blast but the Welsh country side stole my heart.

Co-Chair David Peters did a three-week travel study trip called Celtic Connections in the U.K. and Ireland.

Co-Chair Albrianna Jenkins studied for a semester in France in Spring 2017.

"Which do you want: the pain of staying where you are or the pain of growth?" -Judith Hanson Lasater

Studying abroad in Argentina pushed me outside of my comfort zone. It challenged me and opened my eyes to more of the world. Studying abroad changed my perspective, it will change yours too!

Jordan Early studied abroad in Buenos Aires Argentina in Summer 2017.

 

 
I learned so much about Celtic Culture and the history the United Kingdom. Plus, I got to drink tea every day so that was pretty cool.

Brinley Knowles did a three-week travel study trip called Celtic Connections in the U.K. and Ireland.

Studying in Japan granted me the most perfect way to learn about Japanese culture. It can be scary and different, but it's worth it, I promise.

Renee Reeve studied for a semester in Japan in Spring 2017.

 

 
 
"I want to go abroad to challenge my view of the world and myself. By learning Spanish, I can open up thousands of histories and cultures to myself and then use that tool to assist others."

Harley White plans to study in Uruguay for a semester in Fall 2018.

 

 

Studying abroad showed me just how strong, capable, and independent I am. I learned that my love for travel and adventure was eighteen times more than I thought it was, and I can't wait for the next adventure.

Jennings Kelley studied for a semester at the University of Bern in Switzerland in Spring 2017.

 

Franchez Marshall

Going abroad to Argentina granted me discovery of a new place within myself! I'd never thought this trip would've helped me grow as much as it did. This was an opportunity that really changed me for the better.

 Franchez Marshall studied abroad in Buenos Aires Argentina in Summer 2017.

 

Bailey Kitts

Go to the place you think most different from your home and you will find that people are still more alike than they are different. For me, this place was India.

Bailey Kitts studied abroad in Chambery, France Summer of 2015, India during J-term 2017, and will study abroad for a semester in the Spring of 2018.

 

Saylor White

I didn't think I would get the chance to study abroad in college nor get travel to all these different places. England and Ireland are where my family came from and I wouldn't trade this self-exploration for anything.

Saylor White did a three-week travel study trip called Celtic Connections in the U.K. and Ireland.

 

How can I speak with a Study Abroad Ambassador?click or touch to open

Study Abroad Ambassadors are an important part of our Study Abroad 101 series each term and are always willing to answer questions before and after the sessions. Your next chance to attend one will be Spring 2018. The ambassadors are also present at Pearson's Dining Hall several times a month to provide information on study abroad and the opportunities available  to students.