2017-2018 study abroad ambassadors standing on the W statue

Top row from left to right: Alvin Duong, Rebecca Crouse, Oscar Ponce; Middle row: Joseph Aserios, Niko Serpanos, Sergio Cedano, Clayton Avalos, Feruza Ghiaz, Kyra Laughlin, Brittney Phanivong, Helen K; Bottom row: Gloria Gonzalez-Zapata, Galina Adams, Camille Tiotuico, Amelia Payne, Sandra Le, Isabel Santini, Philip Palios

The Ambassadors are working with Global Initiatives staff to promote study abroad opportunities through a variety of creative initiatives and events throughout the academic year. 

Current Study Abroad Ambassadors

The following study abroad programs are programs that our ambassadors have participated in. Keep in mind that most of the study abroad programs are cross-disciplinary, therefore, multiple branches of knowledge will be involved. It is not necessary to choose a program pertaining to your major (although you can if you want to).

Read about the experiences that our ambassadors have shared throughout their study abroad program by clicking on their names. Find more posts on our Voices from Around the World blog!

Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)

Name: Allison Pace, Class of 2018
Major: Community Psychology
Program: Honors Rome: Staging the City: Performance, Power and Identity in Rome from Empire to Mussolini- Early Fall 2017

Name: Brittney Phanivong, Class of 2018
Major: Science, Technology, and Society
Program: English London: Spring in London- Spring Quarter 2017

Name: Isabel Santini, Class of 2018
Major: Mathematical Thinking and Visualization, IMD
Program: CHID France: Thinking Visually, Seeing Critically: Making Art Work in Lyon- Early Fall 2017

Name: Jakob Wilter, Class of 2020
Major: Pre-Major
Program: Music Spain: Sonic Spain - Music, Histories, and Cultures- Early Fall 2017

Name: Jessica McGarvie, Class of 2018
Major: Law, Economics and Public Policy
Program: When in Rome: Interdisciplinary Studio Art and Italian Culture- Summer 2016
 
Name: Oscar Ponce, Class of 2018
Major: Society, Ethics and Human Behavior
Program: When In Rome: Interdisciplinary Studio Art and Italian Culture Dance- Summer 2015
 
Name: Oscar Ponce, Class of 2018
Major: Society, Ethics and Human Behavior
Program: Healing and Community in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico- Summer 2016
 
Name: Oscar Ponce, Class of 2018
Major: Society, Ethics and Human Behavior
Program: CHID/English/South Asia Center India: Weaving Stories - Textiles, Fabrics, and Feminism in South India- Winter 2018
 
Name: Philip Palios, Class of 2018
Major: Culture, Literature and the Arts
Program: Greece in Relation to Europe and the Balkans: Travelers, Migrants, and Tourists- Spring 2017
 
Name: Samira Hirsi, Class of 2019
Major: Health Studies
Program: Italy: Interdisciplinary Studio Art and Italian Culture- Summer Term A 2017
 
Name: Sandra Le, Class of 2018
Major: Interactive Media Design
Program: CHID France: Thinking Visually, Seeing Critically: Making Art Work in Lyon- Early Fall 2017
 
Name: Yi Fang Wu, Class of 2018
Major: Pre-Major
Program: When In Rome: Interdisciplinary Studio Art and Italian Culture- Summer 2015

 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Name: Camille Tiotuico, Class of 2020
Major: Pre-Major
Program: Engineering Japan: Exploring in the Heart of High-Tech- Summer A Term 2017

Name: Derek Flett, Class of 2018
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Program: Renewable Energy in Japan- Early Fall 2017

Name: Payton Rollag, Class of 2019
Major: Pre-Major
Program: UWB STEM: Scientific Explorations of Art and Architecture in Italy and France- Summer 2016

Name: Pearle Maki, Class of 2018
Major: Biology
Program: From Andes to Amazon - Biodiversity, Conservation & Sustainability

Name: Rebecca Crouse, Class of 2018
Major: Biology
Program: From Andes to Amazon - Biodiversity, Conservation & Sustainability

 

Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS)

Name: Cassie Kays, Class of 2020
Major: Pre-Major
Program: French/Comparative Literature France: Paris in the Summer- Summer Term B 2017


Name: Clayton Avalos, Class of 2018
Major: Law, Economics, and Public Policy
Program: Honors Berlin: Negotiating Identities and Mediating Community- Summer 2017

Name: Dibbya Biswa, Class of 2020
Major: Pre-Major
Program: Philosophical Exploration and Social Action in the Sacred Lands of India- Early Fall 2017

Name: Denisse Gonzalez, Class of 2020
Major: Pre-Major
Program: Afro-Cultures of Brazil- Early Fall 2017

Name: Esther Ndungu, Class of 2019
Major: Pre-Major
Program: Afro-Cultures of Brazil- Early Fall 2017

Name: Esther Ndungu, Class of 2019
Major: Pre-Major
Program: Critical Perspectives on Ecotourism in Tanzania- Early Fall 2016

Name: Galina Adams, Class of 2018
Major: Global Studies
Program: Gender, Culture and Human Rights in India- Spring Break 2017

Name: Gloria Gonzalez-Zapata, Class of 2020
Major: Law, Economics and Public Policy
Program: Gender, Culture and Human Rights in India- Spring Break 2017

Name: Hannah Dinero, Class of 2018
Major: Global Studies, Media and Communication Studies
Program: Communication Spain: Understanding Spain through Written and Visual Communication- Spring Quarter 2017

Name: Katelynn Kennedy, Class of 2018
Major: Media and Communications
Program: AIS/CHID New Zealand or iSchool South Korea

Name: Kathryn Jacobson, Class of 2019
Major: Educational Studies
Program: TESOL Spain: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language in Leon- Early Fall 2017

Name: Keren Ferman, Class of 2020
Major: Pre-Major
Program: Afro-Cultures of Brazil- Early Fall 2017

Name: Kiana Reeves, Class of 2019
Major: Pre-Major
Program: Critical Perspectives on Ecotourism in Tanzania- Early Fall 2017

Name: Nicholas Serpanos, Class of 2018
Major: Educational Studies
Program: Buddhism and the Great Ganges River Experience: Philosophical Exploration and Social Action in the Sacred lands of India

Name: Rowaida Mohammed, Class of 2018
Major: Educational Studies and Global Studies
Program: Buddhism and the Great Ganges River Experience: Philosophical Exploration and Social Action in the Sacred lands of India

Name: Serena Tseng, Class of 2019
Major: Educational Studies
Program: Examining Township Community Development, Education, and Racial Disparities in South Africa (UWT Program)- Early Fall 2017

Name: Sergio Cedano, Class of 2020
Major: Pre-Major
Program: Spain: The Politics of Soccer in Spain and Beyond- Summer Term B 2017

Name: Steven Guardi, Class of 2018
Major: Environmental Studies
Program: AIS/CHID New Zealand: Sovereignty, Environment, and Representation in Aotearoa

Name: Tara Ferguson, Class of 2018
Major: Biology
Program: Socio-Environmental Studies in the Ecuadorian Mainland and the Galapagos Islands- Early Fall 2017
 
Name: Timothy Dennler-Church, Class of 2018
Major: Chemistry
Program: Ecology and Empire: Language, Culture, and Environment in Martinique- Summer 2015

 

Health

Name: Christina Mazumder, Class of 2020
Major: Health Studies
Program: Public Health in Uganda- Early Fall 2017

Name: Neha Chhabra, Class of 2018
Major: Biology
Program: Public Health England: Dark Empire: Race, Health & Society in Britain

Name: Zahra Aden, Class of 2018
Major: Health Studies
Program: Public Health England - Dark Empire: Race, Health & Society in Britain

 

Affiliated and Exchange Programs

Name: Abshir Ibraham, Class of 2018
Major: Pre-Major
Program: Qasid Arabic Institute- Summer 2017


Name: Alvin Duong, Class of 2018
Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Program: CIEE Paris Open Campus

Name: Billeh Scego, Class of 2019
Major: Pre-Major
Program: University for Foreigners Program in Perugia- Summer 2016
 
Name: Isabel Santini, Class of 2018
Major: Mathematical Thinking and Visualization, IMD
Program: CHID France: Thinking Visually, Seeing Critically: Making Art Work in Lyon- Early Fall 2017
 
Name: Joseph Aserios, Class of 2018
Major: Global Studies
Program: Cape Town Human Rights- Summer 2017
 
Name: Savan Vekaria, Class of 2018
Major: Pre-Major
Program: Goe the Institute German Language Program- Spring 2015

Read about the adventures of Study Abroad Ambassadors on the Voices from Around the World blog!

How do I become a UWB Study Abroad Ambassador?

Apply for the UWB Study Abroad Scholarship!