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Student Ambassadors

Each year, the Global Learning Office (GLO) office selects study abroad alums to become student ambassadors. The GLO ambassadors are official representatives of the GLO office and advocates for their programs.  You can connect with GLO ambassadors based on region, country or specialty below. 

Ambassador & Fellow Finder

AmbassadorRegionCountrySpecialty
Kenya Alexander

Kenya Alexander

McCormick 2022

  • Program: Berlin: Global City in the Center of Europe
  • Country: Germany
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: First generation college students, International student, Race & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need

Hello! I'm Kenya and I'm a class of 2022 Chemical Engineering (although I'm currently switching to Biomedical Engineering) student! I'm originally from Trinidad and Tobago, a small twin-island state in the Caribbean so, in reality, my entire undergraduate experience is a study-abroad one. Because of that, I can truly vouch for the illuminating experience that studying abroad can be - for you to learn more about yourself and the world. This Summer I studied in Berlin, Germany, where I learned a lot about German history and culture and was able to indulge in a lot of great food! What I enjoyed most about my time there was visiting all the sites Berlin has to offer: from large parks to the abundance of malls, from outdoor cinemas to concerts and operas, and from cozy neighborhoods to metropolitan centers, Berlin is a capital with heart. Feel free to ask me questions about the study abroad application process, about studying in Berlin, my German language proficiency, or anything else!
EuropeGermanyFirst generation college students, International student, Race & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need
Audrey Angelos

Audrey Angelos

McCormick 2020

  • Program: University College Cork (Arcadia)
  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type:

Specialties: Race & Ethnicity

My name is Audrey, and I am a junior studying chemical engineering. I studied abroad fall quarter of 2018 in Cork, Ireland with the Arcadia University program. While abroad, I took classes completely outside of my comfort zone, and I got to travel to seven different countries. I grew up only 45 minutes from Northwestern's campus, so study abroad gave me the opportunity to really become more independent and self-reliant. I am so glad that I got the opportunity to study abroad and would highly recommend it. I know that as an engineer it was challenging for me to figure out how to fit in study abroad and still graduate on time, so I would be happy to help anyone who is concerned about academic calendars and figuring out study abroad with their major!
EuropeScotlandRace & Ethnicity
Neha Basti

Neha Basti

WCAS 2020

  • Program: DIS Copenhagen
  • Country: Denmark
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Affiliated

Specialties: Pre-med or pre-health, Race & Ethnicity

Hi! My name is Neha Basti. I'm a junior studying Neuroscience and Sociological Studies, and I'm premed. I studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark during Fall 2016 through their positive psychology core course. This experience challenged me in the best possible way and I'd love to share my experience!
EuropeDenmarkPre-med or pre-health, Race & Ethnicity
Shreya Bhadriraju

Shreya Bhadriraju

Bienen 2021

  • Program: Public Health in China
  • Country: China
  • Region: Asia
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: Race & Ethnicity

Hi! My name is Shreya and I am a junior studying Vocal Performance and Global Health Studies. I studied abroad in China during Summer 2019 and was a part of the Public Health program. Studying abroad in China was challenging but also incredibly rewarding. I have since discovered a passion for travel, languages, and exploring other cultures and I would love to share my experiences with you!
AsiaChinaRace & Ethnicity
Nefertari Bilal

Nefertari Bilal

Medill 2020

  • Program: SIT Morocco, CIEE Jordan, GESI Vietnam
  • Country: Jordan, Morocco, Vietnam
  • Region: Asia, Middle East and North Africa
  • Program Type: Affiliated, Northwestern

Specialties: Gender identity, Race & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need

My name is Nefertari and I am a journalism major. I studied abroad for the entirety of my junior year from Fall 2018 to Summer 2019 in Morocco, Jordan, and Vietnam. I would love to talk about race & ethnicity abroad, gender identity, how to go about funding your studies as a high financial need student, or using study abroad to gain work experience.
Asia, Middle East and North AfricaJordan, Morocco, VietnamGender identity, Race & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need
Keyla Carvalho

Keyla Carvalho

Medill 2020

  • Program: Junior Year in France
  • Country: France
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Affiliated

Specialties: First generation college students, International student, LGBTQ identity, Students with high financial need

I'm Keyla Carvalho, and I'm a senior majoring in both Journalism and French. I spent my junior fall (2018) in Paris with Sweet Briar College’s Junior Year in France program. It was a very fun time where I got to take fun classes, live with a French family, travel to different countries and even teach English to French middle schoolers. I'm happy to share my experience with anyone who's interested in the program!
EuropeFranceFirst generation college students, International student, LGBTQ identity, Students with high financial need
June Choe

June Choe

Weinberg 2020

  • Program: National University of Singapore Exchange
  • Country: Singapore
  • Region: Asia
  • Program Type: Northwestern Exchange

Specialties: Gender identity, Race & Ethnicity

My name is June and I am a linguistics major who studied abroad at the National University of Singapore during Fall Quarter of 2018/2019 academic year. As a 1.5 generation Korean American whose diaspora experience largely centers around issues of language, I was attracted to Singapore for its vibrant multilingual and multicultural community. My experience abroad has exposed to me to lifestyles that were different but weirdly relatable and helped me better understand my own identity in a globalized world. Furthermore, study abroad provided me with an an opportunity to put my mental health first without feeling like I was somehow falling behind academically by doing so. I returned with a renewed motivation, valuable life skills, and new friends, and I am excited to share more about my experience and help prospective exchange students make the best out of their own experiences.
AsiaSingaporeGender identity, Race & Ethnicity
Gabriela Czochara

Gabriela Czochara

WCAS 2021

  • Program: Spanish Language and Culture in Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: First generation college students, Students with high financial need

My name is Gabriela Czochara and I am a sophomore majoring in English with a Spanish minor. I attended the Barcelona Language and Culture program during the summer of 2018. I would love to share my time abroad and talk about anything; from the application process and financial need to appreciating the amazing Spanish culture and your time abroad. Studying abroad has been an incredible experience where I learned plenty about a culture I only previously read about as well as about myself and I am eager to offer advice and help others have the opportunity to do so as well.
EuropeSpainFirst generation college students, Students with high financial need
Jonathan deBruin

Jonathan deBruin

Weinberg 2020

  • Program: IES Abroad in Nantes, France
  • Country: France
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Affiliated
From Carol Stream, Illinois, Jonathan deBruin is currently a senior majoring in Legal Studies and French at Northwestern. Last spring, Jonathan studied in Nantes, France, where he took courses at the local university as well as taught English in a French high school. Outside of his academics, he is also a member of Northwestern’s Mock Trial team, as well as a drum major of the Northwestern University Marching Band.
EuropeFrance
Chris Donohue

Chris Donohue

WCAS 2021

  • Program: Energy Technology and Policy: Wanxiang Fellows Program
  • Country: China
  • Region: Asia
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: Accessibility, LGBTQ identity, Transfer student

Chris Donohue is currently a third-year student in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences studying Statistics and Geography and minoring in Transportation & Logistics. Hailing from West Springfield, Massachusetts, Chris participated in the Wanxiang Fellows Program in Summer 2019, and he describes it as one of the highlights of his college experience. His favorite part about the program is how it opened his mind to a new country, new cultures, and new academic disciplines.
AsiaChinaAccessibility, LGBTQ identity, Transfer student
Marco Espino

Marco Espino

WCAS 2020

  • Program: Boston University Madrid Internship Program & European and Spanish Studies
  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Affiliated

Specialties: First generation college students, First time traveler, Race & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need

I am a third-year studying Political Science & Business Institutions. I interned as an analyst at the Mexican Embassy in Madrid, Spain through Boston University's Madrid Internship Program. Studying and working while abroad changed me so much for the better that I wish I could live it again!
EuropeSpainFirst generation college students, First time traveler, Race & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need
Olivia Everhart

Olivia Everhart

SESP 2020

  • Program: Spanish Language and Culture in Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: First time traveler

My name is Olivia Everhart and I am a third-year student studying LOC, IMC and Spanish Studies. I studied in Spain as a part of the Language and Culture in Barcelona program in summer 2018 and my time abroad gave me the opportunity to get ahead on my minor and to go from never having left the United States to visiting five countries within seven weeks.
EuropeSpainFirst time traveler
Mari Gashaw

Mari Gashaw

SESP 2021

  • Program: Berlin: Global City in the Center of Europe
  • Country: Germany
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: First generation college students, Gender identity, Race & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need

Hi! My name is Mari Gashaw, and I am a sophomore. I am from the Boston area. I study Social Policy and Urban Studies. I spent Summer of 2018 in Berlin, studying the city and the German language. My newfound love for Berlin has only encouraged me to return!
EuropeGermanyFirst generation college students, Gender identity, Race & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need
Selam Getaneh

Selam Getaneh

McCormick 2021

  • Program: Queen Mary, University of London
  • Country: England
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Affiliated

Specialties: Race & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need

Hi! My name is Selam Getaneh, and I'm a third-year studying mechanical engineering. In fall of 2019, I studied in London through an Arcadia program with Queen Mary, University of London. While abroad, I was able to take cultural courses with site visits while also completing engineering courses towards my major. Although studying abroad while obtaining a McCormick degree required careful planning, all of that planning was well worth it in the end. Whether your questions pertain to the program, engineering requirements, or the best place to get afternoon tea, I'm more than willing to help in any way I can!
EuropeEnglandRace & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need
Rachael Goldberg

Rachael Goldberg

WCAS 2020

  • Program: Sciences Po - Paris
  • Country: France
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Northwestern Exchange

Specialties: First time traveler, Greek life

My name is Rachael Goldberg and I am a senior majoring in Economics and French, with a Certificate in Civic Engagement. I studied at Sciences Po in Paris through a direct exchange program during the Winter and Spring quarters of 2019. Study abroad was my first experience out of the country, so I am eager to help prospective students prepare for their own journeys abroad.
EuropeFranceFirst time traveler, Greek life
Austin Goodwin

Austin Goodwin

WCAS 2020

  • Program: IES Quito: Area Studies and Language
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Region: Americas
  • Program Type: Affiliated

Specialties: First time traveler, Students with high financial need

Hi there! My name is Austin Goodwin and I am a Junior majoring in Sociology, Mathematics, and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences. I studied abroad in Quito, Ecuador in 2018 with the intention of improving my Spanish, taking a break from NU, and becoming a little more worldly. However, my time abroad ended up being so much more than I could have imagined. I learned all about another culture, met people very different from those I had known before, and had incredible, once in a lifetime, experiences both traveling and at home in Quito. If you have any questions about studying abroad in South America I'd love to answer them!
AmericasEcuadorFirst time traveler, Students with high financial need
Elizabeth Anne Guthrie

Elizabeth Anne Guthrie

Medill 2020

  • Program: Spanish Language and Culture in Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: Accessibility, Greek life

I'm Elizabeth Guthrie, and I attended the Spanish Language and Culture in Barcelona over the summer. I'm a journalism major with minors in sociology and English and a Civic Engagement Certificate, and I would love to use Spanish in my journalism career. I am planning to do my Journalism Residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and after this summer in Barcelona, I feel prepared to spend a quarter doing bilingual journalism and conduct interviews and write articles in Spanish.
EuropeSpainAccessibility, Greek life
Erica Henschen

Erica Henschen

WCAS 2021

  • Program: Berlin: Global City in the Center of Europe
  • Country: Germany
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: LGBTQ identity, Pre-med or pre-health

Hello! I'm Erica and I am a Junior majoring in Neuroscience and German with a Pre-Med track. I studied abroad in Summer 2019 in Berlin, Germany through the Berlin: Global City in the Center of Europe program. While there I was able to visit major sites that I was learning about during my German history courses taken during the program. Outside of this, I was able to take classes at a German university and meet people from all over the world! Studying abroad has helped me make connections around the world, and has allowed me to express myself while learning about other cultures.
EuropeGermanyLGBTQ identity, Pre-med or pre-health
Lily Himmelman

Lily Himmelman

WCAS 2020

  • Program: French Field Studies
  • Country: France
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: Gender identity

My name is Lily Himmelman, I am an incoming senior who is majoring in French, and minoring in English literature and Anthropology. I studied abroad for my whole junior year in Paris through the French Field Studies Program (spending the fall with IFE, and the spring at Sciences Po). Throughout my time abroad I did three different internships (one of which was in the gardens of Versailles!) and took classes on topics including French history, film, biodiversity, gender studies, and sociology. This variety, as well as the length of time I spent in Paris allowed me to immerse myself fully in the language and culture. 
EuropeFranceGender identity
Christine Hwang

Christine Hwang

SESP 2020

  • Program: GESI Uganda
  • Country: Ghana, Uganda
  • Region: Africa
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: International student, Race & Ethnicity

My name is Christine, I'm a third year studying Human Development & Psychological Services and Psychology, with a possible minor in Global Health. I spent 8 weeks in  Uganda living with a host family and interning at a community-based organization focused on issues of gender equity/education, and I hope to go abroad again! Study abroad can be an extremely rewarding and nuanced experience - I have gained a wider community, reflections on cultures/various identities, and more perspective on my future paths. I am happy to share these experiences as well as support others thinking about going abroad!

AfricaGhana, UgandaInternational student, Race & Ethnicity
Lily Katzman

Lily Katzman

Medill 2020

  • Program: Spanish Language and Culture in Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Northwestern
Hi! My name is Lily Katzman, and I am a junior majoring in Journalism, with a minor in Spanish/Sociology and an Integrated Marketing Communications certificate. I studied abroad in the summer of 2018 through Northwestern's "Spanish Language and Culture in Barcelona" program. I had the most incredible time learning about the culture, meeting new people, broadening my speaking abilities, and finding all of the food "hotspots" around the city! Though my program felt like two days, I learned more about my strengths and weaknesses, and want to give prospective students everything they need to know about their future experiences! I'm also a member of the Northwestern Field Hockey team, so if anyone has questions about balancing a summer with many responsibilities, I'm your gal!
EuropeSpain
Jessie Li

Jessie Li

WCAS 2020

  • Program: King's College London Health & Society
  • Country: England
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Affiliated

Specialties: Pre-med or pre-health, Race & Ethnicity

Hi! My name is Jessie Li, and I am a third-year student majoring in Biology and Psychology. I studied at King's College London this past fall on the Health & Society program, and would highly recommend this program to anyone who is looking to immerse themselves in a vibrant, cosmopolitan city. I learned so much from my quarter abroad, both in and out of the classroom, and would love to chat about my experience!
EuropeEnglandPre-med or pre-health, Race & Ethnicity
Xunchuan Liu

Xunchuan Liu

WCAS 2021

  • Program: Energy Technology & Policy Wanxiang Fellows Program in China
  • Country: China
  • Region: Asia
  • Program Type:
Hi! My name is Xunchuan, and I am a political science major at Northwestern University. I studied abroad in China during the summer of 2018, attending the Wanxiang Fellows Program. During my time with the program, I sampled some fantastic and exotic food, got to know some of the local students, and immersed myself in the natural and cultural beauty. After the program ended, I also had the chance to travel throughout China, visiting some incredible locations to appreciate the full expanse of China's geography and history. I would highly recommend it if you have the time and passion!
AsiaChina
Margaux MacColl

Margaux MacColl

Medill 2020

  • Program: GESI; Arcadia - Edinburgh
  • Country: Scotland, Vietnam
  • Region: Asia, Europe
  • Program Type: Affiliated
Margaux MacColl is a senior from Westport, CT studying journalism at Northwestern. Last summer, Margaux participated in the GESI program in Hanoi, Vietnam, where she worked as a communications intern at a nonprofit. Additionally, she spent this past fall at studying at the University of Edinburgh.
Asia, EuropeScotland, Vietnam
Cindy Mei

Cindy Mei

WCAS 2021

  • Program: China: Political and Economic Development
  • Country: China
  • Region: Asia
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: First generation college students, Race & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need

Hi! I'm Cindy, currently a sophomore studying Art History and Journalism. I studied abroad with Northwestern through their China: Political and Economic Development program in the summer of 2018. My time abroad was a summer full of spicy noodles, Chinese pop music, and big smiles. Incidentally one of the best summers I've ever had, studying abroad in China led to view the world with a second perspective.
AsiaChinaFirst generation college students, Race & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need
Emmy Morgan

Emmy Morgan

McCormick 2022

  • Program: Berlin: Global City in the Center of Europe
  • Country: Germany
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: First time traveler

My name is Emmy and I am a second-year student studying chemical engineering! I studied abroad in the summer of 2019 in Berlin, Germany taking german language and culture classes. Through studying abroad, I was able to leave the States for the first time, have so many amazing experiences, and meet the most incredible people! I would love to chat or answer any questions you may have!
EuropeGermanyFirst time traveler
Ella Perrault

Ella Perrault

Weinberg 2020

  • Program: SIT Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights
  • Country: Morocco
  • Region: Middle East and North Africa
  • Program Type: Affiliated

Specialties: Gender identity, Race & Ethnicity

My name is Ella Perrault. I am a senior studying Neuroscience and French. In the fall of 2018, I studied abroad in Rabat, Morocco through SIT's Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights program. My time in Morocco will be something I always appreciate...not only because of the incredible adventures I had, but also because of personal growth I experienced that emerged from the challenges I faced.
Middle East and North AfricaMoroccoGender identity, Race & Ethnicity
Christina Price

Christina Price

SESP 2021

  • Program: Public Health in Mexico
  • Country: Mexico
  • Region: Americas
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: Religion & Spirituality, Transfer student

My name is Christina Price, and I am a junior studying Learning and Organizational Change with a minor in Global Health Studies. I participated in the Public Health in Mexico program during the summer of 2019. I was so nervous to study abroad, but I am so glad I took the risk! Studying abroad provided me with invaluable experiences that will be so hopeful in the future, especially in my career. Studying abroad also gave me the opportunity to meet many amazing people from Northwestern and abroad. I'd love to tell you all about it!
AmericasMexicoReligion & Spirituality, Transfer student
Luodan Rojas

Luodan Rojas

Medill 2020

  • Program: CIEE Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Affiliated
My name is Luodan Rojas and I'm a senior in the Medill School of Journalism with a minor in Environmental Policy and Culture. I studied abroad fall 2018 of my junior year in Prague, Czech Republic through the CIEE: Central European Studies program. My time abroad was filled with both ups and downs through which I learned a lot about engaging with new people and cultures. Just like entering Northwestern, I learned to create a new living and learning environment in Prague. I was also able to visit other countries and cities I would never have even considered going to since Prague's location was very central and opened up a lot of new doors for me.
EuropeCzech Republic
Amar Shabeeb

Amar Shabeeb

Medill

  • Program: Berlin: Global City in the Center of Europe
  • Country: Germany
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: Race & Ethnicity, Religion & Spirituality, Transfer student

My name is Amar Shabeeb, and I am a junior studying in Medill with a double major in Political Science and Journalism. As a transfer student, I thought I wouldn't be able to study abroad; yet, last summer, I studied in Germany through Northwestern's Berlin: Global City in the Center of Europe program. My time abroad enabled me to diversify my perspective and learn about global politics from an entirely new lens. It was an invaluable experience, and I would highly recommend it to every Northwestern student.
EuropeGermanyRace & Ethnicity, Religion & Spirituality, Transfer student
Emily Suen

Emily Suen

WCAS 2021

  • Program: Energy Technology & Policy Wanxiang Fellows Program in China
  • Country: China
  • Region: Asia
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: Pre-med or pre-health

Hi! My name is Emily, and I'm a sophomore studying Neuroscience and Global Health Studies. During the summer of 2018, I participated in the Energy Technology & Policy: Wanxiang Fellows Program. Spending a summer abroad in China was one of the best decisions I made during my freshman year. Study abroad effectively incorporates culture, community, and language into the core aspect of academics, allowing us to grow in so many different ways.
AsiaChinaPre-med or pre-health
Lydia Teferra

Lydia Teferra

WCAS 2020

  • Program: Public Health in South Africa¬†
  • Country: South Africa
  • Region: Africa
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: First time traveler, Race & Ethnicity

My name is Lydia Teferra and I'm a fourth-year student majoring in Psychology and Global Health. I studied abroad in Spring of 2019 and took part in the Public Health and Development program in South Africa. This marked my first time traveling by myself and despite my initial worries, I had the absolute best time learning about different health systems while also going to rugby games, visiting an ostrich farm, and even getting the chance to see and hug an elephant in person. The unique set of experiences provided to me by going abroad cannot be replicated anywhere else and I'm forever grateful that I took the plunge and got to live this opportunity and meet a bunch of great people in the process.
AfricaSouth AfricaFirst time traveler, Race & Ethnicity
Emily Torre

Emily Torre

WCAS 2020

  • Program: Central European Studies in Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Affiliated

Specialties: Pre-med or pre-health, Race & Ethnicity

Hi! My name is Emily Torre. I'm double majoring in Psychology and Religious Studies with a concentration in Religion, Health, and Medicine. I'm also Pre-Med. I studied abroad on the Central European Studies Program in Prague in Fall 2018. I had an incredible experience in Prague and would love to talk about it if you have any questions!
EuropeCzech RepublicPre-med or pre-health, Race & Ethnicity
Jon Toussaint

Jon Toussaint

SoC 2020

  • Program: Junior Year in France
  • Country: France
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Affiliated

Specialties: LGBTQ identity, Religion & Spirituality

Hi! My name is Jon Toussaint and I’m a junior here at NU studying Theatre and minoring in French/Psychology with a certificate in Music Theatre. I spent my junior fall in Paris with Sweet Briar College’s Junior Year in France program. I took a mixture of local university classes and program-specific courses, took dance classes at a studio in Paris, taught English to French high schoolers, and learned how to travel Europe without breaking the bank! I am a rare Theatre major who managed to study abroad in the fall—if you’re a Theatre major (or anyone) considering study abroad options and not sure how to make it work, let’s talk!
EuropeFranceLGBTQ identity, Religion & Spirituality
Yuri Villa

Yuri Villa

WCAS 2020

  • Program: GESI Guatemala
  • Country:
  • Region:
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: First generation college students, Greek life, Race & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need

My name is Yuri and I did the GESI Guatemala program during the Summer of 2019. I am a Sociology major with a minor in Legal Studies. This summer I got to work with an educational center in a Mayan indigenous community which has been my favorite experience as an undergrad.
First generation college students, Greek life, Race & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need
Chloe Wong

Chloe Wong

WCAS 2021

  • Program: Public Health in Europe
  • Country: France
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Northwestern

Specialties: First generation college students, First time traveler, Greek life, Pre-med or pre-health, Race & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need

Hello! My name is Chloe Wong and I am a sophomore studying Anthropology and Global Health Studies. I studied abroad in Paris via the Public Health in Europe program in Fall 2018. Spending a quarter in Paris was one of the best decisions I made and allowed me to examine society through another perspective. Whether it's the program, Parisian life, or where the best pastries are, I'm happy to share my experiences!
EuropeFranceFirst generation college students, First time traveler, Greek life, Pre-med or pre-health, Race & Ethnicity, Students with high financial need
Elizabeth Wuertley

Elizabeth Wuertley

WCAS 2022

  • Program: Public Health in Mexico
  • Country: Mexico
  • Region: Americas
  • Program Type:

Specialties: Gender identity, Pre-med or pre-health, Religion & Spirituality, Students with high financial need

My name is Elizabeth Wuertley and I am a Sophomore studying Biological Sciences and Global Health Studies. I studied abroad this past Summer 2019 in Mexico City on the Public Health in Mexico program. My time in Mexico was amazing, but it was also the craziest 8 weeks of my life. Learning about Mexico and its healthcare system was very interesting and amazing to learn in depth about, but living in the heart of a megacity in a foreign country was really challenging. However, after I adjusted to Mexican life, it was smooth sailing from there, and it was a little challenging to adjust to American life again once I was home!
AmericasMexicoGender identity, Pre-med or pre-health, Religion & Spirituality, Students with high financial need
Michelle Zhou

Michelle Zhou

SESP 2021

  • Program: IES Arles
  • Country: France
  • Region: Europe
  • Program Type: Affiliated

Specialties: International student

Hi, my name is Michelle and I am a sophomore majoring in Learning and Organizational Changes, Economics and French. Last summer, I studied abroad in Arles, France through the IES abroad program. During my time there, I stayed with a host family, took classes in Art History of French Impressionism and Sociology in French Immigration, and traveled around in France over weekends. This program helped me to explore further about the French culture and improve my French language skills, and has inspired me to perhaps work in Europe in the near future. I really enjoyed my time spent with this IES program and I have become an IES ambassador on NU campus. I will be more than happy to answer any questions related to IES and my experience abroad! 
EuropeFranceInternational student