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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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