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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
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
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
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
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
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
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