Study Abroad Ambassador

Who We Are:

We are study abroad returnees.

We are passionate about our education abroad experiences.

We want to share our wonderful study abroad experiences with you.

We will help you to discover study abroad possibilities through our insights and expertise.

How To Join Us:

Are you a current AUM student?

If yes, have you completed at least one year study at AUM?

If yes, please read the Study Abroad Ambassador Program and Requirements.

And, fill out the Study Abroad Ambassador Information Form.

Conclusively, please return your form to Study Abroad.

 

 

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2017-2018 Study Abroad Ambassadors

Stephanie Baldwin (2017-2018 Study Abroad Ambassador)

Major: International Business

College: Business

Participated Programs: 2017 Faculty-Led to Spain, 2016 Summer Exchange to Mexico                          

Favorite Part of Studying Abroad: Experiencing new cultures and meeting new people.

Advice to Future Study Abroad Students: If you have the opportunity to travel, take it. Go with no expectations and be open to everything and everyone you encounter! You won’t regret studying abroad with AUM!

 

Christi Cochran (2017-2018 Study Abroad Ambassador)

Major: International Economics

College: Public Policy & Justice

Participated Programs: 2017 Faculty-Led to Spain, 2016 Faculty-Led to Europe, 2016 Faculty-Led to Italy

Favorite Part of Studying Abroad: My favorite part of studying abroad was learning about different cultures. I love having my mind opened up to different lifestyles all around me. In my trips, I am able to appreciate history and how well it is preserved and kept sacred to many people today. I love trying new foods and interacting with people around me.

Advice to Future Study Abroad Students: If I were to give any advice to future abroad students, I would say to keep an open mind and respect ALL people who you come in contact with. You are visiting other cultures and stepping into the lives of people you do not know. Their homeland and history is sacred to them just as your homeland is sacred to you. Really try to immerse yourself in the destination as much as possible. Showing other people that their culture is important to you is the best compliment they can receive.

 

Rebecca Graboys (2017-2018 Study Abroad Ambassador)

Major: Visual Art

College: Arts & Sciences

Participated Programs: 2017 Faculty-Led to England, 2016 Summer Exchange to China          

Favorite Part of Studying Abroad: My favorite part about studying abroad was learning different cultures and history.

Advice to Future Study Abroad Students: Have fun on the trip! Learn and grow from the experience! It can be a lot fun, but don’t forget to study for class.

 

Sangjing Kim (2017-2018 Study Abroad Ambassador)

Major: Communication

College: Arts & Sciences

Participated Programs: 2017-2018 Exchange from University of Ulsan, South Korea   

Favorite Part of Studying Abroad: I always have great interests in making new friends and having enjoyable experiences. My favorite park of studying abroad is to learn diverse cultures and have new places and foods with nice friends.

Advice to Future Study Abroad Students: Try everything you want to do! Be honest about what you want to express! Do not hesitate and do NOT stop learning!       

 

Austin Lisenby (2017-2018 Study Abroad Ambassador)

Major: Marketing

College: Business

Role: 2017-2018 Study Abroad Intern

Why I choose Study Abroad? I would choose AUM Study Abroad because of the opportunities that the program has to offer. Receiving school credit while experiencing a new culture is a fantastic way to learn and the program directors are very willing to help with any need a student may have!

What I know about AUM Study Abroad?  The Study Abroad at AUM are tailored around students that want to learn and grow. There are scholarships available to help with some of the expenses and so many resources to help with learning another country's culture. This program has many great people involved that want to help guide the students that are willing to commit to their education and take their learning to a higher level.

 

Kyra Nichols (2017-2018 Study Abroad Ambassador)

Major: Pre-Nursing

College: Nursing & Health Sciences

Participated Programs: 2017 Summer Exchange to Japan

Favorite Part of Studying Abroad: Being in a new place and getting to experience things differently than when you were at home.  Also the freedom is nice.

Advice to Future Study Abroad Students: Just do it!!! I know how scary it is to think about leaving the country by yourself to go visit another country, but the experience is worth it. Studying abroad is one of those once in a lifetime experiences. So if you want to do it, do it!!! Because you may never get the chance again.

 

Chris Parker (2017-2018 Study Abroad Ambassador)

Major: Chinese & East Asian Studies

College: Arts & Sciences

Participated Programs: 2016-2017 Exchange to Japan, 2015 Summer Exchange to Japan

Favorite Part of Studying Abroad: I really enjoyed having the opportunity to experience another culture and make new friends.

Advice to Future Study Abroad Students:  Classes are important and they should be your main priority. However, if you ever have the chance, then I would encourage you to get out; make new friends and experience the culture for yourself. Doing this will also be beneficial to your studies. 

 

Juyeong Park (2017-2018 Study Abroad Ambassador)

Major: Business Administration

College: Business

Participated Programs: 2017-2018 Exchange from University of Ulsan, South Korea

Favorite Part of Studying Abroad: Having new experiences with new people and new culture. It is really pleasant and worthy and I'll never forget.

Advice to Future Study Abroad Students: You should grab any opportunities to study abroad. Everything you explore during the experience will be lifetime invaluable memories to you. I'm sure that you will make amazing friends and experience a lot fabulous things through it!

 

Sofia Ravelo (2017-2018 Study Abroad Ambassador)

Major: Psychology

College: Arts & Sciences

Participated Programs: Pending

Favorite Part of Studying Abroad: I have not formally studied abroad (hopefully I'll be able to next year) but I have traveled to Japan and Ecuador, those experiences alone have broaden my perspective on culture and how amazingly different people can be, thus studying abroad gives us the unique opportunity to experience that.

Advice to Future Study Abroad Students: My advice to anyone who wants to study abroad is to research beforehand the country you wish to visit and always go in with an open mind. An openness to learn, experience, and create memories in whatever country you choose to study in. It's a wonderful opportunity for those who wish to experience life in another country.

 

Sizan Ridel (2017-2018 Study Abroad Ambassador)

Major: Accounting

College: Business

Participated Programs: 2016 Summer Exchange to Mexico                          

Favorite Part of Studying Abroad: Having the experience to go to such a beautiful country, and meeting so many new amazing friends.

Advice to Future Study Abroad Students: Your study abroad days will most probably be the most memorable university experiences you will have, so take the chance if you are offered the opportunity. I think learning about a new culture, and having friends abroad will always help you tremendously to develop a strong network of friends.

 

Chris Woods (2017-2018 Study Abroad Ambassador)

Major: Pre-Engineering

College: Arts & Sciences

Participated Programs: 2015 Summer Exchange to South Korea

Favorite Part of Studying Abroad: My favorite part of studying aboard was making new friends around the world and getting to learn a new way of living.

Advice to Future Study Abroad Students: Let your guard down and live life aboard get the whole experience.