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Global Learning Peer Advisors

Walk-in advising hours

Come in and talk with a Peer Advisor for first-hand info about study abroad!

Bryan Hall 105

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Meet our Peer Advisors


Sarah Barraclough
Sophomore. History Education

Hello! My name is Sarah Courtney Barraclough. I am a current sophomore pursuing a degree in history education. I am very passionate about history and find Eastern European history fascinating! I extended my passion for learning that type of history in the summer of 2023 when I spent some time in Germany at Humboldt University of Berlin. I  grew up in Redondo Beach, Southern California. In my free time, I love to hang out with my friends and seek new places and adventures or go skiing with my family! 


Rebekah Bestebreur
Senior. Apparel Merchandising, minor in DTC

Hi! My name is Rebekah and last semester I had the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy. The thought of going abroad for the first time can be really scary and intimidating but I promise you it will be worth it. Studying abroad pushed me outside of my comfort zone, provided me with essential life skills, and allowed me to make memories that will last a lifetime.


Eric Guillot

Hey everyone! My name is Eric Guillot, and I had the privilege of studying in Barcelona, Spain, last semester. I never thought I would be able to study abroad with my two majors while also graduating on time. However, after some talks with my friends, counselors and the Global Learning office it became a reality. I spent 4 of the most memorable months of my life in Barcelona with fellow Cougs. So, if you ever need guidance through the application process or if you just want to hear what studying abroad is all about, please reach out to me!


William Holmes
Senior. International Business & Marketing

Hi! My name is Will Holmes and during the spring 2023 semester, I studied in Madrid, Spain, at IE University. I visited 17 countries during my time abroad with some of my favorites being Tunisia, Portugal, and Turkey. The best part of my time abroad was making new friends from all over Europe. I was the only person from the U.S. in our group and I enjoyed hearing their perspectives and sharing the experience with them.


Ellie Iribarne
Senior. English and Creative Writing

My name is Ellie Iribarne and I am going to be a senior here at WSU this fall! I spent my last semester in Florence, Italy, and had the best 3 months of my entire life. I am so enthusiastic about study abroad and cannot wait to work with my fellow peers!


Finn Malone
Senior. Psychology

Hello! My name is Finn Malone and I spent last spring in Barcelona, Spain, with IES Abroad. While abroad, I met people from all over the US and world and had the opportunity to travel to many countries in Europe. One of my favorite parts of studying abroad was living with my host mom and her adorable dog! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about any part of studying abroad! 


Natalia Nin

Hi, my name is Natalia! I am a senior at WSU and last semester I went abroad to Seoul, South Korea! I studied at Yonsei University in the heart of Seoul. During my time abroad I was able to visit most of the country! Some of my favorite cities were Busan and Yeosu. Going aboard was scary at first but I really enjoyed my time there. I highly recommend going abroad to anyone who is considering it!


Lara Palladino
Junior. International Business & Marketing, Art History, German

My name is Lara, and I spent my 2022 summer in Germany! I bounced between Dusseldorf, Cologne, Solingen, Bielefeld, and Frankfurt and had a great time. For this coming fall ’23 semester I will be studying in South Korea at Yonsei University and really look forward to furthering my art history minor while I’m abroad. One piece of advice I’d give fellow students studying a language would be to try and study in the country of that language’s origin because it’s such an immersive way to practice and perfect your skills. 


Lily Townsen
Junior. International Business & German

I studied abroad in Germany with a program called CBYX for 1 year. I plan on studying abroad during my senior year and hope to return to Germany again for a faculty-led study abroad program in summer 2023. If you want to know what to do when you get lost in a foreign country, ask me. I can be your guide on what not to do when you study abroad.


Annika Van Veen
Senior. International Business

Hi everyone! My name is Annika! I studied abroad in Switzerland for the fall ’22 semester on a Fac-Led trip and made so many incredible memories! I love to hike, snowboard, fish, and of course travel! I am a senior studying international business & this is my second semester as a peer advisor!


Sasha West
Senior. Spanish and International Business

Hi, my name is Sasha and I am an international business and Spanish major. I studied abroad in Spain fall 2022 with AIFS, and I am planning on studying abroad again in Colombia in 2024. Living in a different country with a host family was an amazing way to spend a semester, and I am excited to help other students reach their study abroad goals!

Global Learning Ambassadors

As a Global Learning Ambassador, you can represent the country, city, and program where you studied, and use your experience to help your fellow students decide whether to study abroad and where to go.

Students will contact you with questions about the city and country you were in, the specific program you went on, and more. You will draw on your own study abroad experience to answer them (and we will help you get prepared).

Contact an ambassador

Are you wondering what it is like to be a Global Learning Ambassador? Contact 1 of them (or 2 or 3) and ask about their experience.

Sarah Barracloughsarah.barraclough@wsu.eduAIFSSummer 2023Berlin, GermanyHistory Education, Eastern European culture
Rebekah Bestebreurrebekah.bestebreur@wsu.eduSAISpring 2023Florence, ItalyAMDT and DTC
Sydney Binghamsydney.bingham@wsu.eduCEA CAPASpring 2023Barcelona, SpainMarketing and Cougs Abroad
Makayla Danielsmakayla.daniels@wsu.eduBilateral exchangeFall 2022JapanInternational Business / Japan; Gilman scholarship process
Milo Edwardsmilo.edwards@wsu.eduCEASummer 2022ItalyWomen’s Gender and Sexuality Studies
Alyhiana Garcia-Barraganalyhiana.garcia@wsu.eduFaculty LedSummer 2023Rome, ItalyBiology, Pre-Nursing, First Gen
Kaitlynn Guseykaitlynn.gusey@wsu.eduFaculty LedSpring break 2023UAE/DubaiBusiness, students who are parents
William Holmeswilliam.holmes@wsu.eduBilateral ExchangeSpring 2023Madrid, SpainInternational Business and Marketing
Ellie Iribarneellie.iribarne@wsu.eduSAISpring 2023Florence, ItalyEnglish and creative writing
Finn Malonefinn.malone@wsu.eduIESSpring 2023Barcelona, SpainPsychology, host families
Ashly Menaashly.mena@wsu.eduFaculty LedSummer 2023Barcelona, SpainBiology
Natalia Ninnatalia.nin@wsu.eduUSACSpring 2023Seoul, South KoreaSouth Korea, English, creative writing
Emma Oboyemma.oboy@wsu.eduCEA CAPASpring 2023Seville, SpainFinance and Spanish minor
Lara Palladinolara.palladino@wsu.eduExchangeSpring 2024SwitzerlandInternational Business, German
Lily Townsenlily.townsen@wsu.eduUSACSummer 2023GermanyInternational Business
Annica Ursinoannica.ursino@wsu.eduFaculty LedSpring break 2023London, EnglandCriminal Justice and Criminology, independent study abroad programs
Annika Van Veenannika.vanveen@wsu.eduFaculty LedFall 2022SwitzerlandInternational Business, Finance, working in Canada
Antonia Ventimiglaantonia.ventimigla@wsu.eduSAIFall 2023ItalyApparel Merchandising, Design and Textiles
Sasha Westalexandra.west@wsu.eduAIFSFall 2022Salamanca, SpainSpanish, International Business
Anika Wottrenganika.wottreng@wsu.eduCEA CAPASpring 2023FranceManagement Information Systems, International Business. Experience with scholarships and solo traveling