Are you interested in becoming a Global Learning student volunteer?
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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 Barracloughfirstname.lastname@example.org||AIFS||Summer 2023||Berlin, Germany||History Education, Eastern European culture|
|Rebekah Bestebreuremail@example.com||SAI||Spring 2023||Florence, Italy||AMDT and DTC|
|Sydney Binghamfirstname.lastname@example.org||CEA CAPA||Spring 2023||Barcelona, Spain||Marketing and Cougs Abroad|
|Makayla Danielsemail@example.com||Bilateral exchange||Fall 2022||Japan||International Business / Japan; Gilman scholarship process|
|Milo Edwardsfirstname.lastname@example.org||CEA||Summer 2022||Italy||Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies|
|Alyhiana Garcia-Barraganemail@example.com||Faculty Led||Summer 2023||Rome, Italy||Biology, Pre-Nursing, First Gen|
|Kaitlynn Guseyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Faculty Led||Spring break 2023||UAE/Dubai||Business, students who are parents|
|William Holmesemail@example.com||Bilateral Exchange||Spring 2023||Madrid, Spain||International Business and Marketing|
|Ellie Iribarnefirstname.lastname@example.org||SAI||Spring 2023||Florence, Italy||English and creative writing|
|Finn Maloneemail@example.com||IES||Spring 2023||Barcelona, Spain||Psychology, host families|
|Ashly Menafirstname.lastname@example.org||Faculty Led||Summer 2023||Barcelona, Spain||Biology|
|Natalia Ninemail@example.com||USAC||Spring 2023||Seoul, South Korea||South Korea, English, creative writing|
|Emma Oboyfirstname.lastname@example.org||CEA CAPA||Spring 2023||Seville, Spain||Finance and Spanish minor|
|Lara Palladinoemail@example.com||Exchange||Spring 2024||Switzerland||International Business, German|
|Lily Townsenfirstname.lastname@example.org||USAC||Summer 2023||Germany||International Business|
|Annica Ursinoemail@example.com||Faculty Led||Spring break 2023||London, England||Criminal Justice and Criminology, independent study abroad programs|
|Annika Van Veenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Faculty Led||Fall 2022||Switzerland||International Business, Finance, working in Canada|
|Antonia Ventimiglaemail@example.com||SAI||Fall 2023||Italy||Apparel Merchandising, Design and Textiles|
|Sasha Westfirstname.lastname@example.org||AIFS||Fall 2022||Salamanca, Spain||Spanish, International Business|
|Anika Wottrengemail@example.com||CEA CAPA||Spring 2023||France||Management Information Systems, International Business. Experience with scholarships and solo traveling|