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Do you have questions about a program, a city, or a country you are considering? You are not alone. Talk to someone who has been there before.

Global Learning Peer Advisors

Global Learning Peer Advisors are WSU students who have studied abroad. They are trained to help you become aware of global learning opportunities at home and abroad.

Peer Advisors lead Global Cougs 101 information sessions and are available in the Global Learning Resource Room (Bryan Hall 105) to answer your questions and via email throughout the academic year and summer. All of them are excited to help you with the study abroad application process and to share their experiences with you.

Meet Your Peer Advisors

Acaria Francis

“Living abroad was a great life experience and opened my eyes to new lifestyles. This opportunity allowed me to create friendships and gain connections with people from different parts of the world. I encourage others to study broad as a chance to create global friendships, gain invaluable experiences, and to enhance their global perspective.”

Adam Hureau

“Studying abroad allowed me to learn so much about a new language, culture, and people. I think all students should have the opportunity to experience life in ways they aren’t used to.”

Agata Skarbek

“Studying abroad made me realize that even things that seem impossible at first are always worth a try! I believe that pushing yourself out of your comfort zone in a foreign country and foreign college system helps WSU students realize their true potential not only as learners but also as global citizens.”

Alice Johnson

“I live by my motto: you can’t win the lottery unless you scratch a ticket. I carried this motto with me to Italy when I studied abroad. You never truly know if you are going to like something unless you just try.”

Skylar Hamilton

“Studying abroad was special to me because it was a faculty-led program, so professors who are passionate about what they teach us had the opportunity to show us the real thing versus using a PowerPoint or textbook. Going my junior year after taking our design history courses really helped us connect the previously learned material to reality. It was mind blowing not only to learn about the history of Paris but to actually stay right in the heart of the city and fully immerse ourselves in their everyday lives. Luckily, WSU also thought of going out of the city to visit Monet’s gardens, which was so inspiring as a designer.”

Brooke Nichols

“My experience abroad taught me that family can be found anywhere and that home is truly where the heart is.”

Hayley Martinez

“Studying abroad was an extraordinary experience that helped me realize the importance of learning about different cultures. Living in Barcelona, Spain, helped me get out of my comfort zone, make new friends from all over the world, and gain intercultural competence. Studying in a foreign country is such a valuable experience to get in college that helps students become more confident in themselves and exposes them to a new perspective.”

Kate Hulsman

“Studying abroad is the best way to immerse yourself in another country and meet people from all around the world. It helps you step out of your comfort zone while learning about yourself and other cultures.”

Lluneli Marin-Gomez

“I am beyond grateful to have studied abroad; my experience allowed me to seek an opportunity as a first-generation college student and expand my knowledge on a different place in the world! It was by far one of the most fun, challenging, and eye-opening experiences that I will forever cherish. I was able to learn about the roots and way of living in Seville, Spain, which impacted how I view other regions of the world. There are so many things you will learn, and a ton of experiences waiting for you when you study abroad.”

Malia Vance

“Studying abroad helped me grow into a more kind, thoughtful, and confident woman. I believe studying abroad is the perfect way for WSU students to find themselves in this big crazy world.”

Valeria Ortiz

“Going abroad was the most amazing experience! I loved living in Barcelona, learning about a new culture and meeting new people all while getting a great education. I grew and learned so much from this experience and I wish I could do it all over again!”

Allison Beggs

“Studying abroad means giving some of yourself to your new home and taking some with you.”

Global Learning Ambassadors

Our Global Learning Ambassadors, WSU students who have studied abroad, would love to share their experiences and insights with you about how they decided where to go, where they traveled, their specific program, and more.

You are welcome to contact more than 1 student ambassador. It is a good idea to get a variety of perspectives before making your decision to study abroad. Remember, the opinions and experiences of the ambassadors are personal and not necessarily those of the Office of International Programs.

Tips for making the most of your contact:

  • Research your program options and prepare some questions in advance
  • Keep an open mind. An ambassador can give great insight into the experience of studying abroad, but your experience will not necessarily be the same

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.



CityNameProgram TypeHost/Program
SydneyKate HulsmanProvider - ISAUniversity of Sydney


CityNameProgram TypeHost/Program
HarbinAdam HureauProvider - CET Harbin Institute of Technology

Costa Rica

CityNameProgram TypeHost/Program
Alajuela and San CarlosAgata SkarbekWSU Faculty-led Animal Production Systems in the World


CityNameProgram TypeHost/Program
DubrovnikEmilie PhilipsProvider - APILibertas International University


CityNameProgram TypeHost/Program
LondonKate HulsmanProvider - ISAUniversity of Westminster


CityNameProgram TypeHost/Program
ParisSkylar HamiltonWSU Faculty-ledParis: A Designer's View
ParisBrendan MarilesProvider - CEACEA Paris Center


CityNameProgram TypeHost/Program
BremenAllison BeggsWSU Bilateral ExchangeJacobs University Bremen
HamburgAllison BeggsWSU Sponsored ResearchWSU Department of Sociology & Honors College


CityNameProgram TypeHost/Program
PuneAllison BeggsWSU Sponsored ResearchWSU Asia Programs


CityNameProgram TypeHost/Program
Dublin & GalwayNatalie HeathmanWSU Faculty-ledBusiness in Ireland


CityNameProgram TypeHost/Program
FlorenceAlice JohnsonProvider - CEACEA Florence Center


CityNameProgram TypeHost/Program
TokyoVictoria PetersonCamp AdventureU.S. Embassy Tokyo

New Zealand

CityNameProgram TypeHost/Program
DunedinBrooke NicholsProvider - TEANUniversity of Otago


CityNameProgram TypeHost/Program
AlicanteKatie GrovesProvider - USACUniversidad de Alicante
BarcelonaOlivia EricksonProvider - SAIUniversitat Pompeu Fabra
BarcelonaAcaria FrancisProvider - SAIUniversitat Pompeu Fabra
BarcelonaHayley MartinezProvider - AIFSUniversitat Autonoma de Barcelona
BarcelonaValeria OrtizProvider - CEAUniversitat Autonoma de Barcelona
MadridMari McLaughlinProvider - USACUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos
MalagaAgata SkarbekISEP ExchangeUniversidad de Malaga
SevilleLluneli Marin-GomezWSU Faculty-ledFirst Generation Abroad