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 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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“My experience abroad taught me that family can be found anywhere and that home is truly where the heart is.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“Studying abroad means giving some of yourself to your new home and taking some with you.”
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.
|Sydney||Kate Hulsman||Provider - ISA||University of Sydney|
|Harbin||Adam Hureau||Provider - CET||Harbin Institute of Technology|
|Alajuela and San Carlos||Agata Skarbek||WSU Faculty-led||Animal Production Systems in the World|
|Dubrovnik||Emilie Philips||Provider - API||Libertas International University|
|London||Kate Hulsman||Provider - ISA||University of Westminster|
|Paris||Skylar Hamilton||WSU Faculty-led||Paris: A Designer's View|
|Paris||Brendan Mariles||Provider - CEA||CEA Paris Center|
|Bremen||Allison Beggs||WSU Bilateral Exchange||Jacobs University Bremen|
|Hamburg||Allison Beggs||WSU Sponsored Research||WSU Department of Sociology & Honors College|
|Pune||Allison Beggs||WSU Sponsored Research||WSU Asia Programs|
|Dublin & Galway||Natalie Heathman||WSU Faculty-led||Business in Ireland|
|Florence||Alice Johnson||Provider - CEA||CEA Florence Center|
|Tokyo||Victoria Peterson||Camp Adventure||U.S. Embassy Tokyo|
|Dunedin||Brooke Nichols||Provider - TEAN||University of Otago|
|Alicante||Katie Groves||Provider - USAC||Universidad de Alicante|
|Barcelona||Olivia Erickson||Provider - SAI||Universitat Pompeu Fabra|
|Barcelona||Acaria Francis||Provider - SAI||Universitat Pompeu Fabra|
|Barcelona||Hayley Martinez||Provider - AIFS||Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona|
|Barcelona||Valeria Ortiz||Provider - CEA||Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona|
|Madrid||Mari McLaughlin||Provider - USAC||Universidad Rey Juan Carlos|
|Malaga||Agata Skarbek||ISEP Exchange||Universidad de Malaga|
|Seville||Lluneli Marin-Gomez||WSU Faculty-led||First Generation Abroad|