Study Abroad

Contact a Global Ambassador 

Global Ambassadors are peer mentors, inspiration leaders, and expert travelers who have participated in various global engagement programs around the world.

Many of our other ambassadors have had multiple experiences abroad, semester as well as winter term. If you have questions about global engagement at Elon, get connected with a Global Ambassador! Email globalambassadors@elon.edu to arrange a meeting!

Ways to get connected:

  1. Click a loation on the map below and see who has been where! 
  2. Email globalambassadors@elon.edu about being paired with an ambassador, or email any specific questions only students can answer.
  3. Come to the Global Education Center (GEC) on the 3rd floor of Global Commons during "Quick Questions".
    • Wednesdays 2-4 PM
    • Thursdays 9-11 AM
  4. Drop by the GEC to talk to our Global Ambassador Coordinators during their office hours:
    • Brett Kellaher
              Tuesdays: 12-4 PM
              Thursdays: 12-2 PM
    • Cameron Magida
              Mondays: 1-3 PM
              Tuesdays: 2:30-4:30 PM
              Fridays: 10 AM-12 PM

 

Visit the Global Ambassadors website to learn more about becoming an ambassador.
If you attended a Global Engagement 101 session, complete this survey!

 

Find an Ambassador for exactly what you are looking for!

                 

 

                 

 

                 

 

Study USA

Lexi Hirvo

Programs: Elon in New York City (NYC); WT South Africa: The Call of South Africa
Majors: Psychology and Drama & Theatre Studies, minor in Communications
Email: ahirvo@elon.edu

 

Nikki Cole

Program: Elon in New York City (NYC)
Major: Communication Design, minor in Digital Art
Email: ncole@elon.edu

 

Sarah Anne Bickel

Programs: WT Great Structures of Europe: Technology & History; Elon in New York City (NYC)
Major: Marketing, minors in Human Services and Accounting
Class: 2017
Email: sbickel@elon.edu

 

Vanessa Vargo

Programs: Elon in New York City (NYC); China, Beijing: The Beijing Center; WT Holocaust Journey
Major: Accounting, minor in International Studies
Class: 2017
Email: vvargo@elon.edu

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Research/Internship

Claire Bishop (internship)

Programs: New Zealand, Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington (Arcadia);WT Greece: Classics in Context
Major: Theatrical Design & Production and Arts Administration, minor in Business Administration
Class: 2017
Email: cbishop6@elon.edu

 

Camryn Bindra (internship)

Programs: Elon in New York City (NYC); WT France: Eat, Pray, Love - Sacred Space & the Place of Religion in 21st Century France; Peru: Wilderness and Adventure Therapy (Embedded)
Major: Psychology, minor in Human Services
Email: cbindra@elon.edu

 

Chelsea Saunders (internship)

Program: Elon in New York City (NYC)
Major: Strategic Communications, minor in Leadership Studies
Class: 2017
Email: csaunders15@elon.edu

 

Cierra Seawright (internship)

Programs: Elon in Los Angeles (LA); WT Ghana: Performing Arts in a Cultural Context
Majors: Dance Performance and Strategic Communications
Email: cseawright@elon.edu

 

David May (internship)

Program: China, Shanghai: Love School of Business Center Abroad (CIEE)
Major: Marketing, minor in Environmental Studies
Class: 2017
Email: dmay3@elon.edu

 

Jess Carlin (internship)

Programs: Elon in New York City (NYC); Foundation for International Education (Dublin); WT Hawaii: Nation or State? In Search of Hawaiian Identity
Major: Strategic Communications
Class: 2017
Email: jcarlin@elon.edu

 

Jo Kelly (research)

Program: Tanzania: Wildlife Ecology & Management Studies (SFS)
Major: Biology, minor in Chemistry
Class: 2018
Email: jkelly17@elon.edu

 

Justin Scott (internship)

Program: China, Shanghai: Love School of Business Center Abroad (CIEE)
Major: Finance, minor in Entrepreunership
Class: 2017
Emial: jscott29@elon.edu

 

Konnor Yurchak (internship)

Programs: England, London: Elon Center Abroad (FIE); WT South Africa: The Call of South Africa
Major: Strategic Communications and Psychology, minor in Professional Sales
Class: 2018
Email: kyurchak@elon.edu

 

Lexi Hirvo (internship)

Programs: Elon in New York City (NYC); WT South Africa: The Call of South Africa
Majors: Psychology and Drama & Theatre Studies, minor in Communications
Email: ahirvo@elon.edu

 

Matt Williamson (internship)

Program: Elon in Los Angeles (LA)
Major: Broadcast Journalism, minor in Political Science
Email: mwilliamson9@elon.edu

 

Nikki Cole (internship)

Program: Elon in New York City (NYC)
Major: Communication Design, minor in Digital Art
Email: ncole@elon.edu

 

Sarah Anne Bickel (internship)

Programs: Elon in New York City (NYC); WT Great Structures of Europe: Technology & History
Major: Marketing, minors in Human Services and Accounting
Class: 2017
Email: sbickel@elon.edu

 

Shay Thomas (internship)

Programs: Washington, D.C.: The Washington Center (TWC); WT France: Eat, Pray, Love - Sacred Space & the Place of Religion in 21st Century France, United States
Major: Political Science, minors in International Studies and Psychology
Class: 2017
Email: sthomas25@elon.edu

 

Vanessa Vargo (internship)

Programs: Elon in New York City (NYC); China, Beijing: The Beijing Center; WT Holocaust Journey
Major: Accounting, minor in International Studies
Class: 2017
Email: vvargo@elon.edu

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Winter Term/ Faculty-Led

Abby Palmer

Programs: WT India: Public Health Practicum; South Africa, Cape Town: Arts & Sciences (CIEE),
Major: Public Health, minor in Psychology
Class: 2017
Email: apalmer6@elon.edu

 

Alexa Lowey

Programs: WT India: Education and Development; Denmark, Copenhagen: DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia
Major: Human Service Studies, minors in Psychology and Business Administration
Class: 2017
Email: alowey@elon.edu

 

Cameron Magida (Student Coordinator)

Programs: WT Holocaust Journey; Denmark, Copenhagen: DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia
Major: Strategic Communications, minors in International Studies and Spanish
Class: 2017
Email: cmagida@elon.edu

 

Camryn Bindra

Programs: WT France: Eat, Pray, Love - Sacred Space & the Place of Religion in 21st Century France; Elon in New York City (NYC); Peru: Wilderness and Adventure Therapy (Embedded)
Major: Psychology, minor in Human Services
Email: cbindra@elon.edu

 

Cierra Seawright

Programs: WT Ghana: Performing Arts in a Cultural Context; Elon in Los Angeles (LA)
Majors: Dance Performance and Strategic Communications
Email: cseawright@elon.edu

 

Claire Bishop

Programs: WT Greece: Classics in Context; New Zealand, Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington (Arcadia)
Major: Theatrical Design & Production and Arts Administration, minor in Business Administration
Class: 2017
Email: cbishop6@elon.edu

 

Erica Katchen

Programs: WT Peru: The Living Heritage of the Andes: Language, Society, & Environment; Australia, Sunshine Coast: The University of the Sunshine Coast 
Major: Cinema and Television Arts, minor in International Studies
Class: 2017
Email: ekatchen@elon.edu

 

Jess Carlin

Programs: WT Hawaii: Nation or State? In Search of Hawaiian Identity; Foundation for International Education (Dublin); Elon in New York City (NYC)
Major: Strategic Communications
Class: 2017
Email: jcarlin@elon.edu

 

Julia Giordano

Programs: WT Holocaust Journey; Australia, Sunshine Coast: The University of the Sunshine Coast
Major: Exercise Science, minor in Psychology
Class: 2017
Email: jgiordano2@elon.edu

 

Konnor Yurchak

Programs: WT South Africa: The Call of South Africa; England, London: Elon Center Abroad (FIE)
Major: Strategic Communications and Psychology, minor in Professional Sales
Class: 2018
Email: kyurchak@elon.edu

 

Lexi Hirvo

Programs: WT South Africa: The Call of South Africa; Elon in New York City (NYC)
Majors: Psychology and Drama & Theatre Studies, minor in Communications
Email: ahirvo@elon.edu

 

Melanie Mackin

Programs:WT Peru: The Living Heritage of the Andes: Language, Society, & Environment; Ireland, Dublin: Dublin Business School & School of Arts - DBS (FIE)
Major: Public Health Studies, minor in Business Administration
Class: 2017
Email: mmackin@elon.edu

 

Olivia Allen

Programs: WT Greece: Classics in Context; Denmark, Copenhagen: DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia
Major: Biology, minors in Neuroscience and Psychology
Class: 2017
Email: oallen2@elon.edu

 

Rebecca Venetianer

Programs: WT India: Public Health Practicum; Denmark, Copenhagen: DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia
Major: Statistics and Public Health, minor in Biology
Class: 2017
Email: rvenetianer@elon.edu

 

Sarah Anne Bickel

Programs: WT Great Structures of Europe: Technology & History; Elon in New York City (NYC)
Major: Marketing, minors in Human Services and Accounting
Class: 2017
Email: sbickel@elon.edu

 

Sarah Canipe

Programs: WT India: Education & Development; Peru: Wilderness and Adventure Therapy (Embedded)
Major: Psychology, minor in Human Services and Adventure Based Learning
Class: 2018
Email: scanipe2@elon.edu

 

Shay Thomas

Programs: WT France: Eat, Pray, Love - Sacred Space & the Place of Religion in 21st Century France, United States; Washington, D.C.: The Washington Center (TWC)
Major: Political Science, minors in International Studies and Psychology
Class: 2017
Email: sthomas25@elon.edu

 

Vanessa Vargo

Programs: WT Holocaust Journey; Elon in New York City (NYC); China, Beijing: The Beijing Center
Major: Accounting, minor in International Studies
Class: 2017
Email: vvargo@elon.edu

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Semester Travel-Embedded

Camryn Bindra

Programs: Peru: Wilderness and Adventure Therapy (Embedded); Elon in New York City (NYC); WT France: Eat, Pray, Love - Sacred Space & the Place of Religion in 21st Century France
Major: Psychology, minor in Human Services
Email: cbindra@elon.edu

 

Sarah Canipe

Programs: Peru: Wilderness and Adventure Therapy (Embedded); WT India: Education & Development
Major: Psychology, minor in Human Services and Adventure Based Learning
Class: 2018
Email: scanipe2@elon.edu

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Fellows Programs

Ben Lutz

Programs: Jordan, Amman: Diplomacy & Policy Studies (CIEE), ISA and CLS (Morocco)
Major: International & Global Studies and Political Science, minors in Middle East Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, and Interreligious Studies
Class: 2017
Email: blutz3@elon.edu

 

Bryan Speake

Programs: WT: Business Fellows (RM) - Cuba; Spain, Seville: Language & Society (CIEE)
Major: Finance, minors in Accounting and Entrepreneurship
Class: 2017
Email: bspeake@elon.edu

 

Claire Gaskill

Program: WT: Business Fellows
Major: Finance and Marketing
Class: 2019
Email: cgaskill@elon.edu

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 Love School of Business

Brett Kellaher (Student Coordinator)

Program: Spain, Barcelona: Business & Culture (CIEE)
Major: International Business, minors in Leadership Studies & Spanish
Program: CIEE (Barcelona)
Class: 2017
Email: bkellaher@elon.edu

 

Bryan Speake

Programs: Spain, Seville: Language & Society (CIEE); WT: Business Fellows (RM) - Cuba
Major: Finance, minors in Accounting and Entrepreneurship
Class: 2017
Email: bspeake@elon.edu

 

Claire Bishop

Programs: New Zealand, Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington (Arcadia); WT Greece: Classics in Context
Major: Theatrical Design & Production and Arts Administration, minor in Business Administration
Class: 2017
Email: cbishop6@elon.edu

 

Dani Halliday

Program: Semester at Sea
Major: Sport and Event Management, minors in Business Administration and Professional Writing
Class: 2017
Email: dhalliday@elon.edu

 

David May

Program: China, Shanghai: Love School of Business Center Abroad (CIEE)
Major: Marketing, minor in Environmental Studies
Class: 2017
Email: dmay3@elon.edu

 

Graham Goslin

Program: Australia, Perth: Curtin University
Major: Sport and Event Management, minors in Business Administration and Sociology
Class: 2017
Email: dgoslin@elon.edu

 

Holly Weiler

Program: Denmark, Copenhagen: DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia
Major: Marketing, minor in Leadership Studies
Class: 2017
Email: hweiler@elon.edu

 

Justin Scott

Program: China, Shanghai: Love School of Business Center Abroad (CIEE)
Major: Finance, minor in Entrepreunership
Class: 2017
Emial: jscott29@elon.edu

 

Sarah Anne Bickel

Programs: Elon in New York City (NYC); WT Great Structures of Europe: Technology & History
Major: Marketing, minors in Human Services and Accounting
Class: 2017
Email: sbickel@elon.edu

 

Thomas Patierno

Program: France, Lyon: ESDES Lyon Business School
Majors: Finance and International Business
Class: 2017
Email: tpatierno@elon.edu

 

Vanessa Vargo

Programs: Elon in New York City (NYC); China, Beijing: The Beijing Center; WT Holocaust Journey
Major: Accounting, minor in International Studies
Class: 2017
Email: vvargo@elon.edu

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 School of Communications

Cameron Magida (Student Coordinator)

Programs: WT Holocaust Journey; Denmark, Copenhagen: DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia
Major: Strategic Communications, minors in International Studies and Spanish
Class: 2017
Email: cmagida@elon.edu

 

Chelsea Saunders

Program: Elon in New York City (NYC)
Major: Strategic Communications, minor in Leadership Studies
Class: 2017
Email: csaunders15@elon.edu

 

Cierra Seawright

Programs: Elon in Los Angeles (LA); WT Ghana: Performing Arts in a Cultural Context
Majors: Dance Performance and Strategic Communications
Email: cseawright@elon.edu

 

Erica Katchen

Programs: Australia, Sunshine Coast: The University of the Sunshine Coast; WT Peru: The Living Heritage of the Andes: Language, Society, & Environment  
Major: Cinema and Television Arts, minor in International Studies
Class: 2017
Email: ekatchen@elon.edu

 

Katie Condon

Program: Denmark, Copenhagen: DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia
Major: Strategic Communications, minor in Literature
Class: 2017
Email: kcondon@elon.edu

 

Konnor Yurchak

Programs: England, London: Elon Center Abroad (FIE); WT South Africa: The Call of South Africa
Major: Strategic Communications and Psychology, minor in Professional Sales
Class: 2018
Email: kyurchak@elon.edu

 

Matt Williamson

Program: Elon in Los Angeles (LA)
Major: Broadcast Journalism, minor in Political Science
Email: mwilliamson9@elon.edu

 

Michaela Caracio

Program: Denmark, Copenhagen: DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia
Major: Media Analytics, minor in Professional Sales
Class: 2017
Email: mcaracio@elon.edu

 

Nikki Cole

Program: Elon in New York City (NYC)
Major: Communication Design, minor in Digital Art
Email: ncole@elon.edu

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 School of Education

Izzy Fagen

Program: Spain, Toledo: Fundación Ortega-Maranon (Arcadia)
Major: Elementary Education, minor in Spanish
Class: 2018
Email: Lfagen@elon.edu

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 School of Arts and Sciences

Alexa Lowey

Programs: Denmark, Copenhagen: DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia; WT India: Education and Development
Major: Human Service Studies, minors in Psychology and Business Administration
Class: 2017
Email: alowey@elon.edu

 

Ben Lutz

Programs: Jordan, Amman: Diplomacy & Policy Studies (CIEE), ISA and CLS (Morocco)
Major: International & Global Studies and Political Science, minors in Middle East Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, and Interreligious Studies
Class: 2017
Email: blutz3@elon.edu

 

Camryn Bindra

Programs: Elon in New York City (NYC); Peru: Wilderness and Adventure Therapy (Embedded); WT France: Eat, Pray, Love - Sacred Space & the Place of Religion in 21st Century France
Major: Psychology, minor in Human Services
Email: cbindra@elon.edu

 

Ciara Corcoran

Program: Ireland, Dublin: Trinity College Dublin - TCD (FIE)
Majors: English - Professional Writing & Rhetoric
and Drama & Theatre Studies
Class: 2017
Email: ccorcoran2@elon.edu

 

Cierra Seawright

Programs: Elon in Los Angeles (LA); WT Ghana: Performing Arts in a Cultural Context
Majors: Dance Performance and Strategic Communications
Email: cseawright@elon.edu

 

Claire Bishop

Programs: New Zealand, Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington (Arcadia); WT Greece: Classics in Context
Major: Theatrical Design & Production and Arts Administration, minor in Business Administration
Class: 2017
Email: cbishop6@elon.edu

 

Jo Kelly

Program: Tanzania: Wildlife Ecology & Management Studies (SFS)
Major: Biology, minor in Chemistry
Class: 2018
Email: jkelly17@elon.edu

 

Julia Giordano

Programs: Australia, Sunshine Coast: The University of the Sunshine Coast; WT Holocaust Journey
Major: Exercise Science, minor in Psychology
Class: 2017
Email: jgiordano2@elon.edu

 

Lexi Hirvo

Programs: Elon in New York City (NYC); WT South Africa: The Call of South Africa
Majors: Psychology and Drama & Theatre Studies, minor in Communications
Email: ahirvo@elon.edu

 

Lianna Pevar

Program: Spain, Barcelona: Liberal Arts (CIEE)
Major: Human Service Studies, minors in Spanish and Psychology
Class: 2017
Email: lpevar@elon.edu

 

Maria Idalia Gant

Program: China, Beijing: The Beijing Center
Major: International Studies & Political Science, minor in Asian Studies
Class: 2017
Email: mgant2@elon.edu

 

Melanie Mackin

Programs:Ireland, Dublin: Dublin Business School & School of Arts - DBS (FIE); WT Peru: The Living Heritage of the Andes: Language, Society, & Environment
Major: Public Health Studies, minor in Business Administration
Class: 2017
Email: mmackin@elon.edu

 

Olivia Allen

Programs: Denmark, Copenhagen: DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia; WT Greece: Classics in Context
Major: Biology, minors in Neuroscience and Psychology
Class: 2017
Email: oallen2@elon.edu

 

Rebecca Venetianer

Programs: Denmark, Copenhagen: DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia; WT India: Public Health Practicum
Major: Statistics and Public Health, minor in Biology
Class: 2017
Email: rvenetianer@elon.edu

 

Sarah Canipe

Programs: WT India: Education & Development; Peru: Wilderness and Adventure Therapy (Embedded)
Major: Psychology, minor in Human Services and Adventure Based Learning
Class: 2018
Email: scanipe2@elon.edu

 

Shay Thomas

Programs: Washington, D.C.: The Washington Center (TWC); WT France: Eat, Pray, Love - Sacred Space & the Place of Religion in 21st Century France, United States
Major: Political Science, minors in International Studies and Psychology
Class: 2017
Email: sthomas25@elon.edu

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