Global ambassadors are peer mentors, inspiration leaders, and expert travelers who have participated in various global engagement programs around the world. If this sounds like you, learn more about how to apply to become a global ambassador.

Many global ambassadors have had multiple experiences, including semester and short-term programs, and every global ambassador has been trained in how to help other students. If you have questions about global engagement at Elon, start by asking a global ambassador.

Ways to get connected:

  1. Use the Google Map to find Global Ambassadors by location of their program.
  2. Find a global ambassador by major, Fellows or Scholar program, or lived experience and advice by scrolling through the profiles below or doing a keyword search (control/command + F) for terms relevant to you. For instance, if you want to contact a finance major, keyword search “finance.”
  3. Email globalambassadors@elon.edu about being paired with a global ambassador, or email any specific questions only students can answer.

If you attended a Global Engagement 101 session, complete this survey!


2021-22 Global Ambassadors

Kennedy Bennett

kbennett16@elon.edu

 

 

Who I am:

  • Class: 2022
  • Major: Psychology
  • Minor: Human Service Studies
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Elon’s Finest Dance Team
  • Yoga Club

My Experience:

  • CIEE Seville, Spain Advanced Liberal Arts
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Traveling to Tenerife, Spain, speaking and improving my Spanish every day, and getting to know the people and professors in my program.”

Ask Me About:

  • COVID-19’s impact on Study Abroad
  • Speaking a foreign language in the classroom
  • Volunteering abroad
  • Program-specific extracurricular activities
  • Traveling with dietary restrictions
  • Cooking for yourself abroad

Jordan Ennis

jennis4@elon.edu

 

Who I Am:

  • Class: 2022
  • Majors: International and Global Studies; Political Science
  • Minors: History and African and African-American Studies
  • Honors Fellow
  • Student Assistant to the Office of the President
  • Hillel Member
  • Arabic Language Organization

My Experience:

Ask Me About:

  • Culture shock
  • Not knowing any of the local language
  • Internships abroad
  • Studying in East Africa

Cassidy Ball

cball10@elon.edu

 

Who I Am:

  • Class: 2022
  • Majors: International & Global Studies and Political Science
  • Minors: Spanish, Latin American Studies & Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Pre-Law Scholar
  • World Languages and Cultural Studies Assistant
  • Orientation Leader

My Experience:

Ask Me About:

  • Living with a host family
  • Interning Abroad
  • Non-Elon Programs
  • Summer Programs
  • Studying in Spanish-speaking country

 

Sydney Bell

sbell18@elon.edu

Who I Am:

  • Class: 2022
  • Major(s): Theatrical Design and Arts Administration
  • Minor(s): Business Administration
  • New Student Orientation
  • Elon Department of Performing Arts
  • Elon 1010 Peer Educator
  • Alpha Psi Omega
  • Omnicron Delta Kappa

My Experience:

Ask Me About:

  • Traveling around Italy
  • Learning a new language in a foreign country
  • Summer abroad experiences
  • Living in a city

Ava de Bruin

adebruin@elon.edu

Who I Am:

  • Class: 2023
  • Majors: Public Health and Economics
  • Minor: International and Global Studies
  • Elon University Dance Team
  • Assistant to the Director for the Peace Corps Prep Program
  • Kappa Omnicron Nu
  • Alpha Xi Delta

My Experience:

  • CIEE: Legon, Ghana
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Seeing elephants up close at Mole National Park in Ghana!”

Ask Me About:

  • Traveling with dietary restrictions
  • Dealing with pre-travel anxiety for family and self
  • Embracing vulnerability

Sarah Goldenthal

sgoldenthal@elon.edu

Who I Am:

  • Class:2022
  • Major: Political Science
  • Minors: International & Global Studies and Jewsish Studies

My Experience:

Ask Me About:

  • Living in London during lockdown
  • Interning abroad
  • Navigating public transit

Macy Mills

macymills@elon.edu

 

Who I am:

  • Class: 2023
  • Major: Cinema and Television Arts
  • Minor: Business Administration
  • CinElon
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Tour Guide
  • Yoga Club

My Experience:

Ask Me About:

  • Internship searching
  • Los Angeles bucket list

Taylor Rudtner

trudtner@elon.edu

 

Who I Am:

  • Class: 2022
  • Majors: Political Science and International & Global Studies
  • Minors: Peace & Conflict Studies and Italian Studies
  • Elon College Fellow
  • New Student Orientation
  • Model United Nations

My Experience:

Ask Me About:

  • Interning Abroad
  • Going abroad during COVID-19
  • Packing/Travel Essentials
  • Working/learning in a multicultural setting
  • Comparing Winter Term and semester long experiences

Ally Shearon

ashearon@elon.edu

Who I Am:

  • Class: 2022
  • Major: Economic Consulting
  • Minor: German Studies
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • The Inn at Elon

My Experience:

  • CIEE Berlin
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Being able to go abroad safely and successfully during a pandemic (with a ton of support from the GEC and CIEE) was an amazing experience! I was still able to immerse myself in the culture of Germany, see many unforgettable sights, and develop incredible relationships with the other students there.”

Ask Me About:

  • Germany (culture, food, sights, etc.!)
  • Interning abroad
  • Navigating COVID-19 regulations and guidelines abroad
  • CIEE Courses