International Student Ambassadors (ISAs) create international community at Elon. ISAs are international students passionate about making Elon a more international, inclusive and supportive place for other international students, faculty and staff.

Interested in becoming an International Student Ambassador? Email us at

2022-23 International Student Ambassadors


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Lauren Copeland

Lauren is a Public Health Studies and Psychology double major from South Hadley, Massachusetts. Lauren works as an International Student Ambassador in the GEC and is also on the executive board of Alpha Phi Omega (a service organization) as the Fellowship VP. She is also a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. She loves spending time outside soaking up the sun and you might see her on some of the hammock posts around campus!

Ask Lauren about:

· Different organizations on campus
· How to get involved in club sports
· How to receive help in your academics (asking for help can be intimidating sometimes)

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Carolina Martinez-Cuin

Carolina is a Finance Major from Selma, NC. Aside from being an ISA, she works for the Athletics Ticket Office and is a member of the Latinx-Hispanic Union and Women in Finance organizations. A bucket-list item of hers is to travel to Italy!

Ask Carolina about:

· Getting involved on campus
· On-campus Jobs

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Hollie Thurgood

Major: Exercise Science

Minor: Coaching

Hometown: Lee-on-the Solent, Hampshire, UK

Hollie is from the United Kingdom and on the Track and Field team here at Elon. She works with International Student Services and is here to support and answer any questions you may have or provide you with the resources you may need. Hollie also does research here at Elon in the ESS department and hopes to continue this throughout her time here at Elon.

Ask Hollie about:

·     Questions or advice around being a Student Athlete

·     Opening a US bank account, getting a SSN or driving license

·     SURE – Student Undergraduate Research

·     Time management

·     Mental health support and resources