Global Ambassadors

Connect with our Global Ambassadors, all education abroad alumni/alumnae, who can share their experience and answer any questions you may have from a student perspective! 

Are you an education abroad alum interested in becoming a Global Ambassador? Email us for more info!


Elisa Shott

Studied Abroad in Florence, Italy
Majors: Sports Management

“This journey has made me realize how incredible our world is, through all of its diverse cultures, people, and histories. I have truly discovered so many things about myself that I would have not known if I didn’t go abroad. This experience inspired me to live a life with no regrets, take risks, and be the person I always wanted to be!.”

You can contact Elisa at


Rae (Rebecca) Eastham

Studied Abroad in Washington D.C. at LCWS
Major: Mathematics & Political Science

"LCWS was an amazing opportunity for me where I fell in love with a new city, made so many new friends, and talked to a wide range of professionals that helped me taper my career options."

You can contact Rae at


Layla Carriera

Studied Abroad in Aberdeen, Scottland
Majors: Exercise Science | Minor: Psychology

"Studying abroad gives you experiences you never knew you were missing. It’s a great way to become more independent, strengthen your problem solving, and the best way to have the time of your life."

You can contact Layla at


Kailee Ortega, 2024

Studied Abroad in Seoul, South Korea
Major: Liberal Studies in Education | Minor: TESOL

"Challenge yourself! It is so important for personal growth to make yourself uncomfortable and try new things. I was scared when I first got there, but I kept an open mind which helped me to meet some of my best friends and have one of the best experiences of my life." 

You can contact Kailee at


Jonathan Cejoco, 2024

Studied Abroad in Oxford, England
Majors: Music Composition and Computer Information Systems

"I was a little unsure of my choice to study abroad, but once I did, I had absolutely no regrets. Hands down one of the best choices I've ever made. I made lifelong friendships, and grew both as a student and as a human being. I could fill a whole book with all of  our adventures and memories, but even if I did, the value of studying abroad goes beyond any words I could ever write."

You can contact Jonathan at


Lucas Weaver

Studied Abroad in Aberdeen, Scottland
Major: Multimedia with emphasis on Digital Gaming

"Studying abroad in Aberdeen was a wonderful experience for personal growth and learning more about their culture. Being in an environment that is completely foreign to everything I grew up with gave me many opportunities to mature and feel more confident about pursuing my dream careers. This experience was completely out of my comfort zone going into it but now that I’ve done it, I can say this was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself."

You can contact Lucas at


Millennia Gamez, 2024

Studied Abroad in Oxford, England
Majors: Political Science and Psychology | Minor: Spanish 

"Take advantage of every opportunity! Explore, travel, get lost too, it is all part of life and leads to the absolute best memories. No matter how scared, nervous, or shy you may be, once you take part in an experience such as studying abroad in a brand new country you will come back a changed person. The growth that I experienced was not only academically and professionally, but personally as well. I made the absolute best friends while in the program and am so thankful for everything I got to experience."

You can contact Millennia at


Daisy Calderon Arredondo

Studied Abroad with AES, University of Westminster, London
Majors: Communications with emphasis on Journalism

"Studying abroad in London was by far one the best things I could have ever done for myself! London itself is a cultural hub and there are so many great people and places to see within the United Kingdom. However, aside from that, it’s also a large travel area which makes visiting other European countries affordable and relatively simple. I genuinely had the most incredible experience during my internship and abroad program and met some lifelong friends. If you’re even thinking about it, take the leap and study abroad! It’s the best thing you can do for yourself in your 20s."

You can contact Daisy at


Sofia Ledferd, 2024

Studied Abroad in Sydney, Australia
Major: Business Administration

"Studying abroad was hands down the best decision I have ever made. You never know what you could experience when you step out of your comfort zone. On top of the incredible views, kind people, crazy activities, and traveling; I grew so much as a person and learned that I was capable of more than I would've ever imagined!"

You can contact Sofia at