International Programs
Student Ambassadors

The Heavener School of Business International Programs Student Ambassadors (IPSA) are undergraduates who have studied abroad and now wish to inform, encourage, and inspire their peers to have their own exciting and memorable experience abroad. These students volunteer to assist the International Programs staff to educate and facilitate students to study abroad.

The ambassadors perform a range of advising and promotional activities, such as:

  • Guide students as they research study abroad options
  • Present study abroad information and share their experiences abroad with other students
  • Conduct information sessions for prospective study abroad participants
  • Assist with international education fairs, pre-departure orientations, and other events
  • Participate by giving presentations in Introduction to Business classes, in residence halls and at student organizations
  • We encourage students to email an ambassador if they have questions or seek advise about study abroad.

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  • Caroline Hammoud,
    UF in Beijing

    I was able to gain more confidence in my own independence and become more open minded about where my career can take me.
  • Dakotah Diaz,
    UF in Dublin

    I have a newfound sense of intercultural competence. Being fully immersed in a new culture allowed me to step out of my own cultural bubble, which is beyond enlightening.
  • Gabriella Tedesco,
    UF in London

    I definitely gained more confidence in myself, and became a lot more independent. I am more comfortable in unfamiliar situations, and have learned to thrive in situations I never would have put myself in before.
  • Charlie Keegan,
    UF in Madrid

    Something I took away was how to look at things in a different light and how to be accepting of others ideas and cultures.
  • Erika Scotti,
    UF in Paris

    If you think you can’t afford studying abroad, you’re wrong! That’s how I felt but through scholarships and advice from my advisor, I made it work – you can too.
  • Betty Poler,
    Exchange

    I took away a new found love for a culture I had never otherwise explored. The Thai culture taught me to be a more accepting, compassionate and open-minded person.

The 2017-18 International Programs Student Ambassadors

UF in Beijing

  • Liam Mass - Email (liammass at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: Finance, Information Systems and Retailing
    Specialty: Researching Activities in the City
    My take away: Even though worldwide cultures are very different, we are all somewhat the same—humans at heart.
    More about my time abroad

  • Alan Lam - Email (alanchenglam at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: Finance
    Specialty: Asian Culture Expert, Nightlife, Language Immersion, Foodie, Indoorsy stuff
    My take away: The key takeaway for me is that when you choose to study abroad you have to remember that the study abroad is for you.
    More about my time abroad

  • Brittany Hillman - Email (thebrit at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: Marketing
    Specialty: Solo travel, getting local, and food
    My take away: To experience and immerse yourself in a culture completely foreign from your own is one of the most invaluable experiences to have.
    More about my time abroad

  • Caroline Hammoud - Email (chammoud at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Finance & Information Systems
    Specialty: Joining expat organizations for networking opportunities
    My take away: I was able to gain more confidence in my own independence and become more open minded about where my career can take me.
    More about my time abroad

UF in Dublin

  • Rusin Andonov - Email (rusin97 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: ISOM
    Specialty: Local sports events and culture, networking and succeed at your internship abroad
    My take away: Take risks and say yes to adventures and experiences you will possibly never have the opportunity to have again.
    More about my time abroad

  • Jessica Papagno - Email (jessicapapagno at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: Marketing, Retail and Statistics
    Specialty: Hiking trips, becoming successful in your internship, local shopping and restaurants
    My take away: Say yes to everything you can, but still do your research beforehand.
    More about my time abroad

  • Ryan Gearhart - Email (rrg0812 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: Economics
    Specialty: Make an effort to take a weekend/day trip by yourself.
    My take away: The most important thing I got out of my study abroad experience was not the personal and professional development, but the friendships I made that will last the rest of my life.
    More about my time abroad

  • Alexia Moffatt - Email (amoffatt at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2016
    Major/Minors: Combined Degree – Economics and Master of International Business (MIB)
    Specialty: Study spots, places/parks for running, local/unique places to eat, travel destinations
    My take away: First and foremost, remind yourself and get excited, you’re on the adventure of a lifetime!
    More about my time abroad

  • Nelly Wilson - Email (nellywilson at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2017
    Major/Minors: Combined Degree – Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM)
    Specialty: Technology meet up’s/events, local museums, Dublin area must see’s
    My take away: To live in the moment, things go by so quickly you don’t want to miss out!
    More about my time abroad

  • Dakotah Diaz - Email (jazzhands0404 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Fall 2016
    Major/Minors: Management & Innovation
    Specialty: Meeting locals, finding hidden gems, nightlife, and restaurants
    My take away: I have a newfound sense of intercultural competence. Being fully immersed in a new culture allowed me to step out of my own cultural bubble, which is beyond enlightening.
    More about my time abroad

  • Elizabeth Hertko - Email (ehertko at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Business Administration – Sports Management & Health Science
    My take away: Constantly reflect on your experience…I wish I would’ve been a little descriptive so I don’t forget even the tiniest details! You learn the most from your experience when you take the time to reflect.
    More about my time abroad

  • Courtney Meyer - Email (ckmeyer12 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Criminology & Law; Business Administration
    My take away: Say yes to everything. Do everything you can while you are there, it goes too quickly!
    More about my time abroad

  • Margaret Patterson - Email (magpatt at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Fall 2016
    Major/Minors: Economics & English
    Specialty: Pub tips, coffee shops, and Irish slang translation
    My take away: I used to be very type-A, my way or the highway, but my time abroad taught me to be flexible and let things go. I learned that if I wasn’t open to new experiences, they would pass me by.
    More about my time abroad

UF in London

  1. Katelynn Bean - Email (kbean96 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: Finance
    Specialty: Getting local, shopping and travel logistics
    My take away: Pushing my own comfort zone and trying new things taught me to how to be more adaptable and confident in uncomfortable or unusual situations.
    More about my time abroad

  2. Kate Bradley - Email (kebradley at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2017
    Major/Minors: Marketing, Environmental Science
    Specialty: Harry Potter film locations tour, vegetarian food in London, traveling within the U.K.
    My take away: I have so much more appreciation for different cultures and different ways of life after getting to live in a foreign country and call a new city my home.
    More about my time abroad

  3. Claire Snyder - Email (csnyder18 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2017
    Major/Minors: Marketing, Event Management and Retail
    Specialty: Markets around London, Boroughs, Food
    My take away: I was forced outside my comfort zone and had to adapt to new and different situations on an everyday basis.
    More about my time abroad

  4. Karli Sellers - Email (karlirsellers at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: Marketing, Communications
    Specialty: Getting local and Nightlife
    My take away: I challenged myself to step outside my comfort zone and adapt to a new culture in an entirely new country and environment.
    More about my time abroad

  5. Caleb Bonsi - Email (bonsic1 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2016
    Major/Minors: Finance & Information Systems
    My take away: came away from my study abroad experience with an energy and vigor to seek out new experiences and approach every situation with an open mind.
    More about my time abroad

  6. Caleb Freeman - Email (calebmfreeman at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Marketing & Entrepreneurship
    My take away: The things you experience force you out of your comfort zone, and I feel that I became more confident, aware, and independent.
    More about my time abroad

  7. Jacob Gerstenblitt - Email (jbgerstenblitt at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2015
    Major/Minors: Finance & Master of International Business (MIB)
    Speciality: Travel logistics & theatre tips
    My take away: A better understanding of the machinations of a small business.
    More about my time abroad

  8. Michaela Leonard - Email (mleonard3 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Fall 2016
    Major/Minors: Business Administration – Mass Communication
    Speciality: Travel and theater tips
    My take away: In life: be more open and willing to try new things. Especially while abroad: you miss out on a lot if you are not open.
    More about my time abroad

  9. Lizette Medina - Email (lizettemedina at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Fall 2016
    Major/Minors: Business Administration – Sports Management & ISOM
    Speciality: Local food and theatre, places off the beaten path
    My take away: Living abroad forces you out of your comfort zone and makes you more independent, confident, and adaptable. I learned how to adjust to living with people who were very different from me, and was able to expand my global network.
    More about my time abroad

  10. Charles Ogden - Email (cogden04 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2015
    Major/Minors: Political Science & Business Administration
    Speciality: Internship advice - I had a unique sales and marketing internship that I can go into detail about or give you advice about how to successfully intern abroad.
    My take away: I have kept an exploratory "travelers" mentality since returning to UF. I am always looking for an opportunity to travel somewhere or experience something new within Gainesville every chance I can get.
    More about my time abroad

  11. Kristina Olivera - Email (kolivera8 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Economics
    Speciality: Nightlife, food and internship areas
    My take away: I love the work I did in London, and I was fortunate to be placed at a company with corporate offices around the world…making it possible to pursue future opportunities.
    More about my time abroad

  12. Annie Tedesco

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Finance & ISOM
    My take away: I learned how to be independent and not be afraid to go out and explore a new country on my own.
    More about my time abroad

  13. Gabriella Tedesco

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Marketing & Communication Studies
    Specialty: Independent exploration
    My take away: I definitely gained more confidence in myself, and became a lot more independent. I am more comfortable in unfamiliar situations, and have learned to thrive in situations I never would have put myself in before.
    More about my time abroad

UF in Madrid

  • Gabriella Lucca - Email (gabylucca at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: Marketing, Information Systems
    Specialty: Places to visit in Madrid, internship advice and travel logistics.
    My take away: Be grateful. Be grateful for the opportunities that you have been given and make the most out of this experience.
    More about my time abroad

  • Madeline Dolengowski - Email (mdolengowski at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2017
    Major/Minors: Marketing
    Specialty: Places to eat in other cities, sunset connoisseur, language immersion, homestay life
    My take away: not only learned so much about the Spanish culture, but other cultures as well.
    More about my time abroad

  • Leanna Perez - Email (leannag at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: General Business and Economics
    Specialty: Language Immersion, Travel
    My take away: My biggest takeaway was definitely that time management is key when abroad.
    More about my time abroad

  • Marcus Del Vecchio - Email (m.del.vecchio at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: Finance, Real Estate
    Specialty: Art museums
    My take away: That it is best to take life one day at a time and to find beauty in regular, ordinary every-day moments.
    More about my time abroad

  • Juan Sarabia - Email (juama10 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: Finance
    Specialty: Internship advice, anything having to do with Real Madrid
    My take away: Adaptability, you have to be ready for anything abroad.
    More about my time abroad

  • Amar Desai - Email (ajdesai at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2015
    Major/Minors: MIB Combined Degree, Finance & Spanish
    Specialty: Nightlife, outdoorsy stuff, and travel logistics
    My take away: Meeting so many types of people and learning about many different cultures really changes the way you view your own life and the world.
    More about my time abroad

  • Nicholas Diasio - Email (ndiasio at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Mathematics and Business Administration
    Specialty: Classes, time management, fitness abroad, solo travel
    My take away: I always like to have a plan, but sometimes the best experiences abroad happen when you learn NOT to plan
    More about my time abroad

  • Nicole Herrera - Email (n.herrera at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Biology, Business & Disabilities in Society
    Specialty: Travel logistics, nightlife, getting local, and outdoorsy stuff
    My take away: I learned how to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. I also have some incredible memories that will last a lifetime!
    More about my time abroad

  • Charlie Keegan - Email (ckeeg12 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Combined Degree MIB, Finance & Spanish
    My take away: Something I took away was how to look at things in a different light and how to be accepting of others ideas and cultures
    More about my time abroad

  • Emily Koebel - Email (emilykoebel at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Fall 2016
    Major/Minors: Management & Spanish
    Specialty: Language immersion, nightlife, food and overcoming the fear of missing out (FOMO)
    My take away: I learned the value of impermanence. We are always waiting for the next step or for something better. You have to really try and enjoy everything while you can to make the most of it.
    More about my time abroad

  • Kasey Tahmosh - Email (kaseytahmosh at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Marketing & Mass Communications
    Specialty: Nightlife, Travel Logistics, Conflict Management, Making/ Maintaining Relationships Abroad and at Home
    My take away: I came out of the program with so much more positivity, patience and passion for life. There are so many learning opportunities that come from pushing yourself outside your limits and surrounding yourself with new people and places.
    More about my time abroad

  • Melanie Velasquez - Email (melanie2305 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: International Studies & Business Administration
    Specialty: Shopping, historical places, and food
    My take away: I was able to become more culturally aware and gained knowledge about political, economic, and historical aspects of different countries throughout the EU. I grew in so many aspects and have found that I am passionate about traveling and learning about different cultures and regions.
    More about my time abroad

  • Sonali Wijesiriwardena - Email (swijesiriwardena at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2015
    Major/Minors: Finance & Leadership
    Specialty: Nightlife, food, tourist attractions, travel logistics
    My take away: I became a more confident and independent person with friends and memories to last a lifetime.
    More about my time abroad

UF in Paris

  • Ana Rocha - Email (agrocha at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: Linguistics, French, Business Administration
    Specialty: Nightlife, music scene, language immersion
    My take away: If you have the opportunity to have any kind of a new experience, take it, however small or large it may seem.
    More about my time abroad

  • Leland Damon - Email (lelanddamon at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2017
    Major/Minors: Finance, Real Estate
    Specialty: Brunch places, shopping, travel
    My take away: You will have a new appreciation for other cultures and once you get back you’ll crave new experiences and travel.
    More about my time abroad

  • Matthieu Lair - Email (mattlair97 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Business Administration & French
    My take away: Do not let your fears hold you back! An opportunity like this is a once in a lifetime experience. Get out of your comfort zone and just do it!
    More about my time abroad

  • Erika Scotti - Email (evscotti at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Finance
    My take away: If you think you can’t afford studying abroad, you’re wrong! That’s how I felt but through scholarships and advice from my advisor, I made it work – you can too.
    More about my time abroad

UF in Rome

  • Anthony Palmisano - Email (tonyp323 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: Marketing, Italian
    Specialty: Language Immersion, Culture Immersion, Local Fast-Food connoisseur
    My take away: I would say I am more out-going now than before I studied abroad.
    More about my time abroad

  • Sydney Weiner - Email (sydneyeweiner at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: Business Administration Specializing in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance, Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit
    Specialty: Go out of your comfort zone and make the most of your time there!
    My take away: Live in the moment and make every day count!
    More about my time abroad

  • Lauren Valad - Email (lauren.valad at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: Biological Engineering, Business Administration
    Specialty: Huge foodie (pasta recommendations, coffee and gelato shops), shopping
    My take away: I became more aware of different cultures and that there are many different ways to approach life depending on your culture background.
    More about my time abroad

  • Bianca Tacher - Email (btacher at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2017
    Major/Minors: Accounting
    Specialty: Expecting the unexpected, problem solving, managing classes and travel
    My take away: I am far more outgoing and I have incredible problem solving skills now!
    More about my time abroad

Business Exchanges

  • Aslesha Lissanevitch - Email (aslucake at ufl.edu)

    Exchange: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Term Abroad: Spring 2017
    Major/Minors: Business Administration, Travel and Tourism, Russian
    Specialty: Local delicacies and Nightlife
    My take away: A different approach to education and learning.
    More about my time abroad

  • Brittany Zeidel - Email (bzeidel at ufl.edu)

    Exchange: University of Manchester, England
    Term Abroad: Spring 2017
    Major/Minors: Finance, Information Systems
    Specialty: Finances, general obstacles while abroad
    My take away: My key takeaway from my experience was the importance of dedicating time to staying in my host city
    More about my time abroad

  • Vincent Trang - Email (vtrang135 at ufl.edu)

    Exchange: University of Manchester, England
    Term Abroad: Spring 2017
    Major/Minors: Marketing, Anthropology
    Speciality: Getting Involved, Personal Growth & Solo Adventures
    My take away: Be sure to remain open to meeting new people and trying new things because some of the best things in the world happen unexpectedly.
    More about my time abroad

  • Aleesha Mundra - Email (amundra at ufl.edu)

    Exchange: Singapore Management University
    Term Abroad: Spring 2017
    Major/Minors: Finance
    Speciality: Solo Travel Advice, Nightlife
    My take away: Be confident in yourself and be flexible when problematic situations arise.
    More about my time abroad

  • Michelle Chou - Email (michellechouu at ufl.edu)

    Exchange: National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Term Abroad: Spring 2017
    Major/Minors: Business Management
    Speciality: Trip planning, hanging with locals, outdoorsy activities (hiking!), documenting your adventures
    My take away: It made me realize there is so much in the world I lack knowledge in and the world doesn’t revolve around the US!
    More about my time abroad

  • Maria Camila Duque - Email (m.cduque@ufl.edu at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Fall 2016 – SKEMA Business School – Exchange in Nice, France
    Major/Minors: Political Science & Finance
    Specialty: International potlucks and scenic beach spots
    My take away: I learned the amazing possibilities of unplanned adventures. I had to become able to just go with the flow – making me more independent, outgoing, and assertive.
    More about my time abroad

  • Brad Ivey - Email (bivey at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016 - WHU School of Mgmt. - Exchange in Vallendar, Germany and Spring 2017 - HS Osnabrück – Exchange in Osnabrück, Germany
    Major/Minors: Marketing & Entrepreneurship
    Specialty: Learning your host’s language (one tip: go to the local grocery store)
    My take away: Travelling never really goes exactly to plan, so I learned to relax and just let things work themselves out.
    More about my time abroad

  • Ariel Lande - Email (arulande at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2016 - ESADE – Exchange in Barcelona, Spain
    Major/Minors: Finance
    Speciality: How to get out of your comfort zone and absorb your host city and it’s unique culture.
    My take away: I am capable of adapting and adjusting to an uncertain situation by myself.
    More about my time abroad

  • Jackie Lian - Email (lianjunbin at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Academic Year, 2015-16 - University of Nottingham, China
    Major/Minors: Finance & Accounting
    Speciality: Foodie, travel logistics and navigating cultures
    My take away: I became more independent, more culturally and globally aware, and now I pay more attention to the important news happening in China and other Asian countries.
    More about my time abroad

  • Betty Poler - Email (bp9895601 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2016 - Chulalongkorn University – Exchange in Bangkok, Thailand
    Major/Minors: Business Administration, specialization in Communications & Leadership Development minor
    Speciality: Local restaurants & National Parks of Thailand
    My take away: I took away a new found love for a culture I had never otherwise explored. The Thai culture taught me to be a more accepting, compassionate and open-minded person.
    More about my time abroad

Recent IPSA Alumni

  • Megan Autrey

    Program: Vienna University of Economics and Business - Exchange in Vienna Austria
    Term Abroad: Spring 2015
    Major/Minors: Finance & International Development/Humanitarian Assistance
    My take away: There are so many incredible adventures you can go on in one lifetime
    More about my time abroad

  • Margaret Bean - Email (magsbean at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2015
    Major/Minors: Finance & Real Estate
    My take away: I have become more worldly, appreciative, aware, flexible, and confident.
    More about my time abroad

  • Xiu Cheung - Email (xiucheung at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Finance & Real Estate
    Specialty: Getting local, nightlife, foodie, things to do in Beijing & internship advice
    My take away: There is a balance in everything that you do whether it be school, work, or fun. Find a balance, maintain that balance and you'll ultimately be a happier, more successful person.
    More about my time abroad

  • Kayla Flanagan - Email (kflan20 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2016
    Major/Minors: Marketing
    Specialty: Planning weekend trips, foodie & monthly budgeting
    My take away: This will be the best experience you will have during your college career without a doubt – you will grow as a person on so many levels.
    More about my time abroad

  • Rachel Galt - Email (ra.galt23 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2016 - UC3M, Spain
    Major/Minors: Finance, Real Estate & Dance
    Specialty: How to branch out and immerse yourself on an exchange
    My take away: Lifelong friendships and new aspirations. As far as my aspirations go, I now know I want to get my MIB and work for an international company.
    More about my time abroad

  • Kristina Genovese - Email (kgenovese at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2016
    Major/Minors: Marketing & Entrepreneurship
    Specialty: European foodie & backpacking planner
    My take away: Make sure to set aside time to explore your host city, you chose that location for a reason, so enjoy it...you may not have the chance to immerse yourself living in another city.
    More about my time abroad

  • Lauren Greger - Email (lgreger at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2014
    Major/Minors: Finance & Leadership
    Specialty: Music events and cool pubs in England!
    My take away: I am much more independent and confident in myself to continue to see the world and put myself outside of my comfort zone.
    More about my time abroad

  • Jordan Kulla - Email (jkulla at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2015
    Major/Minors: Marketing & Entrepreneurship
    My take away: I learned how to completely let go and keep an open mind when it comes to living in a new culture, traveling, meeting new people, and trying new.
    More about my time abroad

  • Allie Johnson - Email (johnsall at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2015
    Major/Minors: Marketing & Entrepreneurship
    Specialty: Planning trips. I visited 6 different countries while abroad, so I would love to help plan!
    My take away: To be more open and willing to trying new things. While abroad, you’ll miss out if you’re not open to new things. It’s important to bring that skill back with you since there’s always new experiences waiting for you.
    More about my time abroad

  • Dena Le

    Program: Korea University Business School - Exchange in Seoul, South Korea
    Term Abroad: Academic Year 2014-2015
    Major/Minors: Marketing
    My take away: I became more confident and brave when doing things on my own.
    More about my time abroad

  • Aaron Levitats - Email (jkiming at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2015
    Major/Minors: History & Master of International Business (MIB)
    Specialty: Nightlife and travel
    My take away: Living abroad and traveling provides you with a heightened sense of awareness and activity.
    More about my time abroad

  • Austin Link - Email (alink426 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Finance & Spanish
    My take away: There is no one right way of doing something. Everyone has their own culture and way of doing things.
    More about my time abroad

  • John McDermott - Email (johmcd at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2015 - University of New South Wales - Exchange in Sydney Australia
    Major/Minors: General Business & Leadership
    Specialty: Sydney nightlife, places to visit in Australia, spring break ideas in and around Australia, and business courses to take at UNSW
    My take away: There are so many career opportunities and amazing places to see outside of the US.
    More about my time abroad

  • Matt Nuzzo

    Program: Bocconi University - Exchange in Milan, Italy
    Term Abroad: Fall 2014
    Major/Minors: Management, Political Science & Master of International Business (MIB)
    My take away: I never thought I'd be so close to such a large group of people from all over the world. I consider them my family and it was the hardest thing in the world to leave them behind.
    More about my time abroad

  • Max Owen - Email (maxowen018 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2015
    Major/Minors: Entrepreneurship & Information Systems
    Specialty: Travel Logistics. I got 9 of us through a week long adventure through Italy. It was stressful but very rewarding.
    My take away: Confidence. If I can get lost in the suburbs of Berlin, hike Mount Vesuvius, and survive the London night buses, I can handle anything.
    More about my time abroad

  • Amber Paez - Email (paezamber at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Fall 2015
    Major/Minors: English/Mass Communications and Business Administration
    Specialty: Travel logistics, foodie favorites, dealing with homesickness
    My take away: It’s okay to do things alone. You learn so much more about yourself that way.
    More about my time abroad

  • Dishil Patel - Email (dishil at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Fall 2015
    Major/Minors: Finance & Information Systems
    Specialty: Getting involved with local clubs and groups in London
    My take away: Every moment you are abroad, you are on your own figuring out how to get through the city, managing your finances, gaining insight into what is culturally acceptable and unacceptable. Immersing yourself into a whole different culture gives you valuable knowledge that will be useful your whole life.
    More about my time abroad

  • Rhea Patel - Email (rpatel22 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2016 - Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland
    Major/Minors: Political Science & Mass Communications
    My take away: I've really learned to live in the moment. I love the quote and have learned to live by it "In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take.
    More about my time abroad

  • Katie Sastre

    Program: UF in Madrid & Chulalongkorn University - Exchange in Bangkok, Thailand
    Term Abroad: Summer 2012, Fall 2015
    Major/Minors: Economics, International Development & Humanitarian Assistance
    My take away: Memories and experiences are worth more than anything inanimate I could ever buy.
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  • Laine Shear - Email (shearlai at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Marketing, Retailing & Mass Communications
    Specialty: Outdoor markets across Europe and London boroughs
    My take away: I conquered my fears and got to experience so many other cultures with people that mean the world to me, all of which were truly unforgettable.
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  • Seth Singson-Robbins

    Program: SKEMA Business School - Exchange near Nice, France
    Term Abroad: Spring 2015
    Major/Minors: Statistics, Economics, General Business, Geography & Actuarial Science
    My take away: I learned how to be independent how to enjoy things both by myself and with groups of people. I also became more confident and developed an obsession for traveling.
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  • Jessica Stenglein - Email (jstenglein12 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2015
    Major/Minors: Finance, Mass Communications & Entrepreneurship
    Specialty: Travel logistics & sights to see
    My take away: Study abroad allowed me to be more independent and gain self-confidence.
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  • Chelsea Stromfeld - Email (cstromfeld at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2016 - Aston University - Birmingham, England
    Major/Minors: Public Relations
    Speciality: Nightlife, foodie, traveling & Instagram spots
    My take away: We all have those moments that we question our decisions, I had them, but it is in those moments that we overcome our fears and conquer greatness.
    More about my time abroad

  • Christopher Totzke - Email (ctotzke23 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2016

  • Adam Tzur - Email (adamtzur15 at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Spring 2016
    Major/Minors: Management & Entrepreneurship
    Specialty: Daylife, nightlife, and cool places to hang out, travel to, study at, take pictures or just relax
    My take away: The world is very small, yet extremely large – it is amazing how different things are once you step out of your comfort bubble.
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  • Samantha Vyazmensky - Email (svyazmensky at ufl.edu)

    Term Abroad: Summer 2016
    Major/Minors: Accounting
    Specialty: Travel tips, Dublin nightlife, outdoorsy stuff, and packing tips
    My take away: Having an open mind can make your experiences 100% better.
    More about my time abroad

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