Study Abroad Ambassadors

Jennifer Shearer greece


Jennifer Shearer -- Greece

"While exploring my home island of Paros, Greece, I found this mountain to climb up for a breathtaking view. The best part about studying abroad was the freedom to explore and meeting different people. I ended up traveling to six different islands in the Aegean Sea, and every single island was different from the one before, in some way. Throughout my travels I met several amazing people from all over the world, and still keep in contact with them to this day. I will always recommend studying abroad because of the relationships and memories that can be made."

Savra Chhum -- Italy

This picture was taken at the top of Piazzale Michelangelo. It's a little bit of an uphill hike but the view of Florence up there at any time of day is amazing. The best part about studying abroad is all the relationships you build, exploring a place you've never been, and adjusting to the difference in culture. I've learned a lot about myself while being abroad and made some great friends that I still keep in contact with today. I enjoyed having to get out of my comfort zone and trying to figure out ever day life in another country.
savra chhum photo
Jennifer Keller photo

Jennifer Keller -- Spain

This picture is from a day trip that I took to Segovia, Spain.  This town is so incredible because it is built around this aqueduct and you can get a view of it in some way from almost anywhere you are.

Having the opportunity to study in the country of my dreams, Spain, was an experience beyond words that will forever stand out as the best part of my college experience. There are so many benefits of studying abroad, but the best part of studying abroad for me was that I was able to make connections with other people from around the world along with being able to visit people that I already knew from other parts of the world.


Lillian Berish -- France

"The best thing that can happen to a person is to go somewhere they have never been, and experience the kindheartedness of a complete stranger. It's difficult to find a better occasion than when abroad."

"I climbed a mountain and took a selfie. This is my view of Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland from atop Mount Männlichen. It was breathtaking."

  Lillian Berish

  Megan Shaw

Megan Shaw -- Poland

"I studied in Wroclaw Poland but also traveled all over Europe while there. This picture is while I visited Colmar France also known as "La Petite Venise," this was one of the best places I saw. Studying abroad gives you a different view and will change you as a person. I made friends from all over the world and still keep in contact with them today. It truly was the best experience I've had in college so far."


Nick McGarrell -- South Korea

“The best part of my experience in Korea was that I not only had the chance to embrace a culture that was very different than mine, but I also was able to build relationships with people from all over the world.”

"This is me playing guitar on a train on my way to the beach in Daecheon, South Korea for spring break in May '14."

  Nick McGarrell


  Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller -- Spain

The best part of studying abroad was having the opportunity to experience another country’s culture. While I was oversees, I had learned about the Spanish customs, tasted many Spanish dishes and conversed with the native people. This experience helped me become a well-rounded individual.

This picture was taken in front of El Castillo, a large castle that I saw while in Spain. It is located outside of a small toen known as Peñafiel.


Brittnee Buckley -- Spain

"The best thing about living in a foreign country in my opinion was just that; living. There was so much to experience and so much culture to embrace. Since my major is Spanish, the whole trip was beneficial to me in the aspect of practicing my speech with native speakers. I met people from all over the world who I still keep in contact with today. Studying in another country was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. I have everlasting relationships with people and memories that will last forever."

My photo shows me standing in the middle of la Plaza Mayor, Salamanca Spain.

Brittnee Buckley

  Jorge Santiago 

Jorge Santiago -- England

Studying abroad in a foreign country was my most rewarding college experience thus far. I spent my Fall 2014 semester in Barcelona, Spain and was able to stay right on track with my degree here at Ship. It is said that traveling the world is the only thing you buy in life that makes you richer and I truly believe that. Studying in Europe gave me the opportunity to easily travel to many different countries and experience different cultures from around the world. This picture was taken in front of Big Ben, the famous grandfather clock in London, England.


Stephen Spindler

Stephen Spindler -- Israel

No amount of words can do justice for my year-long journey; for having travelled the Middle East and other countries, having discovered new places and explored new cultures, having made friends from around the globe, and having gained an increased level of awareness and understanding of the world. It was an adventure in every sense of the word, as well as a journey that helped me progress academically and grow personally. Simply put, it was the best experience of my life. You need only dare.

View of the Old City of Jerusalem from atop Mount of Olives. The Dome of the Rock can be seen glistening in the background. Jerusalem possesses religious significance for all three monotheistic beliefs: Christianity, Judaism and Islam.


Kurt Rosenberger -- England

"Traveling to different countries has always been an interest of mine. Studying abroad presented me with the perfect opportunity to earn college credits and experience different cultures. I met people from around the world and made lifelong friendships.

I studied abroad at Edge Hill University in England for the Fall 2013 semester of my junior year. My experience was both enriching and educational. This opportunity is definitely not something that should be passed up on!"

Kurt Rosenberger

Nicole Houck -- Italy

The best part about studying abroad was being given the opportunity to explore a foreign country, making new friends and taking in so much new knowledge along the way. 

The picture was taken in Florence, Italy on top of the dome of The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore overlooking the city. It took 463 steps to get to the top, but it was worth it!

Nicole Houck

Kevin Crist 

Kevin Crist

 Because you know that life is either

a daring adventure,

or nothing at all.  And in the end, you regret only the chances you didn’t take.  You’re young and you’re hungry to learn,

so travel—

as far and as widely as possible. 

Sleep on floors when you have to. Know

how other people live,

how they cook, how they work, and

learn from them

—wherever you go.



  Amber Leisher

Amber Leisher -- France

I studied at Maastricht University in the Netherlands at the faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. Studying abroad allows you the opportunity to experience another country’s culture and helps you grow into a more independent, diverse individual.  People who were once strangers are now my closest friends and it is really great to know I have life-long friends around the world. Because of my positive study abroad experience, I plan to continue graduate school in England—something I never would have dreamed about before going overseas.

This picture was taken during a weekend trip to Paris.

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