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Global Ambassadors

 

Who is a Global Ambassador?

Global Ambassadors are students who have returned from studying abroad who want to share their experiences, promote study abroad, and assist future program participants. Ambassadors serve as active volunteers for the International Programs Office assisting at information sessions, pre-departure orientations, information tables and other functions, events and activities. The number one goal for this program is to promote education abroad and provide a peer-to-peer advising support system to prepare students for an incredible experience abroad.

See our past and current Global Ambassador's below!

2022-2023

View Hollins and the Global World: A Global Ambassadors Panel Event here!

 


Julia Mouketo 23 (Hollins Abroad – London, Fall 2021)

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Hello! My name is Julia!

I am currently a Junior majoring in Communication with a minor in Spanish. I spent last fall in London through the Hollins Abroad program and it was a dream come true. Being able to live in my dream city for 4 months confirmed so many things for me. It confirmed my love for the media, for big cities, and for tea! It also allowed me to gain independence & autonomy. On top of that, I met amazing people all throughout my time there! I am definitely moving to London for my Master’s !
 
If you have any questions regarding the program or just want to drink some tea, hit me up!

 



 


2021-2022


Christine Emeric ‘22 (CAPA Global Internship– Australia, Spring 2020)

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Hello! My name is Christine M. Emeric-Martínez. I am currently a senior majoring in International Studies and Political Science!

I spent my Spring 2020 participating in CAPAs online abroad internship. Being able to spend a few months interning with Networked Knowledge with Dr. Robert Moles in South Australia. Justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to the mission, structure, and operations of CAPA: The Global Education Network. Although I was unable to participate in person due to the Pandemic, but I was able to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity while allowing myself to make the most of my undergraduate career. During my internship I also participated in classed that continued to develop learning how to work and excel in a global environment with international colleagues and student peers from across the US, gain remote professional networking and social skills, and learn how to communicate and operate in an international context. The experience definitely made me a stronger and into a global person. If I had the chance, I would do it all over again without a second thought!

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the program or any other concerns you may be thinking about!


Rosie Wong ‘22 (Hollins International Student)Rosie Wong GA pic 2

Hello, my name is Chin Wai (Rosie) Wong, an international student from Hong Kong. I am very excited to join the International Program as a Global Ambassador this year. I share with the Hollins community my intercultural experiences and assist the International Program with events of studying abroad. 
 
I am a double major in communications studies and theatre. I am fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and I am learning Japanese on an intermediate level. In 2014, I traveled to the U.S. for the first time, which sparked my interest in studying abroad. My study abroad experience at Hollins has been an amazing experience. I am guided by my passion to achieve academic and professional excellence with a strategic mindset and action. 
 
I appreciate all our faculty and staff for their kindness and hard work. I also admire the diverse talents that all our students bring to Hollins. In response, I am letting my work to speak for my initiative to support the Hollins community and higher education pursuing students.
 
I publish articles on The Teen Magazine to share my experience as a college student and encourage active thinking between me and my readers. See my online articles on The Teen Magazine: 
 
1. "Learning Can Be Any Tense -- Past, Present, and Future":
https://www.theteenmagazine.com/learning-can-be-any-tense-past-present-and-future 

2. "How to Prepare for Your First Year of College"
https://www.theteenmagazine.com/how-to-prepare-for-your-first-year-of-college


2020-2021


Udipta Bohara ‘21 (Hollins Abroad – London, Spring 2020)
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Hello! My name is Udipta Bohara. I am currently a senior majoring in Biology with a minor in Mathematics! I spent my Spring 2020 in London from the Hollins Study Abroad program.

Being able to spend a few months in one of the countries of my dreams was not just an eye-opening experience but also an opportunity to take time off and make the most out of undergraduate life. I got a chance to stay with one of the most wonderful families in London and made friends through them as well. If I was not eating the amazing variety of cuisines in London, I was making the most out of traveling to different places through one of the easiest transportation facilities in the world.

While adjustments and culture shock was an added experience from moving to London for an entire semester, it definitely made me a stronger and into a global person. If I had the chance, I would do it all over again without a second thought!

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the program or any other concerns you may be thinking about!

 





 


Carter, Tori_KGTori Carter 21 (Kansai Gaidai- Japan, Spring 2020)

Hello, my name is Tori Carter! I am a senior Creative Writing major with a Communication Studies minor.

I studied abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in the Asian Studies Program in Spring 2020. I adored studying in Japan and making friends with the local and international students. I lived in the dorms but didn't miss out on meeting new people and exploring Japan. I got to take day trips on the weekends and visit temples and museums in Osaka, Kyoto, and other places. I hope to return to Japan one day to work and live there.

If you have any questions about my time in Japan or the study abroad experiences, always feel free to contact me!

 

 







 


Julia Sullivan 21 (Spanish Studies Abroad - Seville, J-Term 2020)

Sullivan, Julia

Hello everyone! My name is Julia Sullivan. I am a senior double majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and Spanish. I studied abroad in Seville, Spain with Spanish Studies Abroad during J-term 2020.

My first time traveling alone, as well as leaving the country, began as something stressful but immediately turned into something amazing. Seville, and Spain in general, is a cultural treasure chest packed with so much history and pride. There were so many beautiful places and people that have left an impression on me. (I racked up at least a thousand photos on my camera of all the beautiful scenery and artifacts!) During this short period I had the privilege to explore the Andalusia region of Spain, some highlights including a daytrip to Córdoba and a weekend in Granada. I lived with a host family for the month, something I wish everyone traveling abroad can experience. They helped me navigate life in Seville and fed me lots of delicious food, but also gave me a feeling of comfort when I returned home every day. My literacy and confidence speaking in Spanish skyrocketed by the time I returned to the U.S., something I’m very grateful for. Please reach out to me with any questions if you’re considering spending a J-term studying abroad/in Spain (or if you want to see the photo collection)! 


Jyoti Thapa 21 (The School for Field Studies- Cambodia, Fall 2019)Thapa, Jyoti in SFS - Cambodia

My name is Jyoti and I study Environment Studies and Economics. I love traveling, learning about new cultures and meeting new people. I am also very passionate about international development and sustainability. With this passion, I decided to take on an adventure and fly alone to Siem Reap Cambodia for a SFS Conservation and Development Research program in Fall 2019. The SFS program featured road trip and hikes around the forests, villages, lakes and mountains of Cambodia along with an intensive research curriculum. Living in a country where I spoke no language and knew no one was a learning experience I wouldn’t trade for anything. This program challenged me every day and inspired me to work harder to improve myself academically along with fostering my mental and emotional growth. I was also able to make best friends from colleges around United States, work with local students on a project, live with locals in different villages and hear their inspiring stories. With SFS, I was able to explore the life in Cambodia as a resident than a tourist, something I will always be grateful for.

So, if you are looking for a life changing experience and are passionate about learning different cultures, conducting a research and challenging yourself, SFS is for you. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or just want to talk about my experience.