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List of Mentors

The mentors who answer questions on this site consist of a diverse group of students, parents, faculty/staff, government, and business leaders from all over the United States. Students who recently studied abroad offer their insights into their experiences, parents answer questions regarding their concerns and feelings around their child going abroad, and professionals in the field share their expertise on topics such as choosing the right program, coping with concerns prior to, during, and after studying abroad, and many others. We hope that the information they provide will help answer your most important questions and give you valuable insight on the importance of study abroad for all students!

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    Parent of Study Abroad Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    Alicia nació en un pueblo en el estado de Jalisco en México. Viene de una familia de 17 hijos y ella es la mayor. Asistió a la escuela hasta el sexto año y después vino con su familia a los Estados Unidos en busca de una mejor...
  • mentor picture Sandra
    Parent of Study Abroad Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    Sandra nació en la ciudad capital de San Salvador en El Salvador. Vivió en El Salvador hasta los dieciséis años. Después, vino con su padre y sus dos hermanas a vivir en Los Ángeles. Se graduó de Belmont High School y asistió...
  • mentor picture Peter
    Junior Year Student
    Fairfield University

    I am a junior at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. I studied abroad in Beijing, China. I felt that my time in China was an amazing experience. As a International Studies and Economics major, it was interesting to observe...
  • mentor picture Michael
    Junior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    I am a junior at Loyola Marymount University, majoring in political science. I am originally from Bakersfield, California and I studied abroad in London, England during the fall of 2006. It was a great experience and an amazing...
  • mentor picture Audrey
    Parent of Study Abroad Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    My name is Audrey and I was born in 1954 on Maui, Hawaii. I was born and raised on the island then attended the University of Hawaii Manoa, majoring in Psychology. I went on to be a flight attendant for Western Airlines (which...
  • mentor picture Isabel Allende
    Isabel Allende
    Latin American Author

    Isabel Allende is one of Latin America's foremost female writers. Her published work includes her first novel, La Casa de los Espiritus (The House of the Spirits), followed by De Amor y de Sombra (Of Love and Shadows), Eva Luna,...
  • mentor picture Dawn Anderson
    Dawn Anderson
    Housemaster at MIT and a professional photographer
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Dawn is a housemaster at MIT and a professional photographer. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Office of International Study Programs and the Center for Experiential Education at Northeastern University. Prior to NU, she...
  • mentor picture Kofi Atta Annan
    Kofi Atta Annan
    Former United Nations Secretary-General
    United Nations

    Kofi Atta Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations for two terms. He was the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.
  • mentor picture Marie
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    I am a senior European Studies major, Art History and Latin minor at Loyola Marymount University. During the fall semester of my junior year, I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Bonn, Germany through LMU’s New Europe...
  • mentor picture Rae Rae
    Rae Rae
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    I am a senior Political Science student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. I first studied abroad at age 15, in Montpellier, France. I stayed with a host family during the summer after studying French at school for...
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