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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!

  • mentor picture Jessica
    Graduate Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    As a bi-racial female from Baltimore, Maryland, I didn’t grow up with too many people who looked like me (and sometimes mistook being different as being marginal). I majored in fine arts at Towson University and had the...
  • mentor picture Additional Mentor
    Additional Mentor
    Various students and administrators
    interviewed by the Center for Global Education

    Here you can watch video clips of mentors who have answered questions about studying abroad. Simply click on the video and hear what others have to say about many aspects of the study abroad experience.
  • mentor picture Amie
    Senior Year Student
    University of California, Los Angeles

    I am an undergraduate women’s studies major at UCLA. I transferred here from Pasadena City College where I studied abroad for a semester in Florence, Italy. Living abroad has been the single best thing I have ever done, personally...
  • mentor picture Priscilla
    Graduate Student
    University of California at Berkeley

    I am a native of Chicago, but both my parents are West Indian immigrants who came to the U.S. in the Seventies. In 2003, I graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Comparative Literature. I decided to go to Germany...
  • mentor picture Amelia
    Senior Year Student
    University of California, Los Angeles

    As a Muslim-American, studying abroad was an interesting feat. While I wear the hijab (modest dress), I still look like an anomaly to many people abroad and in the US. I have a Pakistani heritage but was born and raised in Los...
  • mentor picture Amy
    Graduate Student

    Growing up in South Orange County as a third/ fourth generation, Japanese/ Chinese American, nearly all of my relatives live in the United States (mostly California and Hawaii). So, unlike many of my friends, I do not have any...
  • mentor picture Kimberly
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    I am a senior at Loyola Marymount University, majoring in Sociology with a minor in Business Administration. Although I have traveled to numerous countries throughout the world such as England, Germany, France, the Philippines,...
  • mentor picture Ashley
    Junior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    My name is Ashley and I’m currently a junior at Loyola Marymount University. I’m originally from Maui, Hawaii and I am working on a Business Marketing major with a minor in Studio Arts. I spent last semester studying abroad in...
  • mentor picture Nancy
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    I am a senior at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Business Administration. I am a first generation American, my parents came here from Mexico. I am also the...
  • mentor picture Janeth
    Junior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    I am a junior at Loyola Marymount University majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing. I am a resident of Los Angeles and have lived in North Hollywood my whole life. Both of my parents were born and...
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