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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 Inés Romana
    Inés Romana
    Senior Policy Coordinator
    University of California - Education Abroad Program, Universitywide Office

    Ines is originally from Peru and joined the field of International Education 22 years ago when she lived in Illinois. Currently, she has primary responsibility for safety and security, and health-related matters for the University...
  • mentor picture Stanley Roth
    Stanley Roth
    Vice President of International Government Relations
    Boeing Company

    Stanley Roth is Vice President of International Government Relations for the Boeing Company and supports the company's international work. Prior to joining Boeing, Mr. Roth was Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Asian and...
  • mentor picture Jenny Samaan
    Jenny Samaan
    Founding Director, Global Health Learning Opportunities (GHLO)
    Association of American Medical Colleges

    Jenny has served as director of the Office of International Education (formerly Office of International Affairs) since 1997. The office liaises with campuses to promote international partnerships and exchange agreements, serves as...
  • 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 Olivia
    Parent of Study Abroad Student
    Loyola Marymount University

    Olivia ha vivido toda su vida en Los Ángeles, California. Ella hizo su licenciatura en la universidad Loyola Marymount (LMU) especializándose en estudios liberales. Actualmente, enseña a niños de tercer año de primaria en una...
  • mentor picture Christa Sanders
    Christa Sanders
    Associate Director NYU in Ghana
    New York University

    As an undergraduate I studied in Madrid, Spain for a fall term. In just one semester, my eyes were opened to the world. I learned a language, traveled extensively, made Spanish friends and had the opportunity to fully immerse...
  • mentor picture Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
    Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
    Former Governor
    State of California

    Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian American bodybuilder, actor and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. Mr. Schwarzenegger is a Republican who was first elected as Governor in...
  • mentor picture Sister Souljah
    Sister Souljah
    Activist, Novelist, Actress, and Hip-Hop Artist
    Daddy's House Social Programs Inc.

    Sister Souljah (born Lisa Williamson in 1964, Bronx, New York) is a controversial American hip hop-generation author, activist, recording artist, and film producer. She is best known because in 1992—in the aftermath of the Rodney...
  • mentor picture Margaret Spellings
    Margaret Spellings
    Former Secretary of Education
    United States

    Margaret Spellings is the former Secretary of Education under the administration of the U.S. President, George W. Bush, and first to hold this position as a mother of school-aged children.

    Her previous titles include...

  • 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...
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