Global Ambassador Program

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Talk to a student who has studied abroad!

Alex Thaler
Munich, Germany, Fall 2023

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Hey everyone! My name is Alex and I am studying abroad in Munich, Germany through Wayne State University’s Junior Year in Munich program! I am currently a junior English major and German minor on the accelerated education track. 

I chose this program because of how the partnership between the two universities operates. I can take German language courses with native English speakers to refine my skills and improve my fluency while also taking classes directly from German university faculty with enrolled students within the university. 

I am looking forward to meeting native students who will be living in the same housing complex as me and visiting tourist attractions, such as the English Garden, the Olympic Stadium, and castles in the surrounding areas.


Grace Price
London, United Kingdom, Fall 2023

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My name is Grace Price and I am a rising junior at Fordham Lincoln Center. I am a dance major with a double minor in English and Sociology. This semester, I will be studying abroad in London at the London Contemporary School for Dance. I chose this program because of its renowned dance education and because it attracts people from all over the world. I am so excited to travel across the UK and get to know so many new people at LCDS. I can’t wait to bring you all along on my experience as a dancer abroad!


Parker Lindsay
Sydney, Australia, Fall 2023

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Hi! My name is Parker, and I’m a junior majoring in Global Business with a concentration in Digital Media at The Gabelli School of Business at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. This fall, I am studying abroad at The University of Sydney in Australia and could not be more thrilled!  

I’m so excited to learn more about Australia and its rich and diverse culture and history. I also look forward to seeing shows at the Sydney Opera House and getting familiar with local artists and cuisines. I’m also excited to travel and explore more of Australia and the surrounding states and countries- especially Tasmania and New Zealand! 

I chose to study with USYD because of its prestigious reputation and connections in the business school and its history with international students, with this being its 100th year of welcoming international and exchange students to its campus. I also chose this particular university because of its large and historical campus and all the resources it offers to study abroad students to help me get the most out of my time in Sydney!


Tzipporah Goins
Tokyo, Japan, Fall 2023

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I am studying in Tokyo, Japan, through the Fordham Partner Program with Temple University Japan. I am a visual arts major and a rising junior, class of 2025. I am excited to explore Japanese culture and share my own with the people I meet there! Additionally, my language of choice at Fordham is Japanese, so I hope to advance my Japanese language skills. I chose to study in Japan because of the influence of Japanese culture on film, art, and animation, which is my major. This will be an immersive experience of the history and community in Japan.


Vesa Prevalla
Granada, Spain, Fall 2023

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Hi everyone! My name is Vesa, and this fall I will be studying abroad in Granada, Spain with the Fordham in Granada program. I’m a junior at FCRH majoring in Sociology with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies. I chose this program because of the fascinating courses it offered within my major through the University of Granada’s Centro de Lenguas Modernas. I also wanted to learn more about the influence of Islamic culture in Spanish history and to experience the beautiful architecture and culture of Granada. While abroad, I’m super excited to meet new people, improve my Spanish language skills, and explore the city as much as possible!


Victoria Waller
Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Fall 2023

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Hi everyone! My name is Tori, and I am a junior double majoring in Art History and Sociology with an English minor. This year, I will be studying in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh! From the local Edinburgh Castle and festival to the battlefields, ancient ruins, and stunning sights in the Highlands— I am beyond excited to explore this beautiful country and call it my home! I chose this program because of the opportunity to live in a city absolutely buzzing with a rich history of art, architecture, and culture, where I can both explore my heritage and become more in touch with the histories I study for my degree. See you there!


William Coulibaly
Reims, France, Fall 2023

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Bonjour à tous! My name is William Coulibaly, and I’m a junior at FCLC majoring in International Studies and French. This semester, I will be studying at SciencesPo Reims in France, and I can’t wait to take you all along for the ride! I’m looking forward to exploring all the natural beauty of the Champagne region, as well as getting to know all different sorts of people. I chose to study at SciencesPo because of its connections within Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, and specifically, due to its programs focusing on International Affairs and Development.


Pranati Yekula 
London, United Kingdom, Fall 2023

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Hey guys! I’m Pranati and I’m studying abroad in London this fall through Fordham London’s Gabelli School of Business program. I’m a junior majoring in Global Business with a concentration in Digital Media and Technology.

I'm excited about exploring the city, visiting museums, cafes, and art galleries, and meeting some of my close friends. I'm also excited to travel and explore the UK and nearby European countries in my free time. 

I look forward to sharing some of my trip’s highlights with you!


Izzy Bonebrake
London, United Kingdom, Summer 2023

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Hi my name is Izzy and I am a soon to be senior from Marquette University studying abroad in London, England at Fordham London for the month of June! I am a journalism major with minors in digital media and creative writing. 

I am extremely excited to be in London for a whole month, I can’t wait to explore all of the culture, food, and history the city has to offer. I am most excited to explore the Tower of London and get to know other students in the program.

I chose to study abroad in London because I have always wanted to travel here ever since I was a little kid. The history in London and the U.K. is something I have always been interested in and now I can experience it first hand!

Kari White
Stockholm, Sweden, Summer 2023

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I'm most excited about getting to experience Midsommar while in Stockholm, eating Swedish meatballs that aren't from IKEA, and visiting Iceland. I chose DIS Stockholm because of the emphasis that they place on the students interacting with the city on their own, and the study tours where students travel to another country with their class.

Hayley Gregoire
Granada, Spain, Spring 2023

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Hi everyone! My name is Hayley and I’m studying abroad in Granada through the Fordham in Granada program! I am a junior double majoring in Spanish and Communications and minoring in Sports Journalism. I’m excited to immerse myself in the Spanish culture and learn about its history, given that Spain has such a rich history! I’m also excited to improve my Spanish speaking skills, and staying with a host family will definitely help with that :) Stay tuned as I’ll share new discoveries and highlights from trips. ¡Hasta pronto!

Zachary Simonetti
Rome, Italy, Spring 2023

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Ciao! My name is Zach Simonetti and I am a junior at the Gabelli School of Business majoring in Finance. I’m so thrilled to be spending the semester studying abroad in Rome! This will be my second time visiting Europe and my first time being in Italy. I chose this program mainly to get in touch with my Italian heritage and to fully immerse myself within the amazing culture—not to mention all the delicious food! I’m really looking forward to exploring not only Rome, but all of Italy, as well as taking courses like ‘Food and Wine’ and ‘Art in Rome’ throughout the semester. I can’t wait to share my study abroad adventures with you all! Ci Vediamo Presto!

Bell Pendon
Seoul, South Korea, Spring 2023

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Hey everyone, I’m Bell! I am studying abroad through Fordham’s exchange program with Sogang University as a Communication and Culture major with a concentration in Media Studies. I am looking forward to immersing myself in another culture, specifically one with a deep history, diverse cuisine, and excellent entertainment and arts center. Seoul has many intriguing points, especially its harmony with historical heritage and modern culture. Particular places that I’m looking forward to visiting are the N Seoul Tower, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and Bukchon Hanok Village. I’ve heard so much about South Korea, so I’m genuinely excited to gain experience and make core memories during my time abroad. 

I chose this program because I’ve always expressed interest in the arts and culture sector of South Korea, and Sogang University has such a wonderful reputation in this area. Sogang’s campus is also conveniently placed in Seoul, which I’m excited to explore since I’m primarily around Lincoln Center. All in all, Sogang’s exchange program offers ample opportunities to be immersed in Korean culture while pursuing higher education supported by a creative and dedicated environment.


Liam Dahlborn
London, United Kingdom, Spring 2023

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Hi! My name is Liam Dahlborn and I am currently a junior – double majoring in Communications and Journalism. This spring, I am studying at the Fordham University London Centre. I am looking forward to learning in a new environment, as well as exploring London and traveling to new places in Europe. I chose this program because I wanted to continue to live in a metropolitan city that was connected to Fordham. Even though I will be miles away from New York, I know this time will be a natural extension of the Fordham experience and something I will never forget. 


Cailin Duffy
Maynooth, Ireland, Spring 2023

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Hi everyone! My name is Cailin, and I’m a junior at FCRH studying English with double minors in Creative Writing and Irish Studies. This spring I’ll be studying in Ireland at Maynooth University, where I’ll be completing a certificate in Irish Cultural Heritage. This will be my first time in Ireland and I’m so excited to immerse myself in the rich culture and history of Ireland while also exploring my own Irish heritage! My plans involve going to as many old castles and manors as possible, and any other sites with cool ruins. I can’t wait to share my adventures with you!

Karin Schroeder
Siem Reap, Cambodia, Spring 2023

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Hey everyone! My name is Karin, and I am a current Junior majoring in Environmental Studies at Fordham. This semester, I will be studying abroad in Siem Reap, Cambodia with the university's partner The School for Field Studies! Since learning about Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple complex (the largest religious monument in the world), visiting it has been at the top of my bucket list. With SFS, I will be living only 15 minutes away from Angkor Wat, while also having the opportunity to work with elephants and learn more about how climate change is impacting local biodiversity and culture. I could not be more excited to go!

Grace Dailey
Auckland, New Zealand, Fall 2022

Grace is a fourth-year student studying abroad at the University of Auckland in New Zealand this fall. She's an environmental studies and communications double major and she's excited to pursue her studies abroad! In her free time she loves to hang out with her homies, rock climb, and drink decaf lattes with oat milk because she's caffeine and dairy sensitive. Grace does not let her sensitive tummy stop her and loves to go on adventures. She loves spending time outside and recently backpacked around Yosemite National Park. She loves being in nature but also having access to a city so she decided Auckland would be the perfect place for her to go abroad. She's super hype to be a global ambassador this semester and can't wait to share her travels!

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Eric Lucido
London, United Kingdom, Fall 2022

Hi! My name is Eric and I’m a junior at the Gabelli School of Business at Lincoln Center studying Global Business with a concentration in Marketing and Consumer insights. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to explore London, and Europe, this fall. I take classes while working as a PR Coordinator at a small luxury goods agency in New York; I am looking forward to sharing the related events/experiences in London, as well as my experience immersed in my classes! Excited to share my adventures throughout the semester!

Email: [email protected] 


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Maggie Fluehr
London, United Kingdom, Fall 2022

Hi! My name is Maggie, and I am a rising junior at FCRH studying Film and Television with a concentration in FIlm and double minors in Psychology and Digital Technologies and Emerging Media. I am so excited to be studying at the Fordham London Liberal Arts program this fall!! This will be my first time in London so I am excited about the opportunity to explore all that the city has to offer, along with the rest of Europe! I am so excited to have the chance to share and document my study abroad experience with all of you. This experience will give me the chance to capture all of the memories i hope to create and bring you along for the ride! Expect many photos and videos of my adventures because I cannot wait to bring you along! There is so much I want to do and so many places I want to see!! Get ready London, I will be there soon!

Email: [email protected] 

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Emilia Tesoriero
Granada, Spain, Fall 2022

¡Hola! My name is Emilia, and I’m a junior at FCRH studying International Political Economy with a Global Business concentration. I can’t wait for my semester in Granada! Given its long history as a rich cultural, educational, and religious center, Granada is the perfect study abroad destination for me and my interests. Free tapas and Flamenco dance lessons also add to the allure! I look forward to immersing myself in the Spanish lifestyle, living with a host family, and taking elective courses, including “Islamic Culture in Spain” and “The Political Systems of Spain and the EU” at the University of Granada. Watch me (hopefully!) improve my Spanish along the way. I’m super excited to share my experiences with you. ¡Hasta pronto! 

Email: [email protected] 

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Peyton Crowe
Granada, Spain, Summer 2022

Hello everyone! My name is Peyton Crowe and I am a sophomore at Fordham Rose Hill studying Film and Television. This month I will be sharing some highlights from my time studying abroad in Granada, Spain. This is my first time ever traveling abroad so I am eager to soak up as much of the different cultures as possible and immerse myself in all sorts of new experiences! Granada is a wonderful place to visit because of its Islamic history and architecture as well as its close proximity to other notable cities in Spain. I can’t wait to learn more!

Email: [email protected] 

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Our Global Ambassadors assist in the creation of social media pages by providing us with content from their study abroad experiences. This content may be in the form of photos, videos or even blog posts to engage our viewers. 

Their content is on our Instagram and Facebook pages to view. Check out @fordhamabroad on IG and FB!

Please email [email protected] with any questions about the program.