Global Ambassador Program

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Talk to a student who has studied abroad!

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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Alexandra Sayegh
Paris, France, Spring 2022

Alexandra, FCRH '23, studied in Paris, France during the Spring 2022 semester with Fordham's partner program, CUPA. As an International Studies and French & Francophone Studies double major, Alexandra took courses relating to both her fields of study, which were all taught in French. In addition to expanding her knowledge of the language, Alexandra lived with a Parisian host family and was able to fully immerse herself in French culture through this unique experience. Her favorite part of her study abroad experience was the cultural opportunities provided to her by her program, such as visits to see the Philharmonie de Paris, or her Art History classes that were held in the Louvre! She has so many great things to share about her experience and would love to discuss it further with anyone interested in Fordham's Study Abroad program! 

Email: [email protected] 

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Elie Nowlis
Bilbao, Spain, Spring 2022

My name is Elie and I had the opportunity to study in Bilbao at the University of Deusto during the spring semester of my Junior year. I have always loved to travel and really enjoyed the full immersion of this program and the freedom it awarded me. I am a Math and Economics major and a Spanish minor and enjoy dancing and cooking in my free time. 

Email: [email protected] 

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Natalia Zabala
Strasbourg, France, Spring 2022

My name is Natalia Zabala, and I am a double major in Anthropology and Political Science and a French and Francophone studies minor. I studied abroad my second semester of my junior year (Spring 2022) in Strasbourg, France through our Syracuse partner program. Please feel free to reach out with any questions about the application process or any other aspects of the experience!

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.