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Peer Ambassadors

Peer Ambassadors represent the Center for International Programs and the Abroad Programs they attended during Information Sessions, Class Visits and Office Hours. They are available by email to answer any questions you may have about studying abroad!  They are also available upon request for presentations for student clubs and organizations. If interested, email them at!

Becoming a Peer Ambassador
Can’t stop talking about your experience abroad?  Want to "pay it forward?"  Consider applying for a Peer Ambassador position with the Center for International Programs.

Types of activities you should expect to do as a Peer Ambassador:
  • Help out and man a program table at the Study Abroad Fair
  • Post on the CIP's Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram accounts
  • Email and/or meet with prospective students
  • Speak about your study abroad experience and the application process at information sessions
  • Reach out to clubs and faculty to schedule times to speak at a meeting or class about study abroad
  • Attend pre-departure meetings to answer questions
  • Develop new ideas for how the CIP can improve their study abroad outreach efforts & implement them!

Meet the 2018 Peer Ambassadors for the Center for International Programs!
Bonin Cristina Bonnin
Program: The American University of Rome (AUR)
Term Abroad: Spring 2017
Major: Food Marketing

Being emerged in a new culture, language, and country allowed me to expand my horizons and knowledge on the culinary industry as a Food Marketing Major. It brought extreme happiness and made me appreciate all the beauty in the world more by traveling around Europe.
Cherundolo Sarah Cherundolo
Programs: Marquette South Africa Service Learning, Spring 2017 and SJU Greece Summer Program, Summer 2016 
Major: Sociology

Since going abroad, I have definitely become more flexible, I learned that it's okay for things to not go as planned! 
harris Nicole Harris
Programs: Granada Institute of International Studies, Spring 2017 and SPA 356 Study Tour to Spain, Spring 2016
Major: Linguistics
Minor: Spanish

My time in Granada helped me to not only appreciate the beauty of the world and all it has to offer but it also made me more appreciative of my freedoms living in the United States, as some of the countries I visited don't have the same freedoms. I met people and made friends from all over the world.
letoile Theresa L'Etoile
Program: Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Term Abroad: Spring 2017
Major: Sociology

G'Day mates!  I LOVE all things aussie, ask me anything and everything about the land down under at!
Rudnesky Franki Rudnesky
Program: SJU Summer Program in Rome
Term Abroad: Summer 2017
Major: English
Minor: Italian

Franki thanks the CIP Summer Program Grant for helping her "helped me have the experience of a lifetime this summer!"
Sellers Madeleine Sellers
Programs: IES Paris: Business & International Affairs, Spring 2016 and IFSA-Butler, Birkbeck College of London, England, Spring 2017
Major: International Business

Madeleine advises, "one of the best things about studying abroad is getting to practice a language and realize how much you have improved over the semester. Never be afraid to try to speak to someone in another language because I found that they are much more appreciative of you trying rather than not, and they might even help you!"
Schmidt Danielle (Dani) Schmidt
Program: SJU Summer Program in Greece
Term Abroad: Summer 2017
Major: Interdisciplinary Health Services

Even though Greece is not the richest country, I have never seen happier people; this inspires me to be grateful for everything surrounding me. The Greece Summer Program was an experience like nothing I have ever experienced and I strongly encourage others to share this experience with me! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at
wood Collin Wood
Program: St. Mary's University, London
Term Abroad: Spring 2017
Major: Business Administration

Being given the chance to study abroad is like being given the world. While cliché, studying abroad is truly a once in a life time experience. 

Look into studying abroad sooner rather than later. You won't regret it! 

Feel free to find me on Facebook or Instagram or email me anytime at
Fred Gladis, Fall 2017 Fred Gladis
Program: The American University of Rome (AUR)
Term Abroad: Fall 2017
Major: Business Administration

My semester abroad in Rome was the greatest semester of my life, not to mention the best four months of my life. Studying in another country cannot be compared to anything else at SJU and I've made lasting memories and even more life long friendships. The ability to travel every weekend, experience new cultures, languages, and people is amazing. The world now seems smaller to me. Do not pass up this opportunity!
Sophie Werner, Fall 2017 Sophie Werner
Program:  Granada Institute of International Studies
Term Abroad: Fall 2017
Major: Communications and Spanish
Minor: LEO

Hola! I'm a junior with a Communications/Spanish double major and a Leadership Ethics and Organizational Sustainability minor. I'm from New London, PA, but my heart is also at Hawk Hill and the University of Granada. Contact me at, and say hi if you see me on campus!
Carter Todd, Fall 2017 Carter Todd
Program: DIS in Copenhagen
Term Abroad: Fall 2017
Majors: Communications and Film

Studying abroad in Copenhagen was the best decision I've made during my time at SJU. I'm so glad I took advantage of this wonderful opportunity to see the other side of the world. For me, Copenhagen is like a second home and I can't wait to get back soon!


Listen to Aidan Tyson, a former SJU Summer Program Peer Ambassador speak about his role with the CIP Office (Skip to 12:30).