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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? 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 2017 Peer Ambassadors for the Center for International Programs!
Alex Ator Alexandria Ator
Major: Pharmaceutical Marketing
Minor: Political Science

SJU Summer Program in Rome 2016

My abroad experience was a time for me to step outside of my comfort zone, and explore the world outside of the USA. While nervous in the beginning about this new experience, it took me a few days to fall in love completely with the culture, food, people, and historical sites. My trip to Italy was the most fulfilling and happiest month of my life. While this statement sounds cliche, this once in a lifetime opportunity gave me what I did not know was missing and led me to many important realizations. While abroad, I learned more about myself and had time to reflect on what I really desired in my life. There is so much for the world to see, cultures to experience, and lessons to learn from traveling abroad, and I am so grateful to have had this adventure.

Aubin Charles Aubin
Major: History
Minor: Political Science

Belgium Internship Program
Spring 2016

Charles Aubin studied abroad & worked for József SZ�JER a Vice President of the European People's Party. As a history major and political science minor, he was able to see many historical sites he had read about and get a firsthand perspective of how the European Parliament functions. E-mail:
Cooper Erin Cooper
Major: Communications Studies
Minor: Marketing - Advertising & Promotions

Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
Spring 2016
Erin welcomes students to "stalk" her experience in Europe you can follow my instagram @nirecoops or add me on facebook!
Jordan Erin Jordan
Major: Marketing 

National University of Ireland, Galway
Fall 2016

My study abroad experience provided me with a truly eye-opening, challenging, incredible four months that has left me with a newfound love for traveling and a knowledge of various cultures. Of the 8 countries that I explored during my time abroad, each one left me with a greater desire to expand my horizons and discover more of what the world has to offer. Living in Ireland for four months led me to fall in love with the Irish culture and the Irish people, and ultimately left me with another place to call home.
Kaiser Stephen Kaiser 
Major: Risk Management & Insurance
Minors: Asian Studies, Chinese Language & Culture, Business Intelligence

The Beijing Center, Fall 2016

HI guys. My name is Max Kaiser and I'm originally from Staten Island, NY and in addition to traveling, enjoy collecting socks, rowing, hiking, and zoos. I studied abroad first semester junior year in Beijing, China as part of the TBC program through Loyola University Chicago, and intend to return summer 2017 for a proposed internship position. I greatly enjoyed my time abroad and felt it heavily impacted the way I handle my studies at SJU. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you might have, I hope I can help. 

T: @sirmaxalott | e:  | IG: @staxkaiser
Lavery Mary Brigh Lavery
Major: Political Science
Minor:  Justice and Ethics in the Law 

Belgium Internship Program
Spring 2016

In the spring of 2016 she had the wonderful opportunity of partaking in the Belgium Internship Program. Mary Brigh worked in Member of Parliament Norica Nicolai of Romania's office, and out of her various internships working in the European Parliament is one of her favorites. She is also currently the Vice President of the Women's Leadership Initiative and President of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honor Society. She is a south central Pennsylvania resident and hopes to attend law school in the Fall of 2017.
Lawler Noelle Lawler
Major: International Business
Minor: Economics

Florence University of the Arts
Fall 2016
While being abroad I realized a few changes about myself. One example is how I've come to appreciate our individual freedoms & liberties as a United States citizen as in comparison to some of the countries I visited, especially those that had a greater police presence in areas that experienced terror. I also surprised myself with my independence and means of navigation. I traveled to multiple cities on my own and was able to get to all the destinations that I wanted to see; I was not at all nervous about traveling on my own and didn't let multiple languages be a barrier.
Medina Calderon Karen Medina Calderon
Major: Environmental Science
Minors: French & Philosophy

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)
Spring 2016

Over the spring semester 2016, I had the beautiful opportunity to live in Denmark and learn more about this marvelous Scandinavian country and its people. I was a student at DIS under the Sustainable Development course, and not only did I get the change to ride my bike everywhere I wanted I also learned the proper rules about biking around the happiest city on earth, and I even got trapped in bike traffic! (Yes there is such a thing as bike traffic and it's great!) I also had the chance to travel with class to Germany for a couple of days and experienced out train getting on the ferry!! As crazy as it sounds it was an incredible opportunity that showed me how far we've gone with the different transportation developments! These are only a few of the great things I saw and learned, hopefully you'll get the chance to participate in something that challenges you! Good luck and wish you the best, it is something you won't regret!!
Sasso Michaela Sasso
Major: International Business

IFSA-Butler: Alliance for Global Education- Pune, India
Spring 2016

While abroad in India, my friends and I came up with this acronym: DIFTS. It stands for "Do It For The Story". I spent every moment while abroad and since returning trying to make stories that are worth sharing, because I want to live a life that is full of exciting and adventurous tales. I want to look back and be thankful I made the most of every moment. Email me if you have any questions about study abroad or are just interested in hearing a good story
Sellers Madeleine Sellers
Major: International Business

IES Paris: Business & International Affairs, Spring 2016
IFSA-Butler, Birkbeck College of London, England, Spring 2017

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!"
Seely Emma Seely
Major: Psychology; English

John Cabot University of Rome
Fall 2016

From Copenhagen to Venice and beyond, she saw the world that semester, and now she can't wait to keep on exploring. Emma is more than happy to answer any questions you might have about study abroad, and she can be reached through her email at, or through facebook or instagram (mc_emsee).


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