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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 special events.  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!
Emily Antner Emily Antner
Program: IES Abroad in London (PETITION)
Term Abroad: Spring 2018
Major: Pharm. Marketing

Cheers! Studying abroad in London was an incredible semester I will never forget! From afternoon tea at Harrods to my daily commute on the tube, I treasured every authentic British experience I was able to have during my international adventure. My professors were engaging, the food was amazing, and the cultures were one of a kind. The world is a beautiful place just waiting to be explored so don't pass up this chance of a lifetime! Take a chance and live greater.
Kevin Duncan Kevin Duncan
Program: Identities in Conflict: Violence, Reconciliation and Community (ENG444) - Study Tour in Northern Ireland
Major: Marketing 
Minor: English

Participating in the Study Tour to Northern Ireland was the best decision I have ever made. I was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of going to Ireland, immerse myself fully in a new culture, and make lasting memories and friendships. This was hands down the best experience of my life and it could be yours too! Reach out with any questions at
Elaine Estes Elaine Estes
Program: Indigenous Religions, Economic Globalization & Human Rights (REL 272) – Study Tour in Bolivia + academic research in Cuba
Major: Spanish
Minor: Theology and Religious Studies

As someone with interests in lifelong study of they ways in which education and language are integrated within the human experience, the Center for International Programs at SJU has proved to be an invaluable tool in enhancing my academic track. I have ventured on two very different trips--to Bolivia (with a Study Tour) and Cuba (alone!)--with the support of CIP, and would love to share my experiences with other SJU students in the hopes that they explore opportunities offered by CIP in order to enhance their own lives.
Sophia Polifonte Sophia Polifonte
Program: Florence University of the Arts (FUA) - Fairfield University
Term Abroad: Spring 2018 
Major: Accounting 
Minor: Marketing

When I began college, I knew I could not pass up the opportunity to study abroad. Living, studying and working in beautiful Florence was one of the best decisions that I have made. The opportunity to visit different countries and navigate through their streets and cultures is like no other. Studying in a new surrounding and culture is a unique and an unforgettable experience that I know I will carry with me forever. I cannot wait to return to the city that I now call my home.


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