Study Abroad Ambassadors

International Ambassadors are students who have studied abroad all over the world and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experiences.  Get to know these students and ask them questions!

 

Garret Conover

Garret Conover

Major: Business Administration: Concentration in Economics
Minors: Creative Writing and Spanish
Study Abroad Destination: Quito, Ecuador
Recommendation: “Travel everywhere you can! It’s cheap and there is so much, so close.”
Email: gbconover@presby.edu

“An incredible aspect of Ecuador is its diversity, both geographical and biological. Ecuador offered an amazing range of destination types, all within a moderately small country. It was an incredible experience to stay in the jungle one end of the week and the beach the next, while hiking a mountain after class in the days between.”

 

Heather Lamp

Heather Lamp

Major: International Studies and German :Major
Minor: Chinese Studies
Study Abroad Destination: Karlsruhe, Germany
Recommendation: “Take advantage of Karlsruhe’s central location. There are many places to travel just outside of the area and the main train station makes travel easy and relatively affordable.”
Email: halamp@presby.edu

“Study abroad helped me see myself as a more independent young woman. I was able to learn more about the way others in the world view my own country as well. My favorite trip was when I travelled to Dachau. Seeing history in real life makes it all the more enticing to learn. I will never forget the friends that I have made nor will I ever forget the amazing opportunity that the PC International Programs office has given me.”

Graham Hope

Graham Hope

Major: Sociology
Minors: Philosophy and Chinese Studies
Study Abroad Destination: Guizhou University
Recommendation: “I recommend that anyone who chooses to study abroad at Guizhou University eat 酸汤鱼。Also, don’t stop learning. Learn as much Chinese as you can, EVERYDAY. You won’t regret it!”
Email: gahope@presby.edu

“In any one day during my term of study at Guizhou University, I was likely to climb the most magnificent mountain I have ever seen, taste the best meal I have ever eaten, socialize with people from every corner of the globe, learn more than I do during a semester at PC, meet more beautiful women than you can imagine, and realize how privileged I and everyone I know in the USA truly is. During my semester at Guizhou University, I learned more Mandarin in five months than I thought was possible, traveled deep into the high mountains of Yunnan on my own, made friends that will last a lifetime, gained numerous professional opportunities, and enjoyed the hospitality of a host family that is awaiting my return! Study abroad at Guizhou University is awesome. It is not for the faint-hearted or apprehensive, but it is AWESOME!”

Julie Harbin

Major: Early Childhood Education
Study Abroad Destination: Carmarthen, Wales
Recommendation: “I highly recommend that students get involved with the community. Make friends with the Welsh students. Take walks into town, especially on market day. Travel around Wales. And try to become a local.”
Email: sjharbin@presby.edu

“The people I met, the food I tasted, the culture I experienced, and the places I visited all transformed me beyond my imagination. Of all the beautiful places I visited, Wales captured my heart with its beautiful and breathtaking landscapes and the warm, welcoming hearts of the Welsh. One Welsh word summarizes the impact of my time abroad: Hiraeth. To feel ‘hiraeth’ is to experience a deep longing to return to Wales. And needless to say, I will be returning!”

Kelly Berryman

Kelly Berryman

Major: Biology
Study Abroad destination: Cave Hill, Barbados
Recommendation: “It is very hot so you have to be able to deal with the heat and love the beach. I also recommend taking Marine Bio, it was a lot of fun.”
Email: kaberryma@presby.edu

“Studying abroad made me a lot more independent and confident, while meeting many amazing and diverse people. The classes I took still challenged me in new ways. I traveled to St. Lucia while abroad and I would recommend visiting other island while there! I also realized how convenient things are back home and at PC.”

Julianna Franklin

Julianna Franklin

Major: International Studies and Spanish
Minor: English
Study Abroad Destination: Quito, Ecuador
Recommendation: “Go Puenting and visit the Swing at the End of the World at Banos”
Email: jgfrankli@presby.edu

“Going abroad, no matter where you go, forces you to reevaluate everything you know about yourself and the world. However, your new vision enables you to truly appreciate the beauty of different cultures. Each place you visit and each person you meet has this beautiful truth within them that if you listen closely enough you can discover.”

Laura Johnston

Major: International Studies Study Abroad Destination: Carmarthen, Wales Recommendation: "It's easy and cheap to travel around the UK by train with a 16-25 railcard or by Megabus" Email: lhjohnsto@presby.edu "My favorite thing about studying in Wales was being able to travel easily. There was easy access to public transportation and London was only 6 hours away by bus. I traveled to 9 different countries and traveled anytime I had free time. There's so many places to explore!"Major: International Studies
Study Abroad Destination: Carmarthen, Wales
Recommendation: “It’s easy and cheap to travel around the UK by train with a 16-25 railcard or by Megabus”
Email: lhjohnsto@presby.edu

“My favorite thing about studying in Wales was being able to travel easily. There was easy access to public transportation and London was only 6 hours away by bus. I managed to travel to 9 different countries and traveled anytime I had free time. There’s so many places to explore!”

 

 

Rachel Miles

Major: Spanish Minor: English, Media Studies, History, International Studies Study Abroad Destination: Pamplona, Spain Recommendation: “I'd recommend investing in a youth card. It costs about eight dollars and it’s totally worth it. I got a majorly discounted ticket to see a Spanish production of Grease, the musical. You can also get discount tickets for trains, planes, and buses using it.” Email: remiles@presby.edu “Through my study abroad experience in Spain, I learned my capabilities and grew as a person. I don't think I've still fully grasped how much my international experience changed me (for the better). I would go back in a heartbeat.”

Major: Spanish
Minor: English, Media Studies, History, International Studies
Study Abroad Destination: Pamplona, Spain
Recommendation: “I’d recommend investing in a youth card. It costs about eight dollars and it’s totally worth it. I got a majorly discounted ticket to see a Spanish production of Grease, the musical. You can also get discount tickets for trains, planes, and buses using it.”
Email: remiles@presby.edu

“Through my study abroad experience in Spain, I learned my capabilities and grew as a person. I don’t think I’ve still fully grasped how much my international experience changed me (for the better). I would go back in a heartbeat.”