The Study Abroad Ambassadors are a group of passionate students who previously studied abroad and are eager to share their global perspectives and study abroad experience with their fellow students.
We are excited to announce the 2019-20 Study Abroad Ambassadors! These students are here to serve as a resource for their programs.
Hello everyone! As a study abroad ambassador, I am here to help you and be a resource on your journey abroad. Without studying abroad, I would not have had the chance to connect with so many people and listen to their stories. I truly expanded my horizons — both literally and figuratively. After I graduate from Central, I will volunteer for two years with the Peace Corps. My experience in both Mérida and Costa Rica helped me refine what I am looking for in life and pushed me to go after what I want. I would love to talk with you about studying abroad, so don’t hesitate to contact me.
I decided to study abroad because I’ve always had a very adventurous personality. Exploring Wales was a great way to lean into that trait. While in Wales I “learned” many things about the United States, but the funniest thing I learned about our country was that Chicago is actually a state, not Illinois. Some of my favorite memories from abroad were times spent with the other Central students I had previously not known before going to Wales.
Hello! My name is Andres Cesin and I am the Study Abroad Ambassador for Spain. I went abroad to improve my Spanish and travel the world. I ended up doing that and so much more. I got the opportunity to travel to Morocco, London, Prague, Greece and throughout Spain, all while bettering my future career with an internship and cultural experiences very few people have. It has helped me obtain job opportunities I couldn’t have predicted.
I have a favorite travel quote: “If I told you the whole story, it would never have an end.” — Federico Garcia Lorca
The five weeks of independent research in Costa Rica, as well as a semester studying abroad in Granada, Spain, were enriching experiences that advanced my personal growth, professional goals and perspective of the world. Through full immersion in new cultures, I saw dramatic developments in my Spanish speaking abilities. The opportunities I encountered abroad advanced my abilities to teach, leading an English class in Spain. I learned lessons, as well as strengthened my sense of self-awareness that will help me in my career in education. Ask me about both programs to find out more.
Hello! My name is Anna Overla and I am the student ambassador for the Paris study abroad program. While I’ve lived abroad before, Paris was a unique experience as it gave me the opportunity to learn how to live in a big, culturally diverse city. Paris is also a travel hub and offers cheap options for both train and air travel, but you don’t have to leave the city to experience culture. A highlight of my time abroad was visiting the art museums for free. Studying abroad is a life-changing experience that gives you opportunities to live independently and adapt to a new culture.
Hello! My name is Aanna Roslien and I am representing the Vienna Study Abroad Program. I studied abroad during the Spring semester of 2019. Spending the semester abroad was one of the best opportunities I’ve ever experienced. Vienna is a city with several sites to see and a wide variety of things to do. It is also very centrally located in Europe which is perfect for other travel. The highlight of my time abroad was getting to travel to 11 different countries. This was truly a life-changing experience and it is something I will never forget. My advice to anyone considering studying abroad is just do it. You can try to come up with reasons not to, but they will never trump the reasons to do it.
Hello! I studied in London during the Spring semester of 2019 and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Choosing to study abroad was really scary for me, because none of my friends were going and I was super content with my life at Central. But I decided to take a risk — and that risk paid off big time! I ended up having an awesome internship with a startup company, seeing some of my favorite musicals live, finding a church that felt like home and meeting some amazing friends I wouldn’t have gotten to know otherwise. I am so grateful for all of my experiences in London, and I would love to help with any questions you may have!