Meet the Staff

Virginia Hosono

Director, Office of Study Abroad and International Travel
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  • Countries Virginia's traveled to: Canada, Mexico, Japan, Greece
  • A country Virginia wants to visit: Italy and South Korea
  • Advice Virginia would give to future travelers: "Never underestimate the power travel has to change your life."

Athens, Greece

Melissa Lee

Study Abroad Advisor
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  • Countries Melissa's traveled to: Spain, Canada, Cuba, Costa Rica, Australia
  • A country Melissa wants to visit: Iceland
  • A lesson Melissa has learned from traveling: "Travel with an open mind, be open to new ideas and new experiences. Embrace the culture of the country that you are traveling to."

Salamanca, Spain

Kimber Guinn

Study Abroad Advisor 
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  • Countries Kimber's traveled to: Canada, Ecuador, Ireland, England, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal.
  • A country Kimber wants to visit: Iceland or New Zealand
  • Advice Kimber would give to future travelers: "Put down the map! It's okay to get lost and ask a stranger for directions."

Porto, Portugal

Rebecca Dixon

Program Assistant Sr.
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  • Countries Rebecca's traveled to: France, Ireland, Canada, England, Austria, and Italy
  • A country Rebecca wants to visit: New Zealand or Scotland
  • Advice Rebecca would give to future travelers: "If possible, visit an area outside of the big cities, even if it's only for a day.."

Versailles, France

Brianna Berry

Peer Ambassador

  • Countries I've been to so far: Canada, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Ireland, England, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Peru!
  • Country I'd Most Like to Visit: Turkey and Russia! (but I'm going to Argentina next!)
  • Fun Fact: I love my two dogs more than anything in the world and I like to FaceTime with them when I'm abroad!

      Jennifer Owen

      Peer Ambassador

        • Countries I’ve Been To: France, Spain, Italy and England,Senegal
        • Country  I’d Most Like to Visit: Greece or Morocco
        • Fun Fact: My Bucket List is made up entirely of places to travel...including 1 country from each letter of the alphabet! Except x.

          Blake Schreiner

          Peer Ambassador

          • Countries I've been to: France, UK, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Iceland, New Zealand, Monaco
          • Country I want to travel to: Indonesia
          • Advice: Keep up with the friends you make abroad--you never know when or where you might meet again!

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          Queenstown, New Zealand


          Jenny Snyder

          Graduate Assistant

          • Countries Jenny's traveled to: France, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Morocco, & Japan
          • Countries Jenny would like to visit: South Korea and Senegal
          • Jenny chose to Study Abroad because: She desired to learn French. She wanted to experience another culture, and broaden her worldviews. She always had a dream of traveling to another country alone, perhaps to learn about herself, but to really soak in the culture firsthand without the distractions of family and so forth.


          Tokyo, Japan

          Dave Salge

          Graduate Assistant

          • Countries I’ve traveled to: South Africa, England, France, Canada, and extensively in the US
          • Country I want to visit most: Morocco or India
          • Travel advice: Meet people native to the area you visit.  They can immerse you in the culture and show you places you would never find in a travel guide or book.
          • Fun fact: I would love to eventually become a member of the 50 State Marathon Club.  After March of 2017, I will only have 41 more to go!

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          Diepsloot, South Africa