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, Wales, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, New Zealand, Fiji
  • A country Kimber wants to visit: Iceland or Thailand
  • 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, Peru and Argentina!
  • A country Brianna wants to visit: Turkey and Russia
  • Fun Fact: I love my two dogs more than anything in the world and I like to FaceTime with them when I'm abroad!

      Barcelona, Spain

        Thomas Lawrence

        Peer Ambassador

        • Countries I've been to: Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Panama, Spain.
        • A country Thomas wants to visit: Norway and Sweden
        • Advice: Try to immerse yourself in the language and culture of the country as much as possible, avoid the international-English-speaking bubble!

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        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
        • A country Dave wants to visit: Morocco or India
        • 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