Study Abroad Ambassadors

 Ambassadors work to boost participation & connect fellow world-travelers

Promotion: Represent Purdue Study Abroad through outreach & recruitment activities meant to educate, and increase participation.   

PASSPORTAssist with the integration of our domestic and exchange students by helping ensure the success of this social club.  This includes PASSPORT Partners, a buddy program for returning study abroad participants & exchange students new to campus.

If interested in applying to becoming an Ambassador, or if you would like to request an Ambassador to speak to your class, or organization, please email Michael Bittinger at

[Ambassador's Schedule of Events]

College of Agriculture

Grant Johnson
Major: Farm Management
Study Abroad Experience:
  Global Egypt: Culture, Diversity, and Globalization (Egypt)
  Discovering Agriculture, Food, History, and Culture of Greece (Greece)
Shayden Jones
Major: Animal Sciences
Study Abroad Experience:
  Natural History in Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
  SFS-Tanzania: Wildlife Management (Tanzania)
Jenna Schoonmaker
Major: Biochemistry
Study Abroad Experience:
  University College Dublin - AG (Ireland)

College of Engineering

Carson Denoo
Major: Materials Science & Engeer
Study Abroad Experience:
  Tohoku University (Japan)
Miranda Stickel
Major: Environ & Ecological Engr
Study Abroad Experience:
  International Perspectives in Water Sciences and Management- India (India)
  CIEE-Seville: Liberal Arts (Spain)
Claire Taranowski
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Study Abroad Experience:
  Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
  Coral Reef Research Study Abroad (Belize)

College of Health and Human Sciences

Katheryn Beckemeier
Major: Nutrition Science
Study Abroad Experience:
  The Galapagos and Sustainability (Ecuador)
  Design History - UK, France and Belgium (Multiple Countries)
  Intercultural Learning in Health and Human Sciences: Lived Experience in Greece (Greece)
Yeajoon Han
Major: Kinesiology
Study Abroad Experience:
  Seoul National University (South Korea)
Ellery Law
Major: Brain and Behavioral Sci
Study Abroad Experience:
  Global Leadership in Peru for Freshmen (Peru)
Deirdre Sullivan
Major: Brain and Behavioral Sci
Study Abroad Experience:
  UMN-Montpellier: Youth Development and Psychology in France (France)

College of Liberal Arts

Grace Hobbs
Major: Communication
Study Abroad Experience:
  Creative and Cultural Expression in Ireland's Ancient East (Ireland)
Adeline Waltz
Major: English
Study Abroad Experience:
  University of Essex (United Kingdom)

College of Science

Priyam Gupta
Major: Computer Science
Study Abroad Experience:
  DIS-Copenhagen: Health, Science and Engineering Programs (Denmark)
Ian Heinig
Major: Applied Mathematics
Study Abroad Experience:
  University College Dublin (Ireland)
Advait Mallela
Major: Computer Science
Study Abroad Experience:
  National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Polytechnic Institute

Lauren Bakun
Major: Aviation Management
Study Abroad Experience:
  IES-Milan: Business Studies (Italy)
Talia Hirsch
Major: Supply Chain & Sales Engr
Study Abroad Experience:
  CIEE-Barcelona: Business and Culture (Spain)
Madison Loyd
Major: UX Design
Study Abroad Experience:
  Explore the Global Classroom: Bavaria to Catalonia (Multiple Countries)
Emilio Rios-Rojas
Major: UX Design
Study Abroad Experience:
  Purdue Sydney Internship Program (Australia)
  Digital Civics and User Experience Design (United Kingdom)

[Ambassador's Schedule of Events]

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