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Global Mentors are RMU students who have studied abroad and are now back on campus. Check out what they have to say about their time abroad and contact them if you’re interested in learning more about their specific study abroad program!


Schaffer

Kylee Schaffer ‘18


Euroscholars


Utrecht, Netherlands

“I did research on cartilage tissue engineering for five months through the EuroScholars program. Some of the best parts of the experience were meeting so many new people and traveling around Europe. I learned a lot about other cultures by talking with people I met and by experiencing them firsthand. It was an amazing experience, and I love that I now have friends all over the world!”
Lundberg

Niki Lundberg ‘18

Kansai Gaidai University

Hirakata, Japan

“It was a beautiful spring day in Japan. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom - when the breeze picked up, they’d fall from the trees like snow, covering the paths. My host mother decided that it was the perfect day to visit a local Buddhist shrine, so we went in kimonos together and walked around before heading home for a delicious home-cooked lunch.”
Kosenko

Katherine Kosenko ‘18


University of Limerick


Limerick, Ireland

“Studying abroad was the best experience of my life. Not only was I able to experience the culture of Ireland, but I was able to travel to 10 different countries while I was there. I was able to come out of my comfort zone and meet some amazing people along the way. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything else and I’m hoping to travel back to Europe very soon!”

Taylor Borrellli ‘18


FLEAP


Ireland and Northern Ireland

“Getting the opportunity to experience another culture was amazing. My favorite memories from the trip is all the Irish traditions and their history that we were able to experience. I was able to learn about another country's troubles and how they fought to become a country just like the United States did. I think the coolest thing we got to do was see landmarks that are older than America.”

Dietrich

George Dietrich ‘18


CIEE


Berlin, Germany
“I loved my time abroad.  Germany is such a lovely country to live in; so much history in one area.  Cannot wait to go back there again one day.”
 Gaydos

Dillan Gaydos '18

 

American Business School of Paris

 

Paris, France

"My time abroad will always be one of my favorite semester I have had while attending RMU. Getting to spend such a long period of time on my own in a foreign country proved to be a truly remarkable experience. And being there for a full semester allowed me the time to be able to travel and see more of the world than I expected to be able to while in college. Some of the greatest memories I'll ever have were made possible because of my time spent studying abroad!"
Hoolahan

Delaney Hoolahan '18


Griffith College Dublin

 

Dublin, Ireland

"Taking this time abroad was the most rewarding thing I have done for myself to date.  Not only did I learn so much from Griffith and my professors, but I learned even more on my own as I traveled to 11 different countries!  I will never forget the memories I made and the impact that this trip had on my life."
 Murray

Laurel Murray '19

 

Vira Heinz Scholar

 

CIEE

 

Berlin, Germany

"Thanks to the Vira I. Heinz Program, I was able to intern in Berlin, Germany for during the summer of 2017! I worked for a startup company specializing in Business Intelligence and Start-Up Business Intelligence for high-tech startups working towards creating a more sustainable future. During my travels, I learned more than I ever could have imagined and experienced such a high volume of cultures in a short-amount of time. Because of my experience, I have been inspired to travel the world even more for pleasure and for part of my future career."
Shipton

Kaitlyn Shipton '19


FHS St. Gallen

 

St. Gallen, Switzerland

"Studying abroad was an eye-opening experience. I learned to adapt to a new culture and language as well as a unique campus environment. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to broaden my knowledge, make lifelong friends and expand my global, professional network."
Ladika

Katey Ladika ‘19

 

AIFS


Prague, Czech Republic

“While studying abroad in the Czech Republic, I was able to see first-hand pieces of history that most have only read about! The most notable for me was Nicolaus Copernicus's book on the Heliocentric Solar System! On assignment for my Art and Urbanism class, I was able to visit the vast library of the Strahov Monastery in Prague 1. This extensive collection held 250,000 books dating back to the 10th century and was beautifully decorated in an ornate, baroque style! The librarian of the monastery promised a "special treat" at the end of the tour, but I never imaged he would take  Copernicus's book out of climate control and allow me to view it in such close quarters! This was just one of many occupations where I had history at my fingertips and awe in my heart!”
Sadaka

Christianne Sadaka ‘19


CIEE


Dublin, Ireland

“Going abroad taught me so much about myself. I've always identified as an introvert, but I came home newly aware of how fantastic people can be. I got to meet some really great people - American and from various parts of Europe - and gained a lot of valuable perspective.”

Berdine

Adelyn Berdine ‘19

 

FLEAP

 

Ireland and Northern Ireland

“My time in Ireland was simply incredible. Going into the program, I was nervous because I didn’t know anyone else going on the trip. I quickly made friends that I know will last a lifetime, I was able to experience a gorgeous foreign country, and I became close with the professors on the trip. Making the decision to study abroad has been the best decision that I have made since the start of college.”



If you are a returned study abroad student and are interested in becoming a Global Mentor, contact the CGE for more information.