Santiago Global Ambassadors

Name: Emma Fountain ’20

Major: International Relations, Religion, & Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture

Semester Abroad: Fall 2018

What was your most valuable experience abroad? I loved being immersed in a totally different culture. I chose Santiago because I knew it would be different from what I was used to, and I felt every day like I learned so much just by being in this new environment. I also feel so much more confident in my language abilities – being able to communicate with a whole new population is an incredible ability!

Contact: elfounta@syr.edu


Name: Caitlin Johnston ’20

Major: Spanish Education & Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture

Semesters Abroad: Fall 2018

What was your most valuable experience abroad? Being enrolled in a Chilean University. I had a linguistics class where I was the only non-Chilean and not only did it help improve my Spanish, but I learned so much about their culture by interacting with students my age. I was able to take courses through the local university and the Syracuse center that I never would be able to take at a U.S. university. Although intimidating at first, being fully immersed in Spanish extremely helped my fluency.

Contact: crjohnst@syr.edu


Name: Tara Kielty ’20

Majors: Sociology & Citizenship and Civic Engagement

Semesters Abroad: Fall 2018

What was your most valuable experience abroad? My most valuable experience abroad was living with host families! I loved experiencing the culture first-hand and having lasting connections with people across the globe. I was nervous to live with a host family at first, especially because of the language barrier, but your host family will support you in learning the language, traditions, and all about their city and country. I am so grateful for the experience of living with host families and I can’t wait for you to meet yours!

Contact: tkielty@syr.edu


Name: Anna Poe ’20

Major: International Relations & Citizenship and Civic Engagement

Semesters abroad: Spring 2018

What was your most valuable experience abroad? Living with a host family. Living with a host family provided such a unique opportunity to be immersed while living abroad and I feel so fortunate to have been included in their lives.

Contact: apoe01@syr.edu