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Carley Bevry, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Carley Bevry, Ireland

Dia duit! Carley Bevry is a Senior currently majoring in Environmental Engineering with a Minor in Renewable Energy. She is currently an RA in Dobson Hall and a Women in EMS Mentor. Carley studied abroad in Limerick, Ireland her Sophomore Year where she got to visit tons of Castle Ruins. There was even ruins at the Campus she was attending!

Contact Carley: bevryc@uwplatt.edu

Visit Calrley during her office hours: Thursdays 11:00am - 12:00pm

Jonathan Brumm, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Jonathan Brumm, England

Jonathan Brumm is pursuing his degree in English and Education at UW-Platteville. He developed an obsession for the intricacies of European culture during his semester at St. Mary’s University in Twickenham, England. Along with writing prose and poetry, Jonathan also enjoys speaking French, playing and writing music on guitar, and travelling as much as he can. He tries his best to live by these words from Charles Bukowski: “If you’re going to try, go all the way”.

Contact Jonathan: brummj@uwplatt.edu

Visit Jonathan during his office hours: Wednesdays 11:00am - 1:00pm.

Matthew Grieser, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Matthew Grieser, Fiji

Matthew Grieser is studying Biology with an emphasis in Zoology. Matthew studied abroad through the UW-Platteville Education Abroad program for a semester at the University of the South Pacific in Suva Fiji. He plans to go back to Fiji and visit again in the future. His favorite memories of Fiji include scuba diving with sharks, hiking several mountains and vacationing in the Yasawa Islands with beautiful coral reefs right off the beach.

Contact Matt: grieserm@uwplatt.edu

Visit Matt during his office hours: Mondays 2:00pm - 3:00pm & Thursdays 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Derek Harmann, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Derek Harmann, Fiji

Derek Harmann is studying software engineering and spent a semester at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva, Fiji on the UW-Platteville Education Abroad program. Derek plans to keep traveling in the future with plans to go to Asia, Europe, and South America once he has the money to sustain himself. He loves Chinese food and dancing till he hits the ground, and  his favorite travel experience was learning to scuba dive in the beautiful coral reefs of Fiji. Just remember that:

It is better to travel well than to arrive. -Buddha

Contact Derek: harmannd@uwplatt.edu

Visit Derek during his office hours: Mondays 11:00am - 1:00pm

Sierra Hartman, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Sierra hartman, Spain

Sierra Hartman is a junior majoring in Business Administration with minors in International Studies and Marketing Strategies and Visual Communications. She studied at Universitat de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain this past summer. She hopes to intern abroad this summer and hopefully move somewhere exciting after graduation. She really enjoyed the architecture, climate, and most of all siestas while studying abroad because is it unlike anything she has experienced here in the US. She had the time of my life in Barcelcon and thinks everyone should go study somewhere!

Contact Sierra: hartmansi@uwplatt.edu

Visit Sierra during her office hours: Mondays 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Kayann Johansson, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Kayann Johansson, China, Germany, and the Netherlands

Guten Tag!  Kayann Johansson is studying business administration major with emphases in marketing and international business, previously interned in the Education Abroad office, and is currently a tour guide on campus.  Kayann has studied abroad three times:  on the UW-Platteville Chinese Business Practices and Culture short-term faculty-led program, on the UW-Platteville History of Science and Technology in Europe short-term faculty-led program, and for a semester at Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany through UW-Platteville’s affiliate CCIS. She loved getting to explore the Heidelberg Castle where she lived in Germany and thought it was really cool to learn about the history and how a family feud had part of the castle being blown up by a hundred pounds of gun powder.

Contact Kayann: johanssonk@uwplatt.edu.

Katy Lang, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Katy Lang, the Netherlands

Katy Lang is a senior history major and political science minor.  Katy studied abroad twice: on the UW-Platteville Chinese Business Practices and Culture short-term faculty-led program and for a semester on the UW-Platteville Exchange program at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences in Zwolle, Netherlands.

Contact Katy: langka@uwplatt.edu.

Avari Miller, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Avari Miller, Australia

G’day Mates! Avari Miller is a senior from Shawano, WI studying Health and Human Performance. She studied abroad in the spring semester of 2014 to Newcastle, Australia for 5 months through the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Education Abroad Program. She had a wonderful time and plans to travel back to the land Down Unda someday in the future!

Contact Avari: millerav@uwplatt.edu

Visit Avari during her office hours: Fridays 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Sean Lull, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

sean lull, fiji and spain

Sean Lull is currently a senior at UW-Platteville majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business. He studied abroad at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji for the fall semester of 2013 and he can’t wait to go back. During his time in Fiji Sean studied Business and Intro to the Fijian Language and his favorite memories of Fiji are the amazing people he met and the beauty of the entire country.

“I Believe everyone should come to understand the concepts of Fiji Time Bula!”

Contact Sean: lulls@uwplatt.edu

Visit Sean during his office hours: Tuesdays 2:00pm - 3:00pm and Thursdays 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

Nayan Patel, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Nayan Patel, Fiji

Nayan Patel is studying Biology with an emphasis in Pre - Med. Nayan studied abroad through the UW-Platteville Education Abroad program for a semester at the University of the South Pacific in Suva Fiji. He has no set plan of returning yet, but he foresees being back on the island again. His favorite memories of Fiji consisted of hiking the mountains, sleeping on the beach and partaking in culture events/tradition. What he misses the most from the island is the concept of “Fiji Time,” which in his words means procrastination at its finest.

Contact Nayan: patelna@uwplatt.edu

Visit Nayan during his office hours: Tuesdays 1:00pm - 2:00pm and Wednesdays 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

Jeremy Staszak, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Jeremy Staszak, Australia

Jeremy Staszak is a communications major with a social media minor who and spent a semester at the University of Newcastle in Newcastle, Australia on the UW-Platteville Education Abroad program. Jeremy best describes study abroad as "one of those life changing events" and has plans to go Down Under again someday.

Contact Jeremy: staszakj@uwplatt.edu.

Kayla Steffel, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Kayla Steffel, the Netherlands

Kayla Steffel grew up just north of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin on a small dairy farm, where she also owns a small herd of Brown Swiss dairy cows, which inspired her animal science major with a dairy science emphasis.  Kayla participated on the UW-Platteville Agriculture and Cultural Exchange short-term faculty-led program to the Netherlands where she was able to tour multiple farms, gain a new perspective on agriculture and experience a new culture.

Contact Kayla: steffelk@uwplatt.edu.

Holly Sutcliffe, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Holly Sutcliffe, Germany and the Netherlands

Holly Sutcliffe is an animal science major with minors in international studies and German who studied abroad twice.  Her first experience was on the UW-Platteville Renewable Energy Best Practices short-term faculty-led program to Germany and was followed by a semester at the Dronten University of Applied Sciences in Dronten, Netherlands on the UW-Platteville Exchange program.  Her favorite travel experiences to date were in Germany, England, Ireland, Netherlands, Italy, France, and the US, and in addition to returning to Europe, she has travel goals to experience Asia.

Contact Holly: sutcliffeh@uwplatt.edu.

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