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Aubrey Berning, Education Abroad Ambassador

Aubrey Berning, Canada

Aubrey is a sophomore majoring in Biology with zoology and Pre-Vet emphases. She studied abroad in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada in the summer of 2016 for two weeks on the ABC Ecology short-term faculty-led program. Some of her more memorable moments from the program were getting to take her first train ride, having the opportunity to meet scientists and researchers from all around the world, and seeing one of them draw blood from a bird. Her favorite part of the program was riding a zodiac boat on the Hudson Bay, watching beluga whales swim all around the boat and standing on an iceberg in the middle of the Bay. Aubrey plans on studying abroad again in the near future!

Contact Aubrey: berningau@uwplatt.edu

Visit Aubrey during her office hours: Wednesdays 11:00am – 12:00pm

Jesse Bouffiou, Education Abroad Ambassador

Jesse Bouffiou, New Zealand

Jesse is a senior at UW-Platteville majoring in Animal Science with an emphasis in Pre-Vet, and a minor in biology. He studied abroad in the Summer of 2016, through ISA on an internship in veterinarian medicine. His most memorable study abroad experience was the fact that he was in such an adventurous country that he was able to fill his need for an adrenaline rush via outdoor activities. He also loved experiencing such a beautiful country that isn’t as developed where natural beauty still persists. Jesse enjoys traveling and seeing the world and other cultures, sports, and most importantly, enjoys the stimuli our natural environment has to offer.

Contact Jesse: bouffiouj@uwplatt.edu

Visit Jesse during his office hours: Thursdays 10:00am -11:00am 

Caitie Chiaverotti, Education Abroad Ambassador

Caitie Chiaverotti, Argentina

Caitie is a senior at UW-Platteville majoring in International Studies and Spanish, as well as minoring in Business Administration and Latin American Studies. She studied abroad during the Spring 2016 semester at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her favorite travel experience in Argentina was hiking in Patagonia and seeing the glacier there. Caitie enjoys reading, running, speaking Spanish, and learning all she can about other cultures. She can’t wait to see where she will go next!

Contact Caitie: chiaverottic@uwplatt.edu

Visit Caitie during her office hours: Tuesdays 2:30pm - 3:30pm.

Jasen Funk, Spain

Jasen is majoring in Human Resources and International Business at UW-Platteville. He studied in Seville, Spain at the Spanish-American Institute of International Education during the fall semester of 2015.  While abroad, he traveled around Spain, as well as Europe, and in total has visited over 8 countries. Some of his more memorable experiences are traveling around Spain and other European countries, and the opportunities that arose when he immersed myself with the Spanish people and culture.

Contact Jasen: funkj@uwpaltt.edu 

Visit Jasen during his office hours: Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:00 am.

Molly Lee, Education Abroad Ambassador

Molly Lee, Spain 

Molly is a senior majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Agribusiness and an emphasis in Human Resource. Molly studied in Seville, Spain at the Spanish American Institute of International Education during the spring semester of 2016. Some of her most memorable memories were embracing the Spanish culture and getting to know the locals. While aboard, Molly was able to explore 8 different countries. These countries included Morocco, Portugal, Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, and of course Spain! Molly loved her time abroad and encourages anyone interested to travel abroad!

Contact Molly: leemo@uwplatt.edu

Visit Molly during her office hours: Tuesdays 8:00am-9:00am

Jenna Livezey, Education Abroad Ambassador

Jenna Livezey, Netherlands & Germany

Jenna Livezey is a junior studying Industrial Engineering. She studied abroad in The Netherlands and Germany on The History of Science and Technology short-term faculty-led study abroad program in May 2016. Her favorite part of the program was communicating with the locals in their native language (she even went a whole day without speaking English to any of the locals!) and talking with locals about cultural differences. Jenna has also traveled to Italy and Ireland, so please don't hesitate to ask her lots of questions!

Contact Jenna: livezeyj@uwplatt.edu

Visit Jenna during her office hours: Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Emily Loux, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Emily Loux, Scotland

Emily Loux is majoring Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy here at UW-Platteville. Emily studied a variety of things while at the Wisconsin in Scotland program in Dalkeith Scotland. An affiliated program through UW-River Falls. It was her first time flying ever, so it was an experience of a life time and has the developed the travelers itch. The memorable experiences of living in a three hundred year old castle and traveling the world are endless. She had to opportunity to travel to six different countries on those long weekends and fall breaks given through the program. Plus, got to learn a lot about the culture and language of another country. Experience she will never forget!

Contact Emily: louxe@uwplatt.edu

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

Garrett Mattson, Education Abroad Ambassador

Garrett Mattson, England

Garrett Mattson is majoring in Human Resources here at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He studied at St. Marys University Twickenham, London, England during the spring of 2016. He traveled around the United Kingdom and Europe. In total he has visited 8 countries. Some of his more memorable experiences are traveling around Europe and making life long friends. He also now has a lifetime of Flash Back Friday pictures.

Contact Garrett: mattsong@uwplatt.edu

Visit Garrett during his office hours: Mondays from 11:00 am -12:00 pm

Lydia Schalch, Education Abroad Ambassador

Lydia Schalch, Australia

Lydia is majoring in Elementary Education at UW-Platteville. She studied abroad during the Spring 2016 semester at the University of Newcastle in Australia. While she was there, she enjoyed meeting other students from all around the world, playing soccer and volleyball, and spending time at the beach. One of her favorite memories is climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. She also enjoyed traveling to New Zealand and Bali. Lydia is very glad she decided to study abroad and thinks it is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to meet new people, make amazing memories, and expand their world view!

Contact Lydia: schalchl@uwplatt.edu

Visit Lydia during her office hours: Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:00pm

Taylor Strunsee, Education Abroad Ambassador

Taylor Strunsee, Netherlands & Germany

Taylor Strunsee is majoring in Forensic Investigation and Biology here at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She studied abroad on the short-term faculty-led program, The History of Science and Technology in The Netherlands and Germany during the Summer of 2016. While studying abroad, she got to learn more about the contributions Anthony Van Leeuwenhoek and Johannes Vermeer made to our society, while visiting multiple towns such as Amsterdam, Delft, and Munichp. Taylor’s favorite part about studying abroad was trying all the amazing food, experiencing different cultures and meeting new people.  Taylor looks forward to traveling abroad again in the near future.

Contact Taylor: strunseet@uwplatt.edu

Visit Taylor during her office hours: Tuesdays 10:00am – 11:00am

Cassandra Walsh, Education Abroad Ambassador

Cassandra Walsh, Germany

Cassandra Walsh is a senior majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. She studied abroad for the Spring 2016 semester in Berlin, Germany through the CIEE Berlin program. Cassie studied at a German university HWR Die Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin. In English, this translates to “The Berlin School of Law and Economics” where she studied business and marketing courses. When Cassie wasn’t in class, her weekends were spent exploring Berlin and other European countries. She was fortunate enough to travel to 14 other cities during her time abroad.  Her favorite part of studying abroad was living in the heart of Belin - a great central location where everything was a quick Ubahn ride to whereever you wanted to be (the lakes, museums, clubs, art galleries, and festivals) or a short walk through the multi-cultured neighborhood where she lived and saw all the flea markets and popup shops.

Contact Cassadra: walshc@uwplatt.edu

Visit Cassandra during her office hours: Thursdays 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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