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Lauren Brooks, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Lauren brooks, greece

Lauren Brooks is a Psychology major from Janesville, Wisconsin. She credits her wonderful parents for fostering her interest in exploring the world. Her parents exposed her and her siblings to a variety of cultural events when she was growing up - a stepping stone for her love of exploring cultures other than her own and feeling empowered to study abroad during college. She studied at the American College of Thessaloniki, Greece during Fall 2014 semester. In addition to Greece, she also visited France, Ireland, England, the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. She is excited to share her cultural and travel experiences with students and help them plan for their own education abroad adventures.

Contact Lauren:

Visit Lauren during her office hours: TBD

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:

Visit Jonathan during his office hours: Tuesdays 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:

Visit Matt during his office hours: Tuesdays 1:00pm - 2:00pm & 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:

Visit Derek during his office hours: Wednesdays 12:00pm - 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:

Sierra welcomes your questions via email and is available to meet by appointment only.

Carl Hatfield, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Carl Hatfield, Fiji

Carl Hatfield studied Marine Science at the University of the South Pacific in The Fiji Islands. His time there was well spent in regards to what he experienced. His memorable experiences in Fiji were endless, including having the opportunity to scuba diving with sharks. Meeting students from around the world and creating relationships with the locals is the best part of the adventure. The semester was not long enough, as he began to feel like a local himself and not a tourist.

Contact Carl:

Visit Carl during his office hours: Thursdays 12:00pm - 1:00pm.

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:

Visit Nayan during his office hours: Fridays 11:00am - 1:00pm

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