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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:

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

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:

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

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:

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

Ryan Haman, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Jasen Funk, Spain

Jasen is majoring in Human Resources and International Business at UW-Platteville. He studied in Seville, Spain 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: 

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

Sierra Hartman, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Sierra hartman, Spain & Czech Republic

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.

Lukas Wymer, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Lukas Wymer, France & Italy

Lukas is a junior with a Broadfield Social Sciences major with a dual emphasis in secondary education and history. During the summer of 2015, Lukas studied abroad on a short-term faculty led program called the History of Science and Technology in Europe. During his time in Europe, Lukas studied the history of the silk industry in Lyon, the scientific achievements of Galileo, and saw numerous historical sites throughout Lyon, Paris, Milan, Florence, Pisa, and Rome. Lukas' favorite part about studying abroad was trying all the amazing food and he hopes to study abroad again before he graduates.

Contact Lukas:

Vist Lukas during his office hours: Friday, 11:00am - 12:00pm.

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:

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

Audi Griffith, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Audi Griffith, France & Italy

Audi Griffith is a junior, majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Theatre at UW-Platteville. During the summer, she studied in Europe on a short-term faculty-led study abroad program called the History of Science and Technology in Europe. Audi spent five days in Lyon France studying the silk and film industries. Audi then had a day trip to Paris where she saw Notre dam, Eiffel Tower, Sainte Chapelle, École militaire, and many more historical sites. The next nine days in Italy were spent exploring the wonders of many scientist and their numerous inventions and technological advances including those by Leonardo Da Vinci , as well as visiting historic places such as the Coliseum and the Pantheon in the cities of Rome, the Duomo Florence, and Milan Cathedral in Milan. Her trip abroad was one of the most memorable times of her and she cannot wait to go back!

Contact Audi:

Visit Audi during her office hours: Thursday, 10:00am - 11:00am.

Tyler Zettl, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Tyler Zettl, Australia

Tyler Zettl is a Sustainable and renewable energy systems major at UW-Platteville. He studied abroad at the University of Newcastle in Newcastle, Australia during the fall of 2015. While abroad, Tyler traveled along the east coast of Australia and also took a trip to Bali, Indonesia. His favorite memories include Extreme River rafting in the Misty Mountains in Cairns, visiting the Ubud monkey forest, touring the Great ocean road in Melbourne, and so many more. Tyler believes that studying abroad is an amazing experience and that everyone does it.

Contact Tyler:

Visit Tyler during his office hours: Thursday, 9:00am - 10:00am.

Brittany Weiss, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Brittany Weiss, Fiji

Brittany Weiss studied Marine Biology for a semester at the University of the South Pacific in Suva Fiji. She plans on going back as soon as she financially can and hopes to live there if possible. The semester was not long enough, and she wished she would have done a full year. Her most memorable things about Fiji were the kindness of the people, the awesome snorkeling, mountain climbing, and the waterfalls.

Remember, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” –Unknown.

Contact Brittany:

Visit Brittany during her office hours: Thursday, 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

Lauren Gaikowski, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Lauren Gaikowski, England

Lauren Gaikowski is a junior majoring in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems, with a minor in Business Administration. She studied at St. Marys’ University in London, U.K. the fall semester 2015. Along with taking business and British cultural courses, she traveled to many different European cities including Brussels, Munich, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Dublin, Edinburgh, and Stockholm during her semester abroad. Her fondest memories from London were strolling through the vintage clothing and food markets on weekend afternoons. Lauren plans to travel abroad soon, and to hopefully move to a European city after graduation. She believes that education abroad can teach you so many life skills that cannot be taught in a classroom, and encourages everyone to study abroad.

Contact Lauren:

Visit Lauren during her office hours: Wednesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

Patrick Mather, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Patrick Mather, Spain

Patrick Mather is a senior from Madison, WI majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He studied at the Spanish-American Institute of International Education in Seville, Spain during the 2015 winterim. What he enjoyed most about his time abroad was the opportunity to have a completely new experience every day, whether it was encountering a subtle cultural difference or visiting a historically significant landmark. Patrick is looking forward to continuing his travels, as well as making a return trip to Spain. Until then he will be improving his Spanish and trying to convince others to study abroad.

Contact Patrick:

Visit Patrick during his office hours: Tuesday, 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

Kyle Hinze, Education Abroad Ambassador

Kyle Hinze, France & Italy

Kyle is a senior at UW-Platteville in Social Sciences and Education. He studied abroad during the summer of 2015 with the History of Science and Technology in Europe, a short-term faculty-led program. The program went through France and Italy over the course of three weeks. Being able to explore the scientific history in person was a great experience that he loved. He also thought it was a great opportunity to see and experience other cultures. Kyle looks forward to traveling abroad again someday after his trip.

Contact Kyle:

Visti Kyle during his office hours: Tuesday, 10:00am - 12:00pm.

Austan Ronnenberg, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Austan Ronnenberg, Scotland

Austan Ronnenberg is a Mechanical Engineering student in his senior year. He studied abroad for a full semester in Edinburgh, Scotland through the Wisconsin in Scotland- UW-Riverfalls program. While abroad he toured all of the UK (except Wales) and much of the EU (European Union).

Contact Austan:

Visit Austan during his office hours: Tuesday, 9:00am - 10:00pm.

Brittany Brager, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Brittany Brager, Australia

Hi, my name is Brittany Brager. I am a junior here at UW-Platteville and my major is Business Admin with an Entrepreneurship minor. I am from Lindenhurst IL, just about an hour north of Chicago, but yet I am a huge Packers fan. GO PACK GO! My hobbies are ceramic and acrylic painting, volleyball and also hanging out with friends. I hate being indoors, so most of the time I’m outside building a snowman or at the beach. I studied in Newcastle, Australia for Fall of 2015, I loved every second of it. It really changed my perspective in the world and it made me grow as a person. I highly suggest to everyone to study abroad and get out of your comfort zone.

Contact Brittany:

Visit Brittanyduring her office hours: Thursdays, 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

Ben Delong, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Ben Delong, Netherlands

Ben is a senior at UW-Platteville pursuing a degree in Agricultural Business with a minor in Soils and Crops.  Ben has never left North America before and has always wanted to.  Ben attended CAH Vilentum of Applied Sciences in Dronten, Netherlands during the fall semester of 2015.  Ben studied international food chain management.  Besides schooling Ben enjoys hanging out with friends, traveling, and working.  Ben thought that he would never be able to get himself to leave home for that long but it was the best decision he’s ever made.  The memories and great people you meet along the way last a lifetime.

Contact Ben:

Visit Ben during his office hours: Thursday, 1:00pm - 2:00pm.

Adarsh Sukhwal, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Adarsh Sukhwal, Czech Republic

Adarsh Sukhwal is a sophomore at UWPlatteville majoring in Biology, with a premed emphasis and a minor in Business Administration. Adarsh Studied abroad during the summer of 2015 at Anglo American University in Prague, Czech Republic. During Adarsh’s time in Prague, he studied money & banking and took a subcultures class. He was able to visit several monumental places throughout Vienna, Kraków, Berlin, and Amsterdam. Adarsh’s favorite part about studying abroad was travelling throughout Europe and getting the chance to make lifelong friends from all over the world. He hopes to return back to Prague this Summer or hopefully very soon!

Contact Adarsh:

Visit Adarsh during his office hours: Thursday, 9:00am - 10:00am.

Emily Templeton, UW-Platteville Education Abroad Ambassador

Emily Templeton, Netherlands

Emily Templeton is currently pursuing a degree in Agricultural Business with a Management emphasis at UW-Platteville.  For the Fall 2015 semester she attended CAH Vilentum University in Dronten, Netherlands.  Emily was able to learn different agricultural practices while also being diversified into many different cultures since she studied with over 150 other international students.  When she wasn’t attending school she took the opportunity to travel all over Europe.  In her spare time Emily enjoys participating in agricultural extra-curriculars on campus, fishing, and working on the farm.

Contact Emily:

Visit Emily during heroffice hours: Wednesday, 10:00am - 11:00am.

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