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Want to talk to a student who participated in an Alliance program?

Our Alumni Ambassadors are here to help!  Hailing from various colleges and universities around the country, these students volunteered to spread the word about the tangible and intangible benefits of study abroad – and the unique experience provided by Alliance programs!

Daniel Doherty

21st Century City
Trinity University – Political Science and Religion Major

Whats up yall, my name is Danny and I am currently a junior at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. I just spend Fall 2013 in Shanghai, China participating in the 21st Century City program. My major is political science and religion. Upon looking at...

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Whats up yall, my name is Danny and I am currently a junior at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. I just spend Fall 2013 in Shanghai, China participating in the 21st Century City program. My major is political science and religion. Upon looking at all of your own individual posts I feel privileged to be part of such an interesting and intelligent group. I can't wait to represent alliance and encourage more students to travel to China or India in order to expand their horizon! hide

Lauren Colby

21st Century City
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Global Studies Major

Hey everyone! My name is Lauren, and I'm currently a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My major is global studies with a focus on Chinese and teaching English as a second language. I studied abroad last fall 2013 in Shanghai...

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Hey everyone! My name is Lauren, and I'm currently a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My major is global studies with a focus on Chinese and teaching English as a second language. I studied abroad last fall 2013 in Shanghai, China with the 21st Century City program. I had an amazing time and can't wait to share my experiences with Alliance at my home university! hide

Elly O'Leary

Contemporary India
Harvard University – English Major

Hi! I'm Elly and am a senior studying English at Harvard University. Last fall I studied in Pune, India, where I focused mostly on social justice and film. In my incredible time abroad, I learned Kathak dance, made a documentary in a Mumbai slum,...

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Hi! I'm Elly and am a senior studying English at Harvard University. Last fall I studied in Pune, India, where I focused mostly on social justice and film. In my incredible time abroad, I learned Kathak dance, made a documentary in a Mumbai slum, and traveled throughout India, Thailand, and Cambodia. I'm thrilled to be an Ambassador for the Alliance and am looking forward to fielding any questions students might have as they make the exciting decision to study in Asia. hide

Zoe Bertrand

Contemporary India
Georgetown University – Women and Gender Studies Major

Hi guys. My name is Zoe Bertrand and I am a junior at Georgetown University, studying Women and Gender Studies with a focus in Globalization and Poverty. I studied in Pune, India last semester with the Alliance's Contemporary India program. The...

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Hi guys. My name is Zoe Bertrand and I am a junior at Georgetown University, studying Women and Gender Studies with a focus in Globalization and Poverty. I studied in Pune, India last semester with the Alliance's Contemporary India program. The experience was exciting, challenging and overall an incredibly rewarding experience. I look forward to encouraging my classmates here in D.C. to embark on a similarly worthwhile and meaningful semester abroad. hide

Paulina Gerstner

Contemporary India
University of Delaware – International Relations Major

Hey guys, my name's Paulina and I'm a junior at the University of Delaware, studying International Relations and Development. I was in Pune for the Contemporary India program with the Alliance this past fall, and I'm happy to be an Alumni...

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Hey guys, my name's Paulina and I'm a junior at the University of Delaware, studying International Relations and Development. I was in Pune for the Contemporary India program with the Alliance this past fall, and I'm happy to be an Alumni Ambassador with you all! Seeing India (and Thailand for a short trip) was an incredible experience and I'm excited to share it with everyone here at Delaware this coming semester! hide

Joey Shadel

Contemporary India
American University – Economics and Political Science Major

Hi, I'm Joey Shadel. I study Economics and Political Science at American University in Washington, DC and am currently a Junior. Fall 2013 I studied in Pune and had some incredible, life-impacting experiences that I - one - love to remember and...

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Hi, I'm Joey Shadel. I study Economics and Political Science at American University in Washington, DC and am currently a Junior. Fall 2013 I studied in Pune and had some incredible, life-impacting experiences that I - one - love to remember and learn from, and - two - love to talk about with people who care. As an Alumni Ambassador, I hope to encourage students to choose a program in a culture that will challenge them. My semester in Pune created the highest density of discomfort than I've ever experienced, and I grew tremendously because of it. Hopefully other students can learn from my stories and choose their study abroad program more wisely! hide

Channing Carney-Filmore

Contemporary India
Spelman College – International Studies Major

Hello everyone! My name is Channing Carney-Filmore and I am currently a Junior attending Spelman College. I am an International Studies Major with a concentration in Development and minoring in Public Health. I spent my Fall 2013 semester in Pune,...

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Hello everyone! My name is Channing Carney-Filmore and I am currently a Junior attending Spelman College. I am an International Studies Major with a concentration in Development and minoring in Public Health. I spent my Fall 2013 semester in Pune, India with the Contemporary India program. My time spent with the Alliance was definitely one to remember forever. The staff members were incredible, the new friendships I gained helped make my experience the best it could have possibly been, and traveling throughout India was so eye opening and rewarding. As an Ambassador, I hope to share all of my amazing experiences, and to help future Alliance students get acquainted with living in India. I look forward to working with everyone! hide

Annelise Schuepbach

Contemporary India
Cornell University – International Agriculture and Rural Development, Economics and Development Major

Hi! I'm Annelise and I am a junior at Cornell University majoring in International Agriculture and Rural Development with a concentration in Economics and Development. I participated in the Fall 2013 Contemporary India program in Pune, India. It is...

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Hi! I'm Annelise and I am a junior at Cornell University majoring in International Agriculture and Rural Development with a concentration in Economics and Development. I participated in the Fall 2013 Contemporary India program in Pune, India. It is my hope that as an Alliance Ambassador I can share with other students the importance of choosing an abroad program that will broaden their horizons and push themselves out of their comfort zones. I look forward to working with all of you! hide

Hannah Bahnmiller

Contemporary India
The City, the River, the Sacred
University of North Dakota Grand Forks – Anthropology Major

Hi everyone, my name is Hannah and I'm a student at the University of North Dakota. I studied abroad Fall 2012 in...

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Hi everyone, my name is Hannah and I'm a student at the University of North Dakota. I studied abroad Fall 2012 in Varanasi, India and Spring 2013 in Pune, India. My experience in India was life changing. I love Indian culture and love to try my hand at cooking Indian food. I'm really excited to be an Alliance ambassador at UND because often times, people view study abroad as a chance to go to Europe and party, but going outside of your comfort zone to somewhere new and unknown can be the most life changing experience! hide

Madhavi Reddi

Contemporary India
American University – Film and Media Arts Major

Hey everyone! My name is Madhavi Reddi, and I am a film major and marketing minor at American University in Washington...

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Hey everyone! My name is Madhavi Reddi, and I am a film major and marketing minor at American University in Washington DC. I studied in Pune in the spring of 2013 and had an incredible experience. For me, being of Indian origin, it was a chance to actually live in the world my parents and relatives grew up in. Not only that, it also helped me connect with my heritage, perhaps in a way that I would never have been able to otherwise. I truly believe that studying abroad molds your mind and puts you in unique situations that reveal what you are really capable of. hide