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Global Ambassador Program

By sharing your stories throughout your education abroad experience and encouraging others to study abroad, you play an important role in helping to internationalize the UT campus.

You can choose to be featured as a guest blogger or vlogger on the UT Education Abroad blog or to take over Texas Global social media channels. Global Ambassadors who complete program requirements will receive a Certificate of Global Engagement.


Apply to be a Global Ambassador Today!


What Can You Do as a Global Ambassador?

As a Global Ambassador, you'll produce about five pieces of content throughout your international experience, with deadlines about once a month. What are some of the creative pieces you can share with Longhorn Nation about your time abroad?

  • Take over Texas Global Education Abroad's Instagram Stories! Show us what your day looks like, from classes to dinner to exploring the sights. Check out Bailey's Instagram Stories takeover for inspiration.
  • Write a blog post for the Education Abroad Blog. Describe your first impressions of your new home, any culture shock you experience, what your classes are like or the latest adventure you went on with your classmates. Read Afiya's blog post for more on her experience in Austria.
  • Share a photo essay with pictures of your new campus, scenes from your walk to your internship, weekend trips to new cities, cultural landmarks, etc.
  • Produce a video describing your experience, academics, concerns for the semester, etc. View Carleigh's vlog from Querétaro, Mexico about why she chose to study abroad.

Why be a Global Ambassador?

Inspire Other Longhorns to Explore the World

  • Foster communication between students thinking of studying abroad and students currently studying abroad.
  • Provide a forum for students to share their academic and intercultural experiences with staff and faculty in their departments, as well as friends, family, and prospective Longhorns.
  • Better illustrate to study abroad candidates what to expect during their time abroad.
  • Encourage reflection on the nature of study abroad.

Personal and Professional Benefits 

  • A reflective tool to document your time abroad.
  • An effective way to keep friends and family back home informed of your thoughts and adventures
  • Great training for the many times you will need to write a case statement, essay, etc.
  • Resume builder for job interviews or graduate school.

Meet the Spring 2024 Global Ambassadors

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Anaelizeth Pineda (She/Her) 

Major: International Relations and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts 

Studying at: Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea 

I am a third-year international relations and global studies major from Houston, Texas. This spring I will be studying at Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea. I am excited to learn and experience a new culture, new foods and beautiful locations. I am happy to have the opportunity to learn more about international studies through the perspectives of another country. 

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Arleana Mweyola

Major: International Relations and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts 

Studying at: Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad) Program in Rabat, Morocco

I’m a recent graduate with a degree in international relations and global studies with a minor in Arabic. I’m also from Fort Worth, Texas. I will be studying Arabic and French in Rabat, Morocco this fall with IES Abroad. I enjoy learning new languages and cultures so I believed Morocco will be the perfect destination for me to improve my language skills in Arabic, French and even Spanish (which is also spoken there). I am thrilled to cultivate relationships with Moroccans by working and volunteering with people in the community and learning from my peers at the university I will be attending. I look forward to being a Global Ambassador in order to give an authentic perspective of Moroccan culture to students at UT Austin. 

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Delaney Dyer (She/Her)

Major: Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences 

Studying at: University of Melbourne (UniMelbourne) in Melbourne, Australia

I'm a third-year student at UT Austin studying chemistry and business. I'm originally from Dallas, Texas and am traveling to Australia to study at the University of Melbourne for the spring semester as an exchange student. UniMelbourne is similar to UT Austin in the sense that there are endless opportunities for students to participate in groundbreaking research with distinguished faculty and driven peers. A major reason why I chose this location is because I will participate in a chemistry research project while I am abroad. The project builds on many of my current research skills and interests here at UT Austin. Additionally, I can't wait to explore all of what Melbourne has to offer, and I'm even more excited that I get to share it with all of you. 

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Evalyn Eaton (She/Her) 

Major: French, College of Liberal Arts

Studying at: Institut D’Études Politiques (SciencesPo) in Paris, France

I am a third-year French major from San Antonio, Texas. Growing up, I moved around a lot and through those experiences, I gained a passion for traveling and learning to adapt and grow in new surroundings. I am very excited to continue my studies in Paris, France during this spring semester. I look forward to getting to know new people and sharing all of the exciting adventures in my new city. I cannot wait to explore the parts of Paris that are less known to tourists, the variety of new foods and work on my French language skills. I will be sharing all of that with the Texas Global community. 

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Isabel Aldrete (She/Her)

Major: International Relations and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Studying at: Autonomous Technology Institute of Mexico (ITAM) in Mexico City, Mexico

I am a second-year international relations student pursuing a certificate in business Spanish. I enjoy cooking, exercising and going to museums. My favorite colors are yellow and red. 

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Juliana Stanford (She/Her)

Major: Public Relations, Moody College of Communication

Studying at: Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona, Spain

I am a third-year public relations major from Dallas, Texas. With an interest in living and working abroad when I graduate, I chose Barcelona because it allowed me the opportunity to immerse myself in the rich history, vibrant atmosphere and culturally significant lifestyle of a large European city. Beyond academic pursuits, I am thrilled at the prospect of discovering Barcelona's unique culinary scene and exploring the adventures that are behind their cultural patterns of foods. I will be spending the spring semester in Barcelona, Spain at UPF through a reciprocal exchange program.  

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Karina White (She/Her) 

Major: International Relations and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Studying at: Paris Nanterre University, Interuniversity Mission for the Coordination of Franco-American Exchanges (MICEFA) in Paris, France

I am a third-year international relations and global studies major with a French and business minor. I’m originally from The Colony, Texas. I am enthusiastic about attending Paris Nanterre University through MICEFA where I’ll further my studies in international affairs. I am excited to delve into French culture, life, language and cuisine. I look forward to sharing my experience and hope to inspire fellow Longhorns to get out of their comfort zone and explore all there is to offer. 

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Katherine Tschirhart (She/Her) 

Major: Corporate Communications, Moody College of Communication 

Studying at: University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.  

I am a third-year communications major from Dallas, Texas. I am excited for my time abroad, and can't wait to explore my host country. This opportunity to immerse myself in the rich history and captivating landscapes of Edinburgh is a dream come true. I can't wait to share my adventures with fellow peers and create lasting memories within the university's global community. Along with my studies, I am particularly thrilled to learn more about Scotland's unique history, as well as explore several other countries and cultures. Here's to a new chapter filled with exploration, learning and creating connections in the city of Edinburgh.

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Nadine Permana (She/Her) 

Major: Design, College of Fine Arts

Studying at: Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea 

I’m a third-year design major pursuing an elements of computing certificate. This spring, I’ll be studying at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. I’m hoping to expand my perspectives of design principles while abroad and make unforgettable memories. I’m excited to take the education and experiences I acquire from this semester abroad and incorporate them into my work. I’m looking forward to immersing myself fully in this experience and sharing my semester abroad. 

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Paula Stenkamp (She/Her) 

Major: Public Relations, Moody College of Communication 

Studying at: The University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain

I am a public relations major from Katy, Texas. I love to write and can’t wait to share all that I learn abroad with the UT Austin community. I will be attending the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. I’m excited to explore the beautiful campus and travel around Northern Spain. My goals are to increase my Spanish proficiency, meet new people and grow as a person. 

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Reagan Comerford (She/Her) 

Major: Human Dimensions of Organizations, College of Liberal Arts

Studying at: Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid, Spain

I'm a third-year student at UT Austin, majoring in human dimensions of organizations and pursuing a business Spanish certificate. Born and raised in Austin, I am beyond thrilled about the opportunity to branch out and study in Madrid, Spain. With nearly nine years of Spanish learning, I aim to perfect my Spanish speaking skills and achieve fluency. Living abroad has been a lifelong dream, and this study abroad experience will serve as my trial run. I can't wait to immerse myself in Spanish culture, explore more of Europe and adapt to a new lifestyle. I'm excited to embark on this journey and share it with the Longhorn community. Hook 'Em! 

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Valentina Fernandez (She/Her) 

Major: International Relations and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Studying at: Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid, Spain

I’m a third-year student at UT Austin studying international relations and global studies with a minor in international business. I’ve always had an aspiration for traveling and have always wanted to study abroad. My family is from Colombia so I speak Spanish fluently. Besides the language, Spain’s culture and people attracted me when I visited and since then, I have always planned to return. I’m not only excited to live and study there, but especially to have a taste of the foods and traditions. I will definitely be tasting many foods and visiting multiple iconic sites. Follow me along as I start this new chapter in my life. I couldn’t be more excited!  

Some Words of Wisdom

As a Global Ambassador, you represent Texas Global, UT Austin, Texas and the U.S. Therefore, you should avoid content that may be illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable. In addition, do not use the Texas Global brand to endorse or promote any product, opinion, cause or political candidate. You must also adhere to the University Code of Conduct and the Student Honor Code.

Finally, blogging and posting to social media are very public activities. Anything posted on the internet stays there--forever. Deleting a post simply removes it from the platform, but copies of the post may exist scattered all over the internet. As such, never link to something you haven’t read; when you link to something, you should make sure it is something you really want to be associated with, and always keep in mind that you are acting as an ambassador for study abroad at UT Austin. If you are unsure about posting something, ask! You shouldn’t post anything you wouldn't be comfortable with anyone viewing, from your parents to potential employers. Think before you post!

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Tips for Recording Video

Videos are a great way to document and share your time abroad as a Global Ambassador. Here are some tips and tricks to recording high-quality videos.

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