Meet the EAPAs!

Education Abroad Peer Advisors

Education Abroad Peer Advisors (EAPAs) are Babson students who have studied abroad for an academic year, semester, or summer. They are here to offer peer advice and answer any questions you have while searching for a program, while you’re preparing to go, while you’re abroad, and even after you’ve returned to campus.

 
Nikhil Anand

Nikhil Anand ’20

Semester Abroad: Rotterdam School of Management; Rotterdam, Netherlands & Bocconi University; Milan, Italy

Academic Interest: Music Management
Hobbies: Basketball, Discovering new music, cooking
Favorite Course Abroad: Psychology of Marketing
Favorite Food Abroad: Gino Sorbillo Pizza

While I was abroad, I wish I had … spoken the local language more

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Completing multiple programs abroad

Elizabeth Cameron

Elizabeth Cameron ’20

Semester Abroad: Syracuse University - Florence

Academic Interest: Finance
Hobbies: Volleyball, Traveling, Photography
Favorite Course Abroad: Mediterranean Food & Culture
Favorite Food Abroad: Homemade ragu tagliatelle

During a typical day abroad I … During the week, I typically went to class, hit the gym or walked around the city, grabbed a panini for lunch, had more class, then went home to dinner with my host family! On the weekends, my friends and I traveled all around Italy and the rest of Europe!

You should go abroad because … It is such a different experience than Babson. You take some really interesting classes and get to travel the world. You really get out of your comfort zone, but are able to make new friends and great experiences.

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Babson Athletes Abroad

Carol Chung

Carol Chung ’20

Semester Abroad: CIEE Business & Culture: Barcelona, Spain

Academic Interest: Marketing, Management
Hobbies: Painting, cooking, exploring
Favorite Course Abroad: Catalonia and Spain Through the Arts
Favorite Food Abroad: Salchichon, Fideuà

During a typical day abroad I … enjoyed breakfast on the terrace of my homestay, took a nice morning walk to school, went to class, find a great menu del dia lunch deal, explored various neighborhoods, returned home to do homework

While I was abroad, I wish I had … travelled through neighboring cities of Barcelona, networked, timed my travel better, learned some Catalan beforehand

Contact me about: Scholarships to study abroad, Budgeting for study abroad, Academic Planning

Ursula Dedekind

Ursula Dedekind ’20

Semester Abroad: BRIC
Summer Abroad: Arcadia Summer London Internship Program
Elective Abroad: Dubai: Postmodernism Future Culture 

Academic Interest: Entrepreneurship
Hobbies: Travel, cooking, baking, reading, visiting museums, bike riding, singing, writing
Favorite Course Abroad: Entrepreneurship in China
Favorite Food Abroad: Anything spicy! Ramen, curry, noodles, hot pot!

While I was abroad, I wish I had … spoken with more locals! I wish I had not been so shy to share and learn from the natives of each country.

You should go abroad because … traveling and spending time abroad automatically forces you out of your comfort zone. When you are experiencing a new environment you are constantly challenged to try new things and think on your toes. I have had the most personal development while I was abroad because of these reasons.

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad

Kate Driscoll

Kate Driscoll ’20

Semester Abroad: API Budapest

Academic Interest: Concentrating in Real Estate
Hobbies: I play Field Hockey at babson, and i also enjoy traveling, yoga, photography and hanging out with friends
Favorite Course Abroad: entrepreneurship and opportunity
Favorite Food Abroad: falafel from ljubljana slovenia

During a typical day abroad I … Wake up get ready for class and take the tram 2 stops to my host university. Before class i would grab a coffee, and in between classes lunch with friends from my program. After class i would go grocery shopping, cook dinner. After dinner i would either go to visit friends in other apartments or pack for my next trip!

You should go abroad because … It is an amazing opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and become connected to another culture!! Also it is a great time to travel and explore more of the world!

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Community service abroad, Babson Athletes Abroad

Kerry Dunn

Kerry Dunn ’20

Semester Abroad: CIEE Cape Town/Madrid, School for Field Studies Turks and Caicos

Academic Interest: Wellness, holistic health, sustainability, entrepreneurship
Hobbies: Fitness, cooking, yoga, spirituality, outdoor exploration
Favorite Course Abroad: Contemporary South African Art
Favorite Food Abroad: Gelato

During a typical day abroad I … woke up and went running or to a yoga class, went to class and spent the afternoon exploring new cafes, beaches, film festivals and parks with friends

You should go abroad because … you learn to grow the uncomfortable situations and you fall into your authentic self the more you expose yourself to differences … and because humanity and the planet are so beautiful.

Contact me about: Babson Athletes Abroad

Temaz Ferguson

Temaz Ferguson ’20

Semester Abroad: IES Emerging Economies: Argentina, Peru,& Chile
Academic Year Abroad: Spring 2019

Academic Interest: Finance
Hobbies: working out, listening to podcast/music
Favorite Course Abroad: Emerging Economies: A Global Perspective of the Causes, Consequences, and Challenges in Argentina & Chile
Favorite Food Abroad: ceviche

During a typical day abroad I … went to classes, then explored the city with friends

You should go abroad because … when else will you get credits to travel somewhere you've always wanted to! It is a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and connect with a new culture.

Contact me about: Scholarships to study abroad, Being a minority abroad

Daniel Gasperowicz

Daniel Gasperowicz ’20

Semester Abroad: Singapore Management University
Elective Abroad: Paris Start-up Strategy

Academic Interest: Data analytics, business intelligence
Hobbies: Traveling, sports, world politics
Favorite Course Abroad: Social Media Analytics
Favorite Food Abroad: Butter chicken with amazing garlic naans I had in Little India, Singapore

During a typical day abroad I … would rent a bike (it's important to be green everywhere!), go to school, and explore new places around the center of Singapore.

While I was abroad, I wish I had … spent more time exploring Singapore. I sacrificed a little too much time for visiting other countries in South-East Asia.

Contact me about: Interning Abroad, Scholarships to study abroad, Budgeting for study abroad

Jiaying Gong

Jiaying Gong ’20

Academic Year Abroad: LSE
Elective Abroad: HEC Paris

Academic Interest: Liberal Arts
Hobbies: Fitness, Yoga, Travel
Favorite Course Abroad: Rive Droite, Rive Gauche
Favorite Food Abroad: Assiette de fromages

During a typical day abroad I … always meet one or two new people

You should go abroad because … New environment injects new motivation to your life.

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Getting ready for studying abroad

Danielle Grant

Danielle Grant ’20

Semester Abroad: CIEE Arts and Sciences Cape Town

Academic Interest: Accounting
Hobbies: Running, Tennis
Favorite Course Abroad: African Economic History
Favorite Food Abroad: Everything at the weekend food markets!

While I was abroad, I wish I had … traveled a bit more across southern Africa.

You should go abroad because … Babson is such a small community and I think its so important to learn more about the world and yourself beyond this campus.

Contact me about: Community service abroad

Ryan Huynh

Ryan Huynh ’20

Semester Abroad: Arcadia University - Queens University Belfast
Elective Abroad: Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy in Tanzania

Academic Interest: Marketing, Strategy
Hobbies: Squash, Traveling, Eating, Watching movies and TV
Favorite Course Abroad: Politics and Policies of the European Union
Favorite Food Abroad: Irish Stew with Soda Bread

During a typical day abroad I … grabbed a coffee on my way to classes, studied, had lunch in the city, explored a bit of the city, and ended my day with a movie

You should go abroad because … having a new perspective forces you to be out of your comfort zone where you can learn a lot about yourself.

Contact me about: Interning Abroad, Budgeting for study abroad, Service Immersion Trips Abroad

Beatrice Keyzer-Pollard

Beatrice Keyzer-Pollard ’20

Semester Abroad: CIEE Berlin Open Campus
Elective Abroad: London Theater Elective

Academic Interest: data analytics, marketing, and product management
Hobbies: improv, guitar, traveling
Favorite Course Abroad: International Marketing
Favorite Food Abroad: Curry Wurst!!!

During a typical day abroad I … Took a walk around my neighborhood. There is always so much happening and always so much to see. After that I would grab some lunch with friends (eating out is pretty cheap abroad), finish up some homework, and then head to class. After class, my friends and I would cook dinner and then head out either to see a cool new music act, check out an art exhibit, or simply explore.

While I was abroad, I wish I had … Gone to more art museums. Berlin has such a huge art scene, but I only checked out the most popular ones. I'm sure with a bit of research, I could have found some really cool exhibits.

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Traveling to other places while abroad

Shanshan Li

Shanshan Li ’20

Semester Abroad: CIEE International Business and Culture (Seville, Spain)

Academic Interest: Concentrations in Economics and Finance
Hobbies: Travel, Golf, Yoga, Drawing
Favorite Course Abroad: History of Spanish Art
Favorite Food Abroad: Baby squid cooked in its own ink was surprisingly good.

While I was abroad, I wish I had … stepped out of my comfort zone sooner and packed less.

You should go abroad because … you never know who you'll meet, what you'll experience, and how much you'll learn about yourself.

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad

Cayla Murphy

Cayla Murphy ’20

Semester Abroad: Chinese University of Hong Kong

Academic Interest: Strategic Management & Environmental Sustainability
Hobbies: Hiking, spin, traveling, reading
Favorite Course Abroad: Cultural Psychology & Globalization
Favorite Food Abroad: Gyukatsu and Dim Sum

While I was abroad, I wish I had … Explored more of Hong Kong, it is such a big city!

You should go abroad because … you learn so much about yourself and the rest of the world, and you gain a new life perspective through seeing new countries, friends, peoples, foods, cultures and many more!

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Choosing a city and/or program abroad

Sriya Nuguri

Sriya Nuguri ’20

Semester Abroad: IES Business Studies: Milan
Elective Abroad: Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy in Tanzania

Academic Interest: Business Analytics & Retail Supply Chain Management
Hobbies: shopping, traveling, fashion, watching movies, hanging with friends
Favorite Course Abroad: Managing Made in Italy Companies
Favorite Food Abroad: Cacio e Pepe

During a typical day abroad I … would go to class, head home to hangout with my roommates and do homework, walk around the Duomo and Galleria, meet up with my friends for aperitivo

You should go abroad because … you can meet people from all around the world and see all the places that you may never have the opportunity to in the future. You grow as an individual and learn to adapt in a new environment.

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad, Community service abroad

Natalie Oakes

Natalie Oakes ’21

Summer Abroad: Sydney Internship

Academic Interest: Accounting, legal studies, and international business
Hobbies: Skiing, reading, hiking, and traveling
Favorite Course Abroad: Nations (Aboriginal History)
Favorite Food Abroad: Lamingtons

During a typical day abroad I … would go to my internship, and afterwards I would explore different suburbs nearby. Other days I would go for walks to see tourist attractions and markets.

You should go abroad because … you will learn how to be independent and see many great things!

Contact me about: Interning abroad, Budgeting for study abroad, Practicing faith abroad

Haley Pesce

Haley Pesce ’20

Semester Abroad: Syracuse University Florence
Academic Year Abroad: 2019

Academic Interest: Marketing & Global Business Management
Hobbies: Field Hockey, Being Outdoors, Nutrition
Favorite Course Abroad: Mediterranean Food & Culture
Favorite Food Abroad: La Bistecca Fiorentina

During a typical day abroad I … Worked out early in the morning, attending classes, and came home to spend the afternoon with my host mother and enjoy dinner.

You should go abroad because … It will expand your horizons beyond the Babson culture and expose you to new beliefs, values, and traditions worldwide. It is a truly once in a lifetime opportunity.

Contact me about: Scholarships to study abroad, Budgeting for study abroad, Community service abroad, Practicing faith abroad, Babson Athletes Abroad, Traveling Suggestions

Maia Rippe

Maia Rippe ’20

Semester Abroad: CIEE Berlin Open Campus
Elective Abroad: Dubai: Postmodernism Future Culture

Academic Interest: Marketing
Hobbies: Travel, music, spin class, being with friends, visiting museums, and netflix
Favorite Course Abroad: German
Favorite Food Abroad: Doner

While I was abroad, I wish I had … not stressed so much about internships and returning home!

You should go abroad because … it allows you to learn more about yourself and your surroundings and to explore the world around you. This is the best time in your life to see things and places that will widen your global perspective and mindset!

Contact me about: Scholarships to study abroad, Budgeting for study abroad

Natasha Santhanakrishnan

Natasha Santhanakrishnan ’20

Semester Abroad: University of Sydney, Australia

Academic Interest: Marketing & Global Business Management
Hobbies: Friends, Food, Travel, & High-Adrenaline Activities
Favorite Course Abroad: Sport and Learning in Australian Culture
Favorite Food Abroad: “brekkie” with the world’s best flat whites

While I was abroad, I wish I had … budgeted my semester better by planning trips more in advance.

You should go abroad because … you can indulge in new experiences and surround yourself with people from all over the world, which teaches you more than you would ever learn in a classroom!

Contact me about: Interning Abroad

Noor Shammas

Noor Shammas ’20

Semester Abroad: CIEE Business & Culture in Barcelona, Spain
Elective Abroad: Economies in the Southern Cone in Panama, Uruguay and Argentina

Academic Interest: Economics, Marketing, Strategic Management
Hobbies: football, food, travel, and any adrenaline activity
Favorite Course Abroad: Politics of Western Europe
Favorite Food Abroad: pimientos de padron & paella

While I was abroad, I wish I had … taken the time to record my experiences in more depth either through photography or writing

You should go abroad because … it’s a catalyst for empathy and a fun gateway to self growth.

Contact me about: Interning Abroad, International Student Abroad, Completing Multiple Programs Abroad

Valentina Tiffany

Valentina Tiffany ’19

Semester Abroad: Waseda, CIEE Shanghai
Academic Year Abroad: 2018–19

Academic Interest: Operations, management
Hobbies: Going to concerts
Favorite Course Abroad: The language courses
Favorite Food Abroad: Ice cream!

During a typical day abroad I … Walk around the neighborhood after school

While I was abroad, I wish I had … more time and energy to explore outside of the city

Contact me about: Interning Abroad

Xuran Wang

Xuran Wang ’20

Semester Abroad: HEC Paris

Academic Interest: Finance and Business Analytics
Hobbies: Traveling, Playing tennis
Favorite Course Abroad: Study of French Society
Favorite Food Abroad: Crème brûlée, Tiramisu

While I was abroad, I wish I had … learned more French

You should go abroad because … studying abroad gathers people from various cultures across the globe. It provides an opportunity for you to step out of the comfort zone and hear from different people’s perspectives. It allows you to gain valuable experiences both personally and professionally.

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad

Devyn Wilson

Devyn Wilson ’20

Semester Abroad: IFSA-Butler: University of Westminster

Academic Interest: Sales + Entrepreneurship
Hobbies: Art, Beauty + Fashion, Golf, Service
Favorite Course Abroad: Controversies in criminal justice
Favorite Food Abroad: fish and chips!

While I was abroad, I wish I had … Been better at budgeting. This would have enabled me to travel more.

You should go abroad because … It's an AMAZING experience. Being in a different academic and cultural setting helps you learn more about yourself.

Contact me about: Budgeting for study abroad