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Student Workers

The Office of International Study works with a variety of students, including a group of ambassadors who are available to provide additional support and resources to students typically underrepresented in study abroad, and a UK Peer Advisor with regular advising hours throughout the semester to assist students planning to go to the UK.

Maheen Haq
Maheen Haq
OIS Administrative Intern and Marketing Assistant

Hi! My name is Maheen Haq and I’m a sophomore intending to major in International Relations- Economics. This past year I studied abroad in Athens, Greece during T4. Among many other incredible experiences, I got to take classes while sitting next to the Parthenon, learn about political activism by studying real street graffiti, and have a field study trip to the Peloponnese. I absolutely loved my time abroad and want to make sure everyone feels supported enough to go on an adventure of their own. I am especially interested in helping students without international experience feel comfortable and prepared for their time abroad. I am here to help throughout the process! You can contact me by email.

Sinead Nardi-White
Sinead Nardi-White
OIS Student Assistant

Hello! My name is Sinead Nardi-White and I am a sophomore majoring in Political Science. In the spring of 2021, I studied abroad in Greece, where I was able to take classes in sociology and archaeology, explore Athens and the Greek islands, and make many new Wellesley friends despite the pandemic. Additionally, I took a gap year in Senegal prior to coming to Wellesley, where I learned Wolof through complete language immersion. Having grown immensely from these experiences, I feel passionately about helping others overcome their hesitations about traveling abroad and am happy to be a resource for anyone who has questions. Feel free to reach out by email, either to ois@wellesley.edu or to sn101@wellesley.edu!

 Angelina Zhang
Angelina Zhang
UK Peer Advisor

Hi! My name is Angelina Zhang and I'm a senior majoring in Chemistry and Political Science. In Spring 2021, I studied abroad at Oxford for both my majors. As a double major in different fields, I'd be happy to talk about how I planned to be able to study abroad and fulfill requirements, especially if you're interested in focusing on STEM classes. Despite the lockdown in the UK, I had a lot of fun exploring the city of Oxford by foot and would be happy to chat. I'm happy to help in any way possible. Feel free to reach out at jzhang8@wellesley.edu

Lidewij Florusbosch
Lidewij Florusbosch
Student Ambassador

Hello everyone! My name is Lidewij Florusbosch, and I’m a sophomore planning on majoring in Peace and Justice Studies and Science, Technology and Society with a concentration in physics (individual major). Outside of school, I like reading and playing flute in Wellesley’s Chamber Music Society. I studied abroad through CET in Amman, Jordan Spring 2021. I had a great time studying abroad, and navigating a new culture, even if being neurodivergent and struggling with mental illness made it more challenging at times. If you’d like to talk more about studying abroad as someone who has a disability or as a STEM major, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at lf100@wellesley.edu!

 
Phosreyneang Loeurng
Phosreyneang Loeurng
Student Ambassador

Hi! I am Phosreyneang Loeurng, but you can call me Neang (Nee-ung) and I am an international student from Cambodia. I am a Sophomore and I am interested in majoring in International Relations. In Spring 2021, I studied abroad in Greece through a program called College Year in Athens. I took a class in Greek Mythology and another class called Sociology of Dissents. Adjusting from home to the US. and then to Greece was another level for me as an international first-year student since I have never been to the US. nor a European country before. The classes were 300 levels which were challenging for me in addition to covid and life in a foreign country. I learned to ask for help and to also spend my time wisely, so I can make the best out of my study abroad experience! Moreover, I had issues with my foreign debit card, yet I also found a more efficient way to spend money. Overall, I am not regretting my decision to go abroad and specifically to Greece! 

 
I am super excited to help international, low-income, first-generation, and Asian students who are interested in studying abroad in Greece! Living in another country can be overwhelming, but I am here to help in any way possible! Please send any questions to pl100@wellesley.edu 
Ilana Tamir
Ilana Tamir
Student Ambassador

Hi y'all! My name Is Ilana Tamir and I'm a senior double majoring in Spanish and Media Arts and Sciences. In spring 2021 I attended the PRESHCO program in Cordoba Spain, I stayed in a homestay and the program was great for working on language skills and exploring a smaller city in Spain. It was a different experience to go abroad while the pandemic was still in full swing but there were still many ways that my program and I were able to make the best of this situation. However, it was not perfect and I faced a lot of difficulties being trans and Jewish in a very binary, traditional, and christian place. Because of the difficulties I had, I want to be here for anyone who is or will be experiencing the same things, tell them the things that I wish I would've known before I left, or just be the person to talk to that understands. I am excited to work with OIS and help students feel more comfortable wherever they go abroad. Please feel free to reach out to me at itamir@wellesley.edu

 

 

Swelihle Tembe
Swelihle Tembe
Student Ambassador

Hello! My name is Swelihle Tembe and I am a sophomore from eSwatini double majoring in Economics and Political Science. During Term 4 of Spring 2021, I studied abroad in Amman, Jordan where I lived in an apartment with another Wellesley student. I studied through the CET Academic Programs where I learnt about Migration in Jordan and attended intensive Arabic workshops.  Despite being in a pandemic, I was able to visit many different parts of the country and I even got to visit Petra and Wadi Rum. It was such an incredible opportunity and I would love to help you navigate your own study abroad journey. 

I am interested in helping students of African descent, low income students, international students as well as anyone who is interested in studying in the Middle East and Africa. I am happy to answer all your questions and you can best reach me at my email. 

Paige White
Paige White
Student Ambassador

Hi y’all! I’m Paige White, a senior double majoring in American Studies/Spanish. On campus, I’m a member of the Schneider Board of Governors and work the front desk at Clapp Library. During Term 2 of the Fall 2020 semester, I studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark for 6 weeks with DIS. I spent my time there taking amazing classes, living with other Wellesley students in our own apartments, and navigating study abroad amid the COVID-19 pandemic! I had such a transformative experience in Denmark that I decided to study abroad again, however this time for a full semester, in Córdoba, Spain during Spring of 2021 with the PRESHCO program. While in Córdoba, I lived with a fantastic host family, attended classes at the local university, and did lots of cultural activities like cooking classes, Sevillanas dance lessons, and historical excursions. 

I’d love to chat to any of you about living with a host family, participating in a language immersion program, learning how to be flexible/adjust to your new environment, and how to take advantage of your abroad experience even when there are limitations out of your control. 

I’m so excited to be working with OIS this year, and hope to help you in any way I can. Feel free to shoot me an email with any questions you might have. 

Piper Wysocki
Piper Wysocki
Student Ambassador

Hello! My name is Piper Wysocki and I am a senior majoring in physics and minoring in philosophy. During the academic year 2020-2021, I studied abroad at Worcester College, Oxford University in Oxford, England. My whole experience took place during COVID and I still managed to have an amazing time. Yes, COVID forced me to be a bit creative and flexible, but ultimately I think it made me appreciate the culture more. Unable to travel much at first, I prioritized jumping wholeheartedly into the academic offerings; exploring local grocery stores, restaurants, markets, and museums; and later travelling to areas of the UK which were a bit more often the beaten path (my photo was taken in front of the York Minster in York during a trip up to Northern England at the end of the academic year!).

I love helping students plan (both studying abroad and everything else), so I am excited to be working with OIS this semester. I am particularly happy to talk about what it is like actually living and studying while abroad, as well as how STEM majors can find opportunities abroad which can further their major and career, rather than just putting it on pause. Feel free to send me an email, seek me out on Facebook Messenger, or come to my UK peer advising hours this semester. 

Julia Sokolowska
Julia Sokolowska
Student Ambassador

Hey! My name is Julia Sokolowska, and I am a senior majoring in International Relations (Political Science) and Environmental Studies. On campus, I am part of the Wellesley Crew Team and a member of Slater. I spent the Fall 2020 semester studying abroad in Iceland

through the SIT Iceland Climate Change and the Arctic Program. I was abroad in Geneva, Switzerland this past fall semester, where I started my joint BA/MA at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, where I am pursuing a master’s degree in Development Studies with a specialization in Environment, Resources, and Sustainability.

 

As an OIS Student Ambassador, I am keen on answering any and all questions you might have. I will be specifically focusing on working with international students, student athletes, and IR (Poli-Sci) majors interested in studying abroad. Please reach out with any questions via email.