Get to Know Our January 2016 Ambassadors of the Month

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Ashley Houston
January 15, 2016

Every month as part of our Ambassador Program, we award the title of Ambassador of the Month to two alumni who have shown exceptional dedication to promoting international education through outreach activities both on their campuses and online.

Our first Ambassadors of the Month awardees of 2016 are Haley Wilhelm (Freiburg – Language & Area Studies, Spring 2015) and Leilah-Rose Labossiere (Nagoya – Nanzan University, Spring 2015).

Haley Wilhelm studies Political Science and German at Scripps College. She has served as a Peer Advisor for the Study Abroad and Global Education Office on her campus. In this role, Haley has held study abroad information sessions for interested students, led student panels on study abroad, and even participated in a study abroad tea. In addition, she has hosted events with the Scripps German Department and used her social media channels to promote the life-changing experience of study abroad.

Haley says, “As an IES Abroad Ambassador, I have most enjoyed the various opportunities to speak with students about studying abroad. It's been fantastic to recount stories of my experience! I've been reminded again and again about what a joyful experience I had, and it's been a blast to share my love of Freiburg and IES Abroad with others!”

Leilah-Rose Labossiere studies both Art History and Japanese at The George Washington University. She also serves in a Peer Advisor role for GW’s Office for Study Abroad. As a Peer Advisor, Leilah-Rose has helped share predeparture orientation with students preparing to head overseas, supported the Office for Study Abroad with the campus study abroad fair, and even organized student panel on study abroad in Japan.

In Leilah-Rose’s words, “My favorite activity as an IES Abroad Ambassador has been acting as a Peer Advisor to other students interested in studying abroad. I have had some wonderful one-on-one conversations with other students, and have had the opportunity to share some of my experiences and insights. I did not have the same opportunity to speak face-to-face with a peer about some of my questions and concerns before my departure, so I strive to be as helpful and informative as possible to better prepare the students who want to study abroad in the future.”

Interested in learning more about our Ambassador Program or have a question for a past IES Abroad student? Visit our IES Abroad Ambassadors page to learn more.

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Ashley Houston

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