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Meet the Global Mentors

gaTravel Tip: No matter where you choose to study abroad always make sure you have a good pair of travel shoes! They always say, “good shoes take you good places.”

Hello, my name is Der. I am a current graduate student at St. Cloud State University in the master’s program of College Counseling and Student Development. I have participated in 3 study abroad programs including, Laos, Thailand & Malaysia, South Africa, and Australia. In spring I will be returning to South Africa to intern at the Nelson Mandela University. - Der Yang

Travel Tip: I would tell students studying abroad to have an open mind and roll with the punches.
I'm a current senior at SCSU majoring in Spanish with minors in Political Science and Global Studies. I have studied abroad three times: a semester in Alnwick, England; a semester in Chile; and the winter break program to Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia. Studying abroad has been the cornerstone of my college experience, so I love helping other students through the process. After college, I plan on teaching English abroad before pursuing my master's degree. - Tessa Takash
gmTravel Tip: Don’t be afraid to trying new things. Say yes to as many new experiences as you can.

Hi, my name is Maiwang. I’m majoring in English Studies. I studied abroad in Fukuoka, Japan for an academic year and did a short-term abroad in Laos, Thailand, & Malaysia. I enjoyed my time abroad, as I learn and immerse myself in a new culture and language, discover new things and foods, and most of all, made some wonderful friends. - Maiwang Lee
gmTravel Tip: Go explore, and bring along comfortable clothes and shoes.
My name is Jack and I am majoring in entrepreneurship. I love to create music, create video content, dance, sing, and explore new things. I want to be able to help people in the future through my businesses or through what I love to do. - Jack Vang
gmTravel Tip: Expect things to go wrong, and when they inevitably do go wrong just roll with it.
I am in my 3rd year at SCSU and am getting my Bachelor’s in Social Studies Teaching, with a Minor in East Asian Studies. I have been to 8 countries, with 5 of them having gone through St. Cloud State. In my free time I often run, play tennis, go to the movies, and play video games. - Lucas Clasen
gmTravel Tip: Always check the weather in the place you are going for short trips. Just because a place is usually warm or usually cold doesn’t mean it will always be that way.
I’m Jacob, I am a business major, an identical twin, and I have lived in Wisconsin most of my life. I studied abroad in Alnwick, England my freshman year of college, and have since travelled to Amsterdam, Dublin, and Madrid. - Jacob Hurajt

gmTraveling Tip: Always keep an open mind while traveling and be open to new ideas if not everything goes as planned.  Everything will work out in the end!
Hi!  My name is Sophie and I am a junior at SCSU majoring in Mass Communications.  I studied abroad for the first time in Denmark in June of 2019 and had the time of my life!  Since then, I have a growing passion for travel and meeting new people, and now work as a Global Mentor in order to help others on their journeys abroad! - Sophie Torgerson