Speak to one of our TEAN Global Ambassadors who studied or interned abroad with us. Complete the form below and we’ll put you in touch with a recent alum who can give you the direct student perspective on our programs.  Keep in mind that the programs can change a little from semester to semester, so for program specific questions we suggest you direct those questions to us.

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Mike Morra

Global Ambassador

Australia

Mike is originally from Massachusetts and decided he wanted to pick up the pace a bit and head to the big city (New York) for school at Manhattan College.  Mike studied at Bond University on the Gold Coast in the Spring of 2015 with TEAN, and had the best four months of his life. He was always in awe of everything he had heard and learned about Australia and the Great Barrier Reef- so naturally, Australia felt like a good fit. While on the Gold Coast and throughout his travels in Australia, Mike learned an immense amount about himself, his interests, and felt a sense of identity. His passions include traveling, music, photography, adventuring, and meeting new people.

Kayla Quinn

Global Ambassador

New Zealand

Kayla grew up on Long Island, New York, and moved to Pittsburgh to study architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently in her fifth year and working on her thesis in acoustic architecture. She studied abroad in Wellington, New Zealand. Kayla has also traveled across Europe, visiting and living in 8 different countries including Ireland, Switzerland, and Italy. She has also been across the United States, visiting 46 states in total, as well as to parts of Canada and the Caribbean.

Sammy Thai

Global Ambassador

China

Sammy is an international student from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and is currently studying marketing at Pace University in New York City. Last summer she studied with TEAN to Shanghai, China and says it was the best summer yet for her. Not only has she grown so much from the trip, she also made some life-long friendships. One of Sammy’s passions is traveling, she has been in 4 continents, visited more than 25 countries, and studied abroad in 6 cities. She also has a passion for taking photos of food.

Briana Pascarelli

Global Ambassador

Australia

Briana is a Wildlife and Conservation Biology major who attends the University of Rhode Island. She studied abroad in Townsville, Australia during the fall semester of her junior year and she says it was an amazing life and educational experience. Her dream is to travel the world and she hopes her career will allow her to do that. She also enjoys hiking, baking, learning new languages and spending time with her dog.

Kate Den Houter

Global Ambassador

Internship

Kate is a junior at Michigan State University, and is currently majoring in Psychology with an emphasis on Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She has an interest in the impact of diversity in the workplace. Last summer Kate found her way to Sydney, Australia for an internship abroad. Not only did she grow personally and professionally from her experience, but she also enjoyed many adventures exploring the sites and scenery that Australia and New Zealand have to offer during her time Down Under. She is currently grounded in the U.S., but hopes that new opportunities will soon take her to Africa and Greece.