Study Away at Aquinas College

Global Ambassadors

Global Ambassador Bios

Alexa Rumohr
Year: Senior


Program: England
Major: Community Leadership

Email: acr004@aquinas.edu

Ever since I was a child, studying abroad in London has been a pipe dream that I’ve had for myself. When I found out Aquinas was beginning a London abroad program, I knew I had to do everything in my power to experience that. Studying abroad for three and a half months taught me things I would have never learned in years of university in the United States. Resilience in succeeding in foreign studies, patience in waiting for trains, peace in the midst of homesickness, and perseverance in travel. Every sacrifice you make to study abroad is worth it and it is my goal to help others plan, organize, and set themselves up to achieve their dream of studying in London too!


Aidan Saggers
Year: 
Senior
Program: England

Email: ajs009@aquinas.edu

I am a fourth year student at Aquinas College and I recently got to take part in the 2018 London Study Abroad trip. Being a part of this first group and helping to drive the path for a new international partnership with a university was truly one of the best experiences in my life thus far. I got to not only travel and see the world which is my life long dream but I also go to take part in an internship with the local Business Improvement. At St. Mary'sUniversity offers students many wonderful opportunities to get involved and they have wonderful partnerships to put students into internships they are going to be comfortable in. I look forward to being a voice for Aquinas and for the London Study Abroad opportunity!!


Esmeralda Duran
Year: 
Junior
Program: Italy

Email: ed003@aquinas.edu

I am beyond excited to be the Global Ambassador of the Italy Study Away program. I am an International Business and Spanish Interpretation and Translation dual major. Upon arriving to Aquinas College, I knew that I wanted to study away and Rome was my dream destination. I chose the Italy Study Away program because I wanted to emerge into an entirely new culture and step out of my comfort zone. I cannot wait to share my wonderful experience abroad to help future students take advantage of an adventure of a lifetime.


Elizabeth Schoof
Year: 
Senior
Program: Ireland

Email: eis001@aquinas.edu

Home is a four-letter word that has a different meaning for everyone. I have a home at Aquinas. I have a home with my family in Grand Rapids. Most importantly, I found a home in Tully Cross, Ireland. I was not sure what to expect from my study away experience. I knew that it would change my life, but I had no idea how much. I feel in love with Ireland in a way that I never knew was possible. I want to share my experiences so that others can find a home there as well.


Keely Siegel
Year: 
Senior
Program: France

Email: krs009@aquinas.edu

While I would have loved to experience the rich culture of Ireland, the experience, skills, and the sense of adventure that I have gained from my semester away in Angers, France is something that I would not trade for anything in the world. The total immersion into the French culture that is offered by this program has done more than just improve my french language abilities. As a global ambassador, I am eager to share my experiences while fostering the creation of other students future experiences in this beautiful, historic, and captivating city, while also expressing my eternal gratitude for those at Aquinas who made it all possible.


Laurel Timmer
Year: 
Senior
Program: Spain

Email: lrt002@aquinas.edu

After studying abroad in Spain, I returned as a braver and more confident individual. While I was terrified when I first got to Spain, I was able to find comfort in my new home and relationships though exploring my surroundings and getting to know the new people in my life. This experience has truly impacted me for the bestter, and as a global ambassador, I want to be a resource to others as they learn to find comfort in the unkown as well.


Will Uecker
Year: 
Senior
Program: Germany

Studying away is one of the most unique experiences a student can have at Aquinas. Coming from a German family, I've always wanted to immerse myself into the culutre. After studying away in Luneburg, Germany, I was able to fully immerse myself in the culture and language, and at the same time meet other students from all over the world. I am very grateful for this experience and excited to help and encourage other students to take part in the these wonderful opportunities Aquinas has to offer. 

Email: whu001@aquinas.edu