The Olin Ambassador Program is a way for students looking to study abroad to learn more about the available programs by being matched up with a student who has already been abroad. The ambassadors have studied in a diverse set of locations (Europe, Asia, and South America) and programs (traditional study abroad and internship). Below are our current ambassadors, feel free to reach out to any of them to learn more about their program and study abroad experiences.

Ambassadors also serve as local guides for incoming exchange students, available to offer advice on adjusting to life in the US, St. Louis, and Washington University.

Asia Pacific Internship Program

Allison Crudele

Being able to both study and work abroad in Sydney was such a unique opportunity that I would highly recommend! I was able to explore an entire continent that many people never even have the chance to visit as well as learn and connect within the political and business sectors while interning at the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, I would love to share my experiences!

Australia – University of Sydney

Barrett Wagner

At the University of Sydney, I served as a Study Abroad Social Media Ambassador for the university. I was also a member of the Sydney University Dramatic Society, the University of Sydney Film Society, and Queer Revue (a premier sketch comedy troupe). I did all the classic bucket list items: surfed, met a koala, ate kangaroo, and saw the Great Barrier Reef. I also spent a lot of time attending local Sydney arts and culture events – so if you love the arts, food, and music be sure to ask me about what all the city has to offer!

China – Chinese University Hong Kong (CUHK)

Want to speak to a past student? Contact Sara Stratton

China – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Want to speak to a past student? Contact Sara Stratton

Denmark – Copenhagen Business School

Gillian Song

Studying abroad in Copenhagen was truly such an unforgettable experience. I developed a deeper understanding of other cultures and met so many incredible people from all walks of life. Step out of your comfort zone and try new things!

Sam Triester

A tip for future students is: I want you to realize that abroad is fundamentally your experience and to think about what you want to get out of it. That way you won’t regret what you didn’t do.

France – Paris School of Business

Puja Patel

Germany – WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

Want to speak to a past student? Contact Ryan Kearney

Ireland – University College Dublin

Grace Medeiros

Studying abroad in Dublin was an incredible learning opportunity, both academically and personally. For students going abroad in the future, I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and make the most of your time abroad because it truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

Ezra Mishkel

Matthew Wilton

Studying abroad in Dublin was an incredible experience. Among the highlights were meeting new friends from all over the world, experiencing Irish culture, and going outside of my comfort zone.

Israel – Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya (IDC)

Want to speak to a past student? Contact Sara Stratton

Israel – Israel Summer Business Academy (ISBA)

Shira Aronow

Ashley Kalb

Eva Shahab Diaz

Alex Zelman

Annie Zhang

Italy – Bocconi University

Lily Siegel

One tip for studying abroad in Milan is to book sightseeing tickets in advance. Especially as the weather warms in the spring, an influx of tourists may cause tickets to sell out. I suggest booking a ticket for the Last Supper at least 1.5 months in advance and scheduling to visit the Duomo during the week when it is less busy.

The Netherlands – Maastricht University

Madison Hunt

While living in the Netherlands, I checked off so many bucket list items and made lifelong friends. The opportunity to bond with students from all around the world was so much more than I was expecting. Who knew so many once-in-a-lifetime stories could start with, “Hey guys, should we go to Switzerland this weekend?”

Leslie Martinez Contreras

Singapore – Singapore Management University

Sarah Chen

Getting to live in a country as unique as Singapore was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will cherish forever! Trying new cuisines and making friends from all over the world were definitely the highlights of my abroad experience. 

Sophie Jejurikar

South America Emerging Economies – Chile & Argentina

Justin Lewitus

It was amazing to study in two different countries and compare the economic situation in these emerging economies. The field trips, including to an Argentine importer/exporter and a Chilean copper mine, were incredibly illuminating.

South Korea – Korea University

Want to speak to a past student? Contact Sara Stratton

Spain – ESADE Barcelona

Aashna Parameshwar

Mackenzie Turnbull

Don’t be afraid to make new friends. Spend lots of time in your host city. Ask for help when you need it.

Ben Zalta

Spain – UC3M Madrid

Anna Larizza

The UK – London Internship Program

Mamotaz Kalam