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Study Abroad Staff

Study Abroad Coordinator
Alyssa Bell received a BA in Spanish from Grove City College in 2013 and went on to attend the University of Rochester, where she completed her MS in higher education in 2015 with the intention of pursuing a career in international education. She began working at Ohio Northern University as the study abroad coordinator in September 2015. She looks forward to the many opportunities for development and growth in study abroad at ONU.

USAC Student Ambassador
Studying abroad has always been something that I wanted to pursue as a college student. Growing up in a small town has led me to be very intrigued about what the rest of the world has to offer, and because of that my desire to travel only grew. I decided that I wanted to experience something unique and to be immersed in a culture completely different from my own, so I chose to study abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This has allowed me to earn general education requirements for my nursing degree and develop friendships from all over the world. Not only did my classes teach me on an academic level, but my experience there taught me the importance of being able to value other cultures and their people as well. Studying abroad was truly an eye opening experience that has left me with lifelong lessons that I couldn't have gained without deciding to step out of my comfort zone. I am so grateful for the opportunity that ONU has given me and I am always excited to share my experience in Thailand with others.

USAC Student Ambassador
I have always taken a particular interest in different cultures around the world, and during the summer of 2016 I got to experience one first-hand. For two months I lived with a host family in San Ramón, Costa Rica, studying Spanish, interning in the hospital pharmacy, and exploring everything that the country had to offer me! My primary study at ONU is pharmacy, so the internship was a great way to get outreach hours but in a whole new way for me; my secondary major is Spanish, so it was a very rewarding experience to have these two educational concentrations combine and help me develop my career skills. In addition to what study abroad offered me educationally, personally I gained more than I ever thought I would. The friends, family, and memories that I have from San Ramon will stick around for a lifetime. Studying abroad was by far the most beneficial and enriching thing I have done for myself, if you see me around campus, don’t hesitate to ask me about it!

USAC Student Ambassador
I had always been intrigued by the thought of studying abroad yet was uncertain about actually doing it. I can now say with confidence that studying abroad was the best experience of my life. I studied in Bilbao, Spain for two months during the summer of 2017. While there I had the opportunity to travel Spain as well as Europe, further fueling my love for travel. I was able to take classes to fulfill some of my core business requirements as well as touch up on my Spanish language skills which lead to the addition of my Spanish minor. Studying abroad gave me the opportunity to grow as a person so much more than I could have ever imagined. I constantly share my stories of abroad with anyone who will listen and highly encourage each and every student at ONU to take a leap and experience the wonders of studying abroad for themselves!

ONU Study Abroad

Alyssa Bell

Lehr Memorial 122
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed