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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
Hello! My name is Hailee Sautter and I am a pharmacy major with a Spanish minor who just recently studied abroad in Alicante, Spain. Studying abroad was truly the best decision I have made thus far in my college career. It is difficult for me to find words adequate enough to describe how amazing my experience was – however, I believe it is appropriate to say that my experience was life-changing. While abroad I made lifelong friends with people from across the globe, visited breathtakingly beautiful places, and also challenged myself in the classroom. My abroad experience provided me the opportunity to spend an extended time immersed in the Spanish culture which improved my ability to speak Spanish tremendously. Spending time abroad also helped me grow and develop as an individual. Studying abroad is a priceless experience that ensures academic and personal growth, which I believe all students should take advantage of.

USAC Student Ambassador
Before committing to study abroad in Bilbao, Spain, I had always assumed that the experience would be academically impossible and astronomically expensive. Luckily, the study abroad office helped me pick a location and program that enabled me to coordinate courses and find scholarships to make the five weeks comparable to an extended vacation. No matter your interests or reasons to go overseas, there is a niche to be found in all the possibilities offered. Although my Spanish minor was complete, I got to experience the Spanish (and Basque) culture by living with a host family. Studying in Getxo/Bilbao gave me the ability to take marketing and management courses that fulfilled requirements for my business minor. I will always value the freedom of exploring a unique culture, making lasting relationships with fellow students and local Basques, and developing my own sense of self. This summer, I look forward to coordinating another trip through USAC to Santiago, Chile alongside my brother who attends University of Cincinnati.

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