The Global Ambassador Program partners current Kent State Students with new international students to help them adjust to life at Kent State. The Fellows assist with welcoming international students to campus by participating in the welcome picnic and international student orientation. They also stay in contact with students throughout the fall semester to help with questions or concerns that may arise while navigating their new lives in America.

Global Ambassador applications are accepted until April 20, 2015. The Ambassadors will have duties with international students from May to December 2015 (during the summer, Ambassadors will contact their mentees in email or Skype.)

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Please read about the Global Fellows who helped to adjust international students in the 2014 Summer and Spring semester:

Jasmine McAdams

 Sophomore, TESL major with TEFL certificate. Extra info: I completed the Walt Disney World College Program in Spring 2011 & I love all things Disney! I just returned from studying abroad in Germany for my TEFL certificate, where I got to travel to 5 different countries including France & England! I love learning about foreign cultures & languages, I am currently a beginner level in ASL, Russian, & Spanish and also an Intermediate level at French. In my free time I volunteer backstage for live theatre at Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio




Andrea Szell

 Andrea joined Kent State University in the fall of 2012, where she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Geography. Her research interests are focused on environmental attitudes/perceptions, health behaviors, urban green spaces, resource accessibility, and geospatial and remotely sensed technologies. Andrea holds a Master’s degree in Geography from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography Tourism from Babes-Bolyai University (Romania).

Andrea is ethnic Hungarian, but she was born and raised in Romania. While perusing her undergraduate studies in Romania, Andrea spent two summers in the United States by participating in the Work and Travel USA cultural exchange program. The summers spent in various parts of the United States were a wonderful experience, which have proven to be beneficial for her personal development and in tailoring her future academic plans.

When away from her research, Andrea loves to engage in a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, walking, camping, gardening, swimming, playing freebee, spending time on the beach, riding rollercoasters, and visiting new places.




Fadoua Harrabi

My name is Fadoua and I am from Tunisia! I am currently a graduate student at Kent State University, pursuing a master’s degree in Translation studies. I came to Kent, last fall of 2013 and I hopefully will graduate May 2015. I fluently speak three languages (Ar-Eng-Fr) and I am always looking forward to learn more!




Nicole James

Hey! My name is Nicole James and I'm a junior at Kent State. I'm currently studying Spanish and Arabic. In the future I plan to get a master's degree in education and teach fore​ign languages. I'm a follower of Jesus, a soccer player, and an amateur tree climber. I love learning about other cultures, playing board games, and meeting new friends. Over the past few years, Kent has become my new home. I hope that you all enjoy your experience at KSU and grow to love it as much as I do!





Danielle Tambellini

 My name is Danielle Tambellini and I am about to start my fourth and final year at Kent State. I am an English major with a minor in writing. Last fall I spent my semester living and studying in Florence, Italy. During this time I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to many cities throughout both Italy as well as Europe. Since this experience, I have really developed a desire for travel and culture. One of my biggest life goals is to travel to as many places around the world as possible.




Alberto Lopez

I am in my junior year here at Kent State University. I am majoring in finance and accounting. I can speak French and Spanish. I'm a big fan of Greek mythology. I listen to pop music and my favorite food is tacos.




 Jian He

My hometown is Hebi, China. I am majoring in Manufacturing Systems. I am a Chinese student studying in the Master in Technology program, concentrating on manufacturing systems. I graduated from Kent State University with my B.S. degree in Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology program in 2012. I often organize trips with student groups to Niagara Falls and Washington DC. I also have a Remote Control hobby. Besides school, I spend time playing RC quart copters, fixed airplanes. Also I enjoy the student organizations like; Robotic Team, Chinese American Friends East (C.A.F.E.).  You will enjoy your life, study and work at Kent State University.



Menghon Lin

I am Chinese. I am graduating in December and my major is Accounting.




Annie Cima

My major is Human Development & Family Studies, Home Nursing Administration. I am a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. I have a hedgehog named Petunia. I also studied in Italy for one month this past summer.