Meet your Global Ambassadors or "Super Buddies" as we like to call them, who organize all your events for the Buddy Program. Our Global Ambassadors are study abroad alumni at the University of Arizona, who love to meet new people and have some fun. Learn more about our UA Global Ambassadors.
If you would like to directly contact your UA Global Ambassadors, you may email them at: email@example.com
Hello everyone! My name is Abby Cochran, and I am a junior studying ecology and evolutionary biology and sustainable built environments here at the University of Arizona. During the 2012 fall semester I participated in a student exchange, traveling to the University of Auckland in New Zealand. My experience there was absolutely transformative, and has certainly sparked my passions for travel, adventure, and meeting people from all over the world. As a native Tucsonan, I never miss an opportunity to share my love and knowledge of this beautiful area – and I look forward to so with new friends from the Buddy Program. So please, do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions, concerns, or just to get together. I completely understand the uncertainty many feel in traveling to a new place and putting oneself in a totally new circumstance, but take my advice: there is no reason to be hesitant about the University of Arizona, I am sure you are in for a wonderful time here. Welcome new Wildcats!
Hey everyone! My name is Kelsee Becker. I am a senior this year, majoring in Marketing with a minor in Media Arts (Film/Television). I also do photography outside of my studies (look for me at the football and basketball games)! I studied abroad in Sydney, Australia this past Spring. I had the absolute best time while abroad, and I have many of international friends from Australia to thank for that! I guarantee the Buddy Program will do the same for you. I am an Arizona native and can't wait to show you all the customs and cultural experiences Tucson holds! If you have any questions about ANYTHING, feel free to contact me at any time - I never say no to getting together for coffee! Get ready to have the best semester of your life! Bear Down!
Hi everyone! My name is Ravi and I’m a senior mathematics and biology student here at UA. During my time as an undergraduate, I’ve spent summers in Brazil learning Portuguese and Peru doing a medical internship, as well as a semester in Singapore to study Tamil and Emergency Medicine and a semester in Spain to study economics and accounting. I love traveling to new countries, learning languages, and hearing the stories of people from around the world. My parents are originally from India, but I was born and raised in Tucson so hopefully I can give you all a good look into what the UA community has to offer and we can also share some great conversations about our cultures and experiences.
Hi! My name's Mitch Cravens, and I'm a senior at U of A. I decided to become a Global Ambassador because I really enjoy interacting with people from other countries and cultures. I studied abroad all of last year, in Paris in the fall, and in Santiago de Compostela, Spain in the spring. I'm really looking forward to meeting this semester's group of international students, and getting to know better all the returning students! If you have any questions about anything at U of A--classes, clubs, things to do--please don't hesitate to contact me. And I'll try to plan some awesome events for you guys, so your semester at U of A is as fun as possible!