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Study Abroad Assistant, Office of International Education

Sam HeadshotSam Arndt:
Sam is a graduate student in the International and Intercultural Communications program with a concentration on diplomacy. Before attending DU, she received her BA in European Studies with a focus on history and business from Portland State University. At PSU, she participated in a year-long study abroad in Dublin, Ireland at Dublin City University. Prior to her time at university, she participated in a Rotary Youth Exchange program in high school where she studied abroad in Lille, France. During her time living in both France and Ireland, she traveled to many countries across Western Europe, experiencing many different cultures, and loved seeing the history in the cities around her. In her free time, she enjoys writing and reading, as well as traveling to new places and getting lost as she explores new cities.

Reese HeadshotReese Arthur:
Reese is a fourth-year undergraduate student at DU majoring International Studies at the Josef Korbel School with minors in Leadership and Urban Studies.  She recently returned from studying in Uganda and Rwanda for the fall semester through the School for International Training (SIT) where she researched Youth and Current Creative Community Solutions to Waste Management. Reese misses the food, people, and energy of her time in Uganda.  When Reese isn’t at school or learning the back-end of the study abroad process at the OIE, you can find her working at the student-led startup, PocketChange, on a call with her boss for her role at thinkpeace workshop, or exploring public art in downtown Denver.

Anya HeadshotAnya Otterson:
Anya is an undergraduate student majoring in Business Information Analytics at the Daniels College of Business. Before coming to DU, Anya spent a year at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. She studied abroad in Mongolia, through the School for International Training, where she got to travel around the country and pursue an internship in tourism. In her free time, you can find Anya in the mountains, horseback riding, or at the gym.

Caroline's picCaroline Anderson: Caroline is a graduate student in the International and Intercultural Communications program. As an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina, Caroline double-majored in International Studies and Anthropology with a minor in Japanese and a concentration in East Asia. She studied abroad in Japan twice, once for a two-week long Business in Japan Maymester and once for a yearlong Japan and East Asia Studies Program in Nishinomiya. After graduating, she spent two years in Kyushu on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. Now, as a new resident of Denver, Caroline wants to explore everything Colorado has to offer ranging from trying out new restaurants to snow skiing.


Sophie's photo Sophie Caesar:
Sophie is an undergraduate student at DU majoring in Sociology and Socio-Legal Studies with minors in Urban Studies and Leadership. She recently returned from studying abroad in Cyprus with the University of Nicosia, where she was able to travel throughout the Middle East and Europe. Now that she’s back in the US, Sophie misses experiencing the variety of cultures and feeling of independence she found abroad. In her free time, you can find her interning with Environment Colorado, singing at an acapella rehearsal, or skiing down the slopes with her