Parent Ambassadors

Contact Experiment Parents

The Experiment in International Living is fortunate to have an excellent parent network of recent alumni (“parent ambassadors”) who are available to speak with parents of prospective and admitted participants. Topics range from program selection, health and safety, pre-departure preparation, the homestay experience, and the group composition. The Experiment’s parent ambassadors are outstanding resources to parents contemplating their teens’ summer abroad and parents of newly enrolled students.

We urge prospective parents to contact these wonderful volunteers. Parent contacts are available via e-mail and their children have generally participated in our program within the previous two years.

Please keep in mind, however, that program itineraries, group excursions, and other program components can vary depending on the summer; each parent ambassador speaks from his or her own unique experience. While past parents usually offer exceptional insight and advice, we ask that you contact the staff in the The Experiment in International Living office for the facts and guarantees pertaining to current programs.

We do not yet have contacts for all programs, but additional contacts are continually being added. In the meantime, if you wish to contact a parent from a program not listed, please contact our admissions office at experiment@worldlearning.org, and we'll be happy to arrange a contact for you.

 

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Julie Augustin
Student: Charles Joseph Augustin
Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors(2015)
Juan Cedeno
North Andover, Massachusetts
Student: Mariaisabel Cedeno
Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors(2015)
Shawna Dowdy
Bronx, New York
Student: Keymani Reid
Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors(2015)
Jackie Fox
Bellows Falls, Vermont
Student: Ali Fox
Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors(2015)
Gwyneth Galbraith
Student: Amelia Galbraith
Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors(2015)
Quintina Hargrove
Newark, New Jersey
Student: Omar Hargrove
Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors(2015)
Karin Larson
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Student: Nathaniel Larson
Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors(2015)
Wendy Schwartz
Weston, Connecticut
Student: Sarah Radisch
Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors(2015)
Omolola Sunmonu
Student: Lateef Sunmonu
Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors(2015)
Sarah Maldonado
Pleasantville, New York
Student: Sophia Maldonado
Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors(2016)
Anne Morton
Saxtons River, Vermont
Student: Arianna Morton
Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors(2016)
Timothy Morton
Saxtons River, Vermont
Student: Arianna Morton
Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors(2016)
Elizabeth Weil
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Student: Claire Weil
Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors(2016)
Lisa Wesel
Bowdoinham, Maine
Student: Anita Woofenden
Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors(2016)
Luis Divito
Student: Zoe Hsien-Hwa Lee-DiVito
Argentina: Photojournalism and Social Change(2015)
Emily Lee
Burlingame, California
Student: Zoe Hsien-Hwa Lee-DiVito
Argentina: Photojournalism and Social Change(2015)
Sherry Ng
Brooklyn, New York
Student: Kristina Torres
Argentina: Photojournalism and Social Change(2015)
Lara Putnam
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Student: Alonso Perez-Putnam
Argentina: Photojournalism and Social Change(2015)
Soo-Yeon Cho
Columbia, Missouri
Student: Kristine Cho
Argentina: Photojournalism and Social Change(2016)
Monique Edwards
St.Albans, New York
Student: Brenique Bogle
Argentina: Photojournalism and Social Change(2016)
Shideh Mofidi
Pleasantville, New York
Student: Iman Behbehani
Argentina: Photojournalism and Social Change(2016)
Sheila Ullrich
Naples, Florida
Student: Elizabeth Ullrich
Botswana: Wildlife, Ecology, and Culture(2015)
Janice Franklin
Student: Sterling Franklin
Brazil: Culture and Environmental Sustainability(2015)
Edmond Metaj
Student: Eric Metaj
China: Cultural Diversity in the North(2015)
Ledia Metaj
Naples, Florida
Student: Eric Metaj
China: Cultural Diversity in the North(2015)
Sylvia Njuguna
Student: Muthoni Wangombe
China: Cultural Diversity in the North(2015)
Laura Staude
Student: Calder Staude
China: Cultural Diversity in the North(2015)
Kareen Attai
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Student: Justin Attai
China: Ethnic Minorities and Contemporary Culture(2015)
Miguel Palacios
Student: Michael Palacios
China: Ethnic Minorities and Contemporary Culture(2015)
Luz Palacios
College Point, New York
Student: Michael Palacios
China: Ethnic Minorities and Contemporary Culture(2015)
Erik Segall
Pueblo, Colorado
Student: Azaria Mendoza Segall
China: Ethnic Minorities and Contemporary Culture(2015)
joyce lanier
newark, New Jersey
Student: Salome Daniel
China: Ethnic Minorities and Contemporary Culture(2015)
Kirsten Pitts
New Haven, Vermont
Student: Lydia Pitts
China: Ethnic Minorities and Contemporary Culture(2016)
Ana Cabrera
Yonkers, New York
Student: Andrew Cabrera
Costa Rica: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Sustainability(2015)
Anna Focht
Student: Rex Focht
Costa Rica: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Sustainability(2015)
Carmen Hernandez
New York, New York
Student: Joselyn Pena
Costa Rica: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Sustainability(2015)
Ana Gonzalez
Tavernier, Florida
Student: Sofia Gonzalez
Costa Rica: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Sustainability(2016)
Anne Rodriguez
Plymouth, Minnesota
Student: Christopher Rodriguez
Ecuador: The Galápagos Islands and the Andes(2015)
Mark Stollar
Student: Cailin Stollar
Ecuador: The Galápagos Islands and the Andes(2016)
Sandra Stollar
New York, New York
Student: Cailin Stollar
Ecuador: The Galápagos Islands and the Andes(2016)
Scott Cleveland
Student: Jamie Cleveland
France: Culinary Traditions and French Cuisine(2015)
Patricia Cleveland
Wayne, Pennsylvania
Student: Jamie Cleveland
France: Culinary Traditions and French Cuisine(2015)
Crystal Lyles
Student: Christen Hill
France: Culinary Traditions and French Cuisine(2015)
Victoria Marchand
Student: Ernie Marchand
France: Culinary Traditions and French Cuisine(2015)
Stephanie Woodley
New York City, New York
Student: Koree Woodley-Adjei
France: Culinary Traditions and French Cuisine(2015)
Miriam Ascarelli
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Student: Madeline Ascarelli Brode
France: French Culture and Regional Identity(2015)
James Broderick
Student: Madeline Ascarelli Brode
France: French Culture and Regional Identity(2015)
Janet Greenholz
Student: Lucas Schorr
France: French Culture and Regional Identity(2015)
Ona Johnston
Brattleboro, Vermont
Student: Kyra Johnston
France: French Culture and Regional Identity(2015)
Charlotte Mafumbo
Brattleboro, Vermont, Uganda
Student: Mark Mafumbo
France: French Culture and Regional Identity(2015)
Leslie Strauss
Student: Erin Strauss
France: French Culture and Regional Identity(2015)
Christine Suzuki
Northridge, California
Student: Peyton Suzuki
France: French Culture and Regional Identity(2015)
Nitzia Thomas
Brookyln, New York
Student: Jonathan Thomas
France: French Culture and Regional Identity(2015)
Susan Madrilejo
Daly City, California
Student: Ray Solidum
France: French Culture and Regional Identity(2016)
Pippa Asker
Student: Maxwell Asker
Germany: Contemporary Politics and the European Union(2015)
Hugo Faria
Student: Nicole Brussel Faria
Germany: Contemporary Politics and the European Union(2015)
Alicia Gern
Libertyville, Illinois
Student: Karl Montoya
Germany: Contemporary Politics and the European Union(2015)
Nandini Chandy
Student: Anisha Chandy
Germany: Contemporary Politics and the European Union(2016)
Dipak Chandy
Pleasantville, New York
Student: Anisha Chandy
Germany: Contemporary Politics and the European Union(2016)
Mary Beth Taylor
Alamo, California
Student: Madisyn Taylor
Germany: Contemporary Politics and the European Union(2016)
Gabe Armany
Student: Rachel Armany
India: Public Health and Community Development (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Birsen Ergun
Naples, Florida
Student: Sarp Ergun
India: Public Health and Community Development (Leadership Institute)(2015)
steve Gagliardone
sharon, Vermont
Student: Lucia Gagliardone
India: Public Health and Community Development (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Jill Gallin
Student: Zachary Gallin
India: Public Health and Community Development (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Erika Kang
West Hills, California
Student: Elliot Kang
India: Public Health and Community Development (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Elizabeth Laverack
Southwest Harbor, Maine
Student: Peter Jacobson
India: Public Health and Community Development (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Mary Matu
Nairobi, Kenya
Student: Githinji Ndiritu
India: Public Health and Community Development (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Ndiritu Muriithi
Student: Githinji Ndiritu
India: Public Health and Community Development (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Lolita Smith
Student: Dominic Smith
India: Public Health and Community Development (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Tanya Woods
Student: Cameron Woods
India: Public Health and Community Development (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Wayne Antoine
Student: Kyam Antoine
Ireland: Irish Culture and Global Activism(2015)
Dmitriy Goldgisser
Brooklyn, New York
Student: Paul Goldgisser
Ireland: Irish Culture and Global Activism(2015)
Cristina Oria
White Plains, New York
Student: Daniella Oria
Ireland: Irish Culture and Global Activism(2015)
Mildred Reyes
Glendale, New York, New York
Student: Paola Perez Reyes
Ireland: Irish Culture and Global Activism(2015)
Christopher Bradley
Student: Colin Bradley
Italy: Language and Local Food Culture(2015)
Lynne Giedd
Bailey, Colorado
Student: Leah Vick
Italy: Language and Local Food Culture(2015)
Stacy Irving
Kansas City, Missouri
Student: Makayla Reynolds
Italy: Language and Local Food Culture(2015)
Limary Rios
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Student: Alejandra Aponte Rios
Italy: Language and Local Food Culture(2015)
Sherree Thomas
Washington, District of Columbia
Student: Tiffani Goodwin
Italy: Language and Local Food Culture(2015)
Linda Sargeant
NY, New York
Student: Hope-Elizabeth Darris
Italy: Language and Local Food Culture(2016)
Elizabeth Bangley
Georgetown, Pennsylvania
Student: Katherine Bangley
Japan: Japanimation—Anime and Manga(2015)
Gonzalo Bosmediano
White Plains, New York
Student: Mark Bosmediano
Japan: Japanimation—Anime and Manga(2015)
Laureen Brian
Olympia, Washington
Student: Fuchsia Dexter
Japan: Japanimation—Anime and Manga(2015)
Amy DeVore
Student: Emily Hoff
Japan: Japanimation—Anime and Manga(2015)
Audra Dehan
Commack, New York
Student: Rachel Dehan
Japan: Japanimation—Anime and Manga(2015)
James Robbins
Student: Kristal Robbins
Japan: Japanimation—Anime and Manga(2015)
Eric Shapiro
Millwood, New York
Student: Nicholas Shapiro
Japan: Japanimation—Anime and Manga(2015)
Laura Tezza
Berkeley, California
Student: Sophia Tezza
Japan: Japanimation—Anime and Manga(2015)
Maria Pile
Tuckahoe, New York
Student: Iain Pile
Japan: Language and Cultural Traditions(2015)
Meredith Siegel
Irvington, New York
Student: Gabriel Siegel
Japan: Language and Cultural Traditions(2015)
Jon Terry
Denver, Colorado
Student: Halley Terry
Japan: Language and Cultural Traditions(2015)
Hank Nash
Student: Dallas Nash
Japan: Language and Cultural Traditions(2016)
Musa Ahmed
Newark, New Jersey
Student: Amer Aliamer
Jordan: History, Politics, and Arabic Language(2015)
Bolanle Akande
Student: Quazeem Akande
Jordan: History, Politics, and Arabic Language(2015)
Kimberly Bousquet
Student: Aleah Bousquet
Jordan: History, Politics, and Arabic Language(2015)
Victoria Hochman
White Plains, New York
Student: Rebecca Liebson
Jordan: History, Politics, and Arabic Language(2015)
Ayanna Newman
Houston, Texas
Student: Zakiya Newman
Jordan: History, Politics, and Arabic Language(2015)
Melissa Reinberg
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia
Student: Noah Kravitz
Jordan: History, Politics, and Arabic Language(2015)
Jennifer Martyn
Guilford, Vermont
Student: Emily Martyn
Jordan: History, Politics, and Arabic Language(2016)
Debra Gregory
San Diego, California
Student: Zoë Gregory
Korea: Peace Studies(2015)
Kristi Mills
Dallas, Texas
Student: Madeline Mills
Korea: Peace Studies(2015)
Alexandra Min
New York, New York
Student: Samantha Hare
Korea: Peace Studies(2016)
Wendy Briggs
Student: Henry Briggs
Mexico: Marine Biology on the Baja Peninsula(2015)
Oletha Riley
Student: Taylor Riley
Mexico: Marine Biology on the Baja Peninsula(2015)
michelle wilkins
Student: Miranda Wilkins
Mexico: Marine Biology on the Baja Peninsula(2015)
Jessica Kaplan
Arlington, Virginia
Student: Zachary Youcha
Mongolia: Nomadic and Urban Cultures(2015)
Amy Mar
Daly City, California
Student: Jared Mar
Mongolia: Nomadic and Urban Cultures(2015)
Ann Pemberton
Student: Booker Tamm
Mongolia: Nomadic and Urban Cultures(2015)
Arthur Robert
Student: Arthur Robert
Mongolia: Nomadic and Urban Cultures(2015)
Joe Youcha
Student: Zachary Youcha
Mongolia: Nomadic and Urban Cultures(2015)
Brad Glaser
Sudbury, Massachusetts
Student: Nicholas Glaser
Morocco: Multiculturalism in the Arab World(2015)
Charmaine Johnson
Gurnee, Illinois
Student: April Johnson
Morocco: Multiculturalism in the Arab World(2015)
Sarah Huntington
Olympia, Washington
Student: Veda Huntington-Bradley
Netherlands: Gender Equality and Human Rights(2015)
Felicia LaPoole
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Student: Desi LaPoole
Netherlands: Gender Equality and Human Rights(2015)
Maryann Browne
Brooklyn, New York
Student: Onike Browne
Nicaragua and Cuba: Arts and Social Change(2015)
Dawn Schmidt
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Student: Ann Schmidt
Nicaragua and Cuba: Arts and Social Change(2015)
Mary Ticknor
Easthampton, Massachusetts
Student: Calvin Ticknor-Swanson
Nicaragua and Cuba: Arts and Social Change(2015)
Donna Lawrence
Student: Nicholas Lawrence
Peru: Ancient and Contemporary Cultures(2015)
Michael Shelton
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Student: Deja Shelton
Peru: Ancient and Contemporary Cultures(2015)
Dominique Lamaute
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Student: Reginald Lamaute
South Africa: Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics, and Human Rights (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Evguenia Madisson
Ottawa, Ontario K4A 0V8, Canada
Student: Isabella Orozco-Madison
South Africa: Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics, and Human Rights (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Terry Michell
Browning, Montana
Student: Keshawna Yazzie
South Africa: Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics, and Human Rights (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Segundo Montanero
New York, New York
Student: Teresa Montanero
South Africa: Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics, and Human Rights (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Suzanne Newman
Student: Alexander Newman
South Africa: Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics, and Human Rights (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Bala Ravishanker
Student: Akansha Ravishanker
South Africa: Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics, and Human Rights (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Uma Ravishanker
San Jose, California
Student: Akansha Ravishanker
South Africa: Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics, and Human Rights (Leadership Institute)(2015)
Omobolanle Fenny
Student: Tamunoboma Ene-Korubo
South Africa: Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics, and Human Rights (Leadership Institute)(2016)
Enefaa Fenny
Irondale, Alabama
Student: Tamunoboma Ene-Korubo
South Africa: Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics, and Human Rights (Leadership Institute)(2016)
Kristin Shoemaker
Student: Olivia Shoemaker
South Africa: Youth Leadership in Peace, Politics, and Human Rights (Leadership Institute)(2016)
Monique Adorno-Jimenez
Berkeley, California
Student: Jovanni Jimenez-Adorno
Spain: Contemporary and Historic Cultural Diversity(2015)
Lisa Igoni
Collierville, Tennessee
Student: Joseph Igoni
Spain: Contemporary and Historic Cultural Diversity(2015)
julie brieschke
Bloomington, Minnesota
Student: Millyn Brieschke Robertso
Spain: Contemporary and Historic Cultural Diversity(2015)
Geraldine Carr
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Student: William Josephs
Spain: Language and Cultural Traditions(2015)
Sarah Deutsch
Durham, North Carolina
Student: Isaac Huston
Spain: Language and Cultural Traditions(2015)
Shakil Grisham-Finch
Student: Kiara Pettiway
Spain: Language and Cultural Traditions(2015)
Liz Miranker
Guilford, Connecticut
Student: Abigail Miranker
Spain: Language and Cultural Traditions(2015)
Venus Tirado
Student: Michael Hernandez
Spain: Language and Cultural Traditions(2015)
Vanessa Hawkins
Houston, Texas
Student: Ajibola Bodunrin
Spain: Regional Cultures(2015)
Ramon Melo
Student: Zachary Melo
Spain: Regional Cultures(2015)
Julie Alexandrin
Gorham, Maine
Student: Elsa Alexandrin
Tanzania: Coastal and Maasai Cultures(2016)
Melissa Miller
Jacksonville, Florida
Student: Ciara Miller
Tanzania: Coastal and Maasai Cultures(2016)
Carolyn Alford
Atlanta, Georgia
Student: Henry St. George Alford
Tanzania: Wildlife, Ecology, and Culture(2016)
Stephen Kesselman
Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Student: Ross Kesselman
Thailand: Buddhist Traditions and Contemporary Culture(2015)
Bogumila Lebiedzinski
Student: Piotr Lebiedzinski
Thailand: Buddhist Traditions and Contemporary Culture(2015)
Khadijah Muhammad
East Orange, New Jersey
Student: Aqueelah Muhammad
Thailand: Buddhist Traditions and Contemporary Culture(2015)
Cedella Pandy
Student: Tawab Herbert
Thailand: Buddhist Traditions and Contemporary Culture(2015)
Alison Schecter
Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Student: Ross Kesselman
Thailand: Buddhist Traditions and Contemporary Culture(2015)
Brenda Campbell
South Hamilton, Massachusetts
Student: Lindsay Campbell
Vietnam: Ecology and Conservation(2015)
Kimberley Downer
Bronx, New York
Student: Kiyiana Downer
Vietnam: Ecology and Conservation(2015)
Jacqueline Hart
Brooklyn, New York
Student: Evan Hart
Vietnam: Ecology and Conservation(2015)