Student Ambassador Blog

These student ambassador blogs will take readers behind the scenes into the everyday life of Washington Semester Program participants.

Spring 2019 Ambassadors

Washington Semester Ambassador Shahamat Uddin at the Human Rights Campaign

Shahamat UddinAmerican Politics

Shahamat Uddin is a student ambassador from Tulane University interning at the Human Rights Campaign.

Shahamat's Blog

Washington Semester Ambassador Sarah Coker at WOLA

Sarah Coker
Foreign Policy

Sarah Coker is a student ambassador from Skidmore College interning at the Washington Office on Latin America.

Sarah's Blog

Washington Semester Ambassador Emily Long

Emily longJournalism & New Media

Emily Long is a student ambassador from Lasell College interning at Representative John Katko's office on Capitol Hill.

Emily's Blog

Washington Semester Program ambassador Madison Parker

Madison ParkerPublic Health Policy

Madison Parker is a student ambassador from Clemson University interning at Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman's office on Capitol Hill.

Madison's Blog

Hyeseung at the International Trade Center

HyEseung JinGlobal Economics & Business

Hyeseung Jin is a student ambassador from Incheon National University interning at Jacobs, Cordova & Associates.

HyEseung's Blog

Washington Semester Program ambassador Francesca Nevil

Francesca NevilInternational law & organizations

Francesca Nevil is a student ambassador from Gonzaga University interning at International Justice Mission.

Francesca's Blog

Antonia at CFLS in Washington, DC

Antonia adelakunJustice & Law

Antonia Adelakun is a student ambassador from Rider University interning at Community Family Life Services.

Antonia's Blog

Andy Burnstein at the National Gallery of Art

Andy BurnsteinAmerican Politics

Andy Burnstein is a student ambassador from Whitman College interning at Representative Suzan DelBene's office on Capitol Hill.

Andy's Blog

Fall 2018 Ambassadors

Washington Semester Ambassador Jessica Hollan

Jessica HOllanJustice & law

Jessica Hollan is a student ambassador from Tiffin University interning at The Law offices of Darrell Robinson.

Jessica's Blog

Washington Semester Ambassador Ethan Johnson

ETHAN Johnsonforeign policy

Ethan Johnson is a student ambassador from Beloit College interning with Congressman Mike Gallagher.

Ethan's Blog

Washington Semester Ambassador Mirela Spasova

Mirela spasovaGlobal economics & Business
Journalism & New Media

Mirela Spasova is a student ambassador from Ludwig-Maximilian University in Germany interning at 1776.

Mirela's Blog

Washington Semester Ambassador Mahalet Tadesse

mahalet tadessejustice & law

Mahalet Tadesse is a student ambassador from the University of Oslo in Norway interning at SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc.

Mahalet's Blog

Washington Semester Ambassador Olivia Muro

Olivia muroamerican Politics
International Law & organizations

Olivia Muro is a student ambassador from Bowdoin College interning at the Embassy of Spain.

Olivia'S Blog

Washington Semester Ambassador Verena Achterberg

verena achterbergSustainable development
International law & organizations

Verena Achterberg is a student ambassador from the University of Augsburg in Germany interning at Bread for the World.

Verena's Blog

Washington Semester Ambassador Alexis Singh

alexis singhInternational Law & Organizations
Justice & Law

Alexis Singh is a student ambassador from Stetson University interning at the Center for Security Policy.

Alexis' Blog

Alyssa Clune, student ambassador in the Washington Semester program

alyssa cluneamerican politics
Justice & law

Alyssa Clune is a student ambassador from Tulane University interning at the Office of Congresswoman Gwen Moore.

Alyssa'S Blog

Spring 2018 Ambassadors

Washington Semester Ambassador Ingrid Skrede

Ingrid Skrede American Politics

Ingrid Skrede is a student ambassador interning at Running Start.

Ingrid's Blog

Washington Semester Ambassador Lisa Surraco

Lisa Surraco American Politics

Lisa Surraco is a student ambassador interning at the Capitol Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition.

Lisa's Blog

Washington Semester Ambassador Katherine Spicer

Katherine Spicer Sustainable Development

Katherine Spicer is a student ambassador interning at the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF).

Katherine's Blog

Washington Semester Program Student Ambassador for Journalism & New Media Rachel Dennis

Rachel Dennis Journalism and New Media

Rachel Dennis is a student ambassador interning at Voice of America.

Rachel's Blog

Washington Semester Program student ambassador Bita Kavoosi at her internship site in Washington DC

Bita Kavoosi International Law and Organizations

Bita Kavoosi is a student ambassador interning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Washington Office.

Bita's Blog
Washington Semester Ambassador Wes Nichols

Wes Nichols Global Economics and Business

Wes Nichols is a student ambassador interning at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.

Wes' Blog

Washington Semester Program student ambassador Stephan Stavrou

Stephen Stavrou Global Economics and Business

Stephen Stavrou is a student ambassador interning at the National Academy of Public Administration.

Stephen's Blog

Washington Semester Program Foreign Policy student Molly Quillin at the American Foreign Service Association

Molly Quillin Foreign Policy

Molly Quillin is a student ambassador interning at the American Foreign Service Association.

Molly's Blog

Fall 2017 Ambassadors

Noelle Johnson

Noelle Johnson Foreign Policy

Noelle Johnson is a student ambassador who interned at the United States Coast Guard.

Noelle's Blog

Jiyoun Yoo

Jiyoun Yoo American Politics

Jiyoun Yoo studied abroad at Washington Semester Program through the Study Abroad Foundation (SAF). She interned at the National Endowment for Democracy.

Jiyoun's Blog

Paige Brigham

Paige Brigham American Politics

Page Brigham is a student from Erie, Pennsylvania who interned at The Normandy Group.

Paige's Blog

Maggie Gates

Maggie Gates Sustainable Development

Maggie Gates is a student from Spokane, Washington in interned at the National Foundation for Women Legislators.

Maggie's Blog

Washngton Semester student ambassador Mackenzie Chakara

Mackenzie Chakara Justice and Law

Mackenzie Chakara is a student from Texas who interned at the Center for American Progress.

Mackenzie's Blog

Julian Krentscher

Julian C. Krentscher Journalism and New Media

Julian Krentscher is an international student from Germany who interned at Voice of America.

Julian's Blog

Justin Vetterl with American flag

Justin Vetterl Foreign Policy

Justin Vetterl is a student ambassador who interned at The Truman National Security Project.

Justin's Blog

Washington Semester Ambassador Mihretabe Gizaw

Mihretabe Gizaw Global Economics and Business

Mihretabe Gizaw is a student ambassador who interned at The Truman National Security Project.

Mihretabe's Blog

Fall 2019 Ambassadors

Washington Semester Ambassador Deana DiBenedetto

Deana dibenedettoJustice & law

Deana is a student ambassador from St. Michael's College interning at the American Bar Association.

Deana's Blog

Washington Semester Katrin Stoetter with friends at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Katrin Stoetter
Global Economics & Business

Katrin is a student ambassador from Augsburg University in Germany. She is interning at the National Academy of Public Administration.

Katrin's Blog

Washington Semester ambassador Kimberly Dong with her friends at Tenleytown Metro

Kimberly Dong
American Politics

Kimberly is a student ambassador from Santa Clara University interning at Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo's Office.

Kimberly's Blog

Washington Semester ambassador Jaylun Hutchison

Jaylun Hutchison
Journalism & New Media

Jaylun is a student ambassador from Gonzaga University interning at Voice of America.

Jaylun's Blog

Washington Semester ambassador Reece Downey

Reece Downey
Foreign Policy

Reece is a student ambassador from Grinnell College interning at the Human Rights Campaign.

Reece's Blog

Washington Semester ambassador Zaliah Finegan

Zaliah Finegan
American Politics

Zaliah is a student ambassador from Austin College interning at California Senator Dianne Feinstein's Office.

Zaliah's Blog

Washington Semester Ambassador Josue Simon Garcia

Josue Simon Garcia
Sustainable Development

Josue is a student ambassador from Brandeis University.

Josue's Blog

Washington Semester ambassador Lorraine Wong

Ka Ue (Lorraine) Wong
Justice & Law

Lorraine is a student ambassador from Westminster College interning at Americans for a Free Syria.

Lorraine's Blog