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Meet the SAPAs!

Shannon Donaghy

Semester at Sea

Program: Semester at Sea (SAS)
Major: English, Public and Professional Writing Minor
Email: donaghys1@montclair.edu

Everyone should get a chance to study abroad. No matter where you go, experiencing a different culture is life changing.
                                                                                   Shannon Donaghy

Angelika Sieruta

Program: ISA Salamanca, Spain: Health & Medical Sciences
Host School: University of Salamanca
Major: Biology
Email: sierutaa1@montclair.edu

Angelika Sieruta SAPA 2020
Many college students tend to live in their own little bubble when it comes to experiencing something new for the first time. Being able to learn new languages, cultures outside of the bubble is something that everyone should experience at least once.
                                                                                         Angelika Sieruta

Michaelah Reynolds

Host School: University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Major: Television and Digital Media
Email: reynoldsm12@montclair.edu

Michaelah Reynolds SAPA 2020
I had the most amazing time away. I learned so much about myself and what I want in life and now I know one day I want Australia to become my home.
                                                                                        Michaelah Reynolds

Kelly Garretson

Host School: Nebrija University, Spain
Major: Economics
Email: garretsonk2@montclair.edu

Kelly Garretson SAPA 2020
Studying abroad led to personal growth, language development and lifelong friendships that all exceeded my expectations for studying abroad.
                                                                                   Kelly Garretson

Alex Visser

Program: CCIS: London, England
Host School: Kingston University
Major: Political Science
Email: vissera1@mail.montclair.edu

Alex Visser SAPA 2020
Studying abroad isn’t about finding new places; it’s a life path of taking a different approach from living in your own comfort zone.
                                                                                      Alex Visser

Cara Rosner

Host School: Temple University, Japan
Major: Linguistics, Japanese minor, Asian Studies minor
Email: rosnerc2@mail.montclair.edu

Cara Rosner SAPA 2020
I had one of the best experiences on my study abroad trip and I want that for as many people as possible. It was a dream I managed to fulfill and now I want to help others have an unforgettable time.
                                                                                     Cara Rosner

Christine Mitchell

Program: ISA Barcelona, Spain: International Studies, Business & Culture
Host School: Universidad de Autónoma
Major: Business Administration
Email: mitchellc6@mail.montclair.edu

Christine Mitchell SAPA 2020
Studying abroad had been something I talked about for years, even before entering college. It was a chance to grow, mature and indulge in other parts of the world, making me a well-rounded person.
                                                                                  Christine Mitchell

Savannah Beyer

Italy

Studied in: Perugia, Italy
Program: Faculty Led – Montclair 2018 Summer Session
Host School: Montclair State University
Major: Communications and Media Arts
Email: beyers2@montclair.edu

Savannah Beyer
I can’t thank Montclair State enough for this opportunity. Studying abroad was everything I hoped for and more. I just hope everyone has the chance to do it as well.
                                                                                       Savannah Beyer

Mary Hubbard

Italy

Program: ISA: Florence, Italy
Host School: Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality
Major: Linguistics
Email: hubbardm2@montclair.edu

Mary Hubbard
Studying abroad is not something that can be described, but only experienced. And the greatest experience, it was.
                                                                                           Mary Hubbard

Melanie Ruddock

Italy

Studied in: Perugia, Italy
Program: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program – Summer 2018
Host School:  Montclair State University
Major: Television Production
Email: ruddockm1@montclair.edu

Melanie Ruddock
Studying abroad was the best decision I ever made.Sometimes I wish I could go back in time just to relive the experience all over again. If you have the opportunity to go abroad, please just do it. I promise you will not regret it.
                                                                                           Melanie Ruddock

Jamie Colavita

Costa Rica

Studied in: Heredia, Costa Rica
Program: ISA: Spanish Language, Latin American Studies & Courses with Locals – (Fall 2018)
Host School:  Universidad Latina
Major: Spanish
Email: colavitaj1@montclair.edu

Jamie Colavita
Studying abroad provided me with endless opportunities from expanding my cultural boundaries to personal development.  To maximize your experience here at MSU, immerse yourself into a new part of the world and you’ll come back with memories to share and lifelong friendships.
                                                                                                Jamie Colavita

Trish Mortlock

Program: ISA; Christchurch, New Zealand
Host School: University of Canterbury
Major: Psychology, Philosphy Minor
Email: mortlockt1@montclair.edu

Trish Mortlock- SAPA
Studying abroad truly changed my life for the better. I cannot thank Montclair State University enough for helping make my dreams come true.
                                                                                                Trish Mortlock

Jessica Mulligan

Studied in: Queensland, Australia
Program: University of the Sunshine Coast
Major: Justice Studies, Sociology Minor
Email: mulliganj2@montclair.edu

Jessica Mulligan- SAPA
Studying abroad was the experience of a lifetime. I wish I could go back everyday and relive my experiences traveling with the great friends I met while I was abroad.
                                                                                                Jessica Mulligan

Hanadi Vargas

Studied in: Yongin, South Korea
Program: Dankook University, South Korea
Major: Political Science, Public Administration Minor, Paralegal Studies Minor
Email: vargash3@mail.montclair.edu

Hanadi Vargas- SAPA
Studying Abroad taught me to be strong, curious and adventurous. This is an experience that will be stuck in your head forever.
                                                                                                Hanadi Vargas

Matt Baldini

Program: CEA: Prague, Czech Republic
Major: Business Administration
Email: baldinim1@montclair.edu

Matt Baldini - SAPA
I want to inspire and help students to make their goal of studying abroad a reality, because it’s not about what the student misses out on by not studying abroad, it’s what they gain from the overall experience.
                                                                                                Matt Baldini