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Global Ambassadors:

The Bates College Global Ambassadors are a team of Bates students who work on programs, events, peer-advising, marketing, and more in collaboration with the Center for Global Education. These students are leaders in thinking about how Bates connects to the world and how the world can connect to Bates. The Global Ambassadors are:

Khushi Choudhary ’23

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Khushi is a senior double majoring in Religious Studies and Art History. She was born and raised in Kolkata, India, up until the age of eighteen, when she decided to pursue undergraduate studies in the United States. Since then, Khushi has also lived in Rome, Italy (on a semester abroad) and Berlin, Germany (on a summer research fellowship). She strongly advocates for intercultural exchange as a source of self-reflection as well as community-building, which she hopes to articulate through programs for the Center for Global Education this year. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Bengali, and speaks some Italian and German. 

Imti Hassan ’23

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Hello beautiful people! My name is Imti Hassan, I am a part of the wonderful class of 2023. I currently am a double major in History and Politics and have a minor in Asian Studies. This past year I studied in Seoul, South Korea and I absolutely love traveling! Some of my hobbies include photography, reading, and eating! I look forward to bringing cool events and being here as a friend for all of you.

Nathan Huynh ’23

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Hi everyone! My name is Nathan Huynh and I am a rising senior. My major is environmental studies and my minor is rhetoric/film/screen studies. I’m from San Diego, California and outside of Bates, I’ve studied in Ecuador, Spain, and South Africa looking at food systems! I’m looking forward to meeting new people and (hopefully) getting them excited about global education!

Crystal Li ’23

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Hi everyone! My name is Crystal Li from China and I’m a senior. I major in Psychology with a concentration of 2D and 3D design. I’ve spent my junior year at Oxford University (Mansfield College), in the UK studying Psychology and gained a lot from the abroad experience. I’m really excited to meet everyone and looking forward to creating a wonderful year together!

Ryan Weitzel ’23

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Ryan is a senior majoring in politics with a minor in theater. He was born and raised in Needham, Massachusetts. He spent the fall of his junior year studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark with DIS. He then spent the spring of that same year at Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel. His interest in global education comes from his lifelong commitment to trying new things, interacting with new cultures, and meeting as many new people as possible. During his year abroad, he developed a strong desire to promote global education at Bates and help his fellow students have their own fulfilling, eye-opening off-campus experiences.

Contact the Center for Global Education staff:

globaleducation@bates.edu | 207-786-6223 | 124 Roger Williams Hall

Darren R. Gallant, Associate Dean & Director

  • dgallant@bates.edu
  • 207-786-6223

Contact me for: semester and year study abroad/off-campus study advising; study abroad scholarship advising; assistance with visa/immigration processes; faculty developing a FSA or off-campus short term course; global education programming; SEVIS DSO

James L. Reese, Associate Dean for International Student Programs

  • jreese@bates.edu
  • 207-786-6223

Contact me for: campus arrival/departure planning; international circle programming and orientation; international student support and advising

Shelley M. Palmer, Assistant Director of Global Education Services (SEVIS PDSO)

  • spalmer@bates.edu
  • 207-786-6223

Contact me for: general questions about study abroad or international student life; immigration and SEVIS related inquiries; CPT and OPT; STEM OPT extension;

Jennifer R. Hyde, Global Education Advisor

  • jhyde@bates.edu
  • 207-786-6223

Contact me for: off-campus study / study abroad semester or year advising; summer study abroad advising; study abroad scholarship advising; all things study abroad; SEVIS DSO

All program and university representatives who wish to discuss their off-campus study programs should contact the Center for Global Education prior to contacting Bates students or faculty.