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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:

MinAh Kim 김민아 ’22

MinAh (pronounced as “Me Na”) (she/her/hers) is a Senior majoring in Philosophy. She was born and raised in Seoul, Republic of Korea, until she decided to study abroad at Bates College for her undergraduate degree. While attending Bates, She studied abroad in the University of Ghana, in Accra, Ghana, for a semester and interned in Tokyo, Japan, for three months. Her interest in global education springs from her introspection on the international student identity and the experiences navigating various cultures around the world through language learning. 

Her native language is Korean, while she is fluent in English, can converse in Japanese, and understand Chinese and French.

Office Hours: Mondays, 12pm – 1pm in the Center for Global Education

Noah Pott ’22

Noah (he/him/his) is a Senior with a double major in Theater and Music. He was born in Philadelphia, and grew up in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. With many extended family members living in Germany, he has spent a significant amount of time studying, living, and visiting family abroad. During his time at Bates, Noah spent a Short Term off campus term in Budapest, Hungry, and studied abroad with DIS Copenhagen in Denmark during the spring of his junior year. He also spent the fall semester of his junior year away at the National Theater Institute in Connecticut. Noah’s passion for global and cross-cultural education comes from an interest in learning and being immersed in new languages, cultures, and traditions (especially food-related!), and identities.

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm in the Fireplace Lounge

Sarah Mehrberg ’22

Sarah (she/her/hers) is a senior majoring in Sociology with a minor in Mandarin. She was born and raised in San Diego, California. She has studied abroad multiple times while at Bates, including a short-term abroad in China, a semester abroad in Denmark, and a summer abroad in South Korea. Her interest in global education stems from the experiences she has had abroad where she has immersed herself in different cultures and languages.

Office Hours: Mondays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm in the OIE

Aisatou Barry ’24

Aisatou (she/her/hers) is a Sophomore planning to major in Sociology with a minor in Dance. She grew up in Harlem, New York, after being born in Conakry, Guinea. She traveled to South Korea and South Africa with other students from her school in high school, staying with host families and working closely with local communities. She has not yet studied abroad with Bates, but she is keen to do so. Aisatou is interested in global education because she enjoys learning about new cultures and languages, which stems from her travels through different cultures, where she met new people and learned their stories.

Office Hours: Fridays, 2:30pm – 3:30pm in the OIE

Larry Cruz ’22

Larry (he/him) is a senior majoring in Politics with a Russian minor. He was born in Dallas and grew up in Texas. He is returning from a semester abroad in Switzerland where he lived with a host family, commuted to class, and studied topics on international relations. He also visited several countries in Europe and got exposure to different languages, cultural norms, foods, and ways of living. Larry’s interests in global education include learning about different perspectives, putting one’s self in the shoes of others, learning new languages, and seeing the differences in daily life across the world.
He is fluent in Spanish and English and can speak conversational French and Russian.

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, Global Education Coordinator & SEVIS PDSO

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

Contact me for: 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.