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Amazing Students

Senior Marlee Waxelbaum has made her way around UGA. She was first introduced to the university as a high school student participating in the Model United Nations Conference. Accepted as a Foundation Fellow, she decided to study international affairs and…

Senior Katie Flanigan thought she had her college career planned. She has always been interested in communications and knew the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication had a great reputation. With the HOPE scholarship, UGA seemed like a deal…

Kelsey Anne Jones has found a wide array of enriching opportunities at UGA that allow her to pursue diverse interests from public policy to community service to international travel. A fourth year Foundation Fellow, she is pursuing joint Bachelor’s and…

Senior Honors student Lucas Llanso Puente has a bright future. He has published research about American trade with Nicaragua, and he has worked as an intern at the U.S. embassy in Nicaragua. He is on UGA’s model United Nations team…

Senior Arthur Tripp plans a future in government. He was part of UGA’s inaugural class in the Washington Semester program, and he was a student representative to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents responsible for advising them on…

A native of Lake Mary, Fla, Ashley plans to graduate in spring 2011 with a double major in International Affairs and History. Active in UGA’s Honors Program, Ashley has gained valuable academic experience traveling the world as well as participating…

With sights set on on a career in diplomacy and national/international security, Honors student Jenna Ziesenhene realizes the value of experience. The UGA Washington Semester Program allowed her to serve as an intern in the White House in spring 2010,…

When she was three years old, Yasmin Yonis and her family came to Atlanta as refugees from the civil war in Somalia. This experience has shaped her life in such a way that she plans to take all the experiences…

The experiences graduate student William Rooks has had on campus, in the nation’s capital and in China are preparing him for tomorrow’s increasingly connected and globalized world. His goal is to attend law school so that he can serve as…

We’re all aware of such phrases from the news media as “weapons of mass destruction”, “peace in the middle east” and “nuclear proliferation.” But Matt Chambers has dedicated his educational endeavors to understanding their current implications on today’s society and…

Katherine Cherry lives, on a daily basis, by the motto that “creative risk is necessary for groundbreaking achievement.”

A passion for Chinese relations and international diplomacy sent Logan Krusac on a one-year UGA study abroad program that was life-changing for this senior from Smyrna.  Logan credits numerous programs for his ultimate collegiate experience, including the Honors program, Foundation…

Chad Peltier may hail from Cumming, Ga., but he’s really a world traveler. Thanks to the opportunities provided through his major in international affairs and his involvement in UGA’s CURO program, this senior has been to China, Mongolia and Russia.…

Music and a major in international affairs have taken David Okun to surprising places around the world—from singing Gregorio Allegri’s Miserere in the Sistine Chapel in Italy to scrambling to the top of a waterfall in Costa Rica.

Bryn Murphy has a passion for the great outdoors. The Suwanee native, who has participated in study abroad programs in Botswana, Peru and Indonesia, will graduate in spring, 2012 with triple degrees in International Affairs, Spanish and Environmental Studies.

When she graduates this fall, Elizabeth Allan will have traveled to six different continents thanks to various UGA study abroad programs. But that’s not her only accomplishment. She will also have three degrees—in Arabic, economics and international affairs and international…