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Thursday: Internships, Service-Learning & Research


The Study Abroad Office is excited to offer the following virtual sessions for students & families to learn more about the study abroad opportunities at Gonzaga.
 

Theme: Internships, Service Learning & Research Abroad

Sessions include the benefits of having a study abroad experience, programs that feature internships, research, or service learning and a panel featuring Zag Alumni sharing about how study abroad at GU has impacted them after graduation.

12:00 PM
Sessions include:
4:00 PM
Sessions include:
6:00 PM
Professional &
Post Graduation Panel
Join Zag alumni who studied abroad or lived abroad! Panelists will share where they are at now, how study abroad and international experiences impacted their career path, and benefits they've received along the way.

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Panelists
Chance Wilcox Chance Wilcox graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's of Arts and Sciences in International Relations and Environmental Studies with a minor in Spanish language. While researching career options, Chance found himself drawn to international post-graduate service and ultimately was accepted to the US Peace Corps in Paraguay as an Environmental Conservation and Education volunteer. He spent four and a half years in Paraguay on the lands of the Tupi-Guarani people, first working with a rural community on the edge of the San Rafael Reserve and then extending his service to work with local and regional environmental non-profits in the capital city of Asuncion. He is grateful to the Paraguayan people for allowing him to call their country his home. Currently, Chance is the Alaska Regional Officer for Pride Foundation, working to ensure that Alaska is an equitable place for all who live here. 
Abbie Altamirano Hello, I am Abbie Altamirano. I graduated from Gonzaga in 2018 with a major in Sociology and minors in Women & Gender Studies and Criminal Justice. I studied abroad in Florence, Italy the second semester of my sophomore year, Spring 2016. I recently graduated with a Masters in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington. I have always had a passion to serve people from all communities and nationalities and continue to seek work in these avenues. Currently, I am back in my hometown Fresno, CA where I am helping my family and work as a Zoom helper/tutor to my family and local families with children in school during this time. Studying abroad was one of my favorite memories from college and the things I learned on that journey continue to help me today. 
Katie Kelleher Katie Kelleher is a recent GU grad who studied Accounting and Information Systems with a minor in Spanish. She had the time of her life while studying abroad in New Zealand (University of Auckland) and Spain (SLU-Madrid) for two different semesters. Now she works as a Financial Analyst at the Allen Institute in Seattle where she supports scientists who are uncovering some of the biggest mysteries in bioscience.
Mason Matteoni Hello! I am Mason Matteoni, and I graduated this past May with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Physics. I was fortunate to join Gonzaga in Florence in Spring 2018, which brought me some of my most memorable experiences. I currently live in Seattle and work for Belcan and Boeing as a Design Engineer. If I’m not working or cooking dinner, you can find me outside in one of the three surrounding National Parks hiking or backpacking! 
Maria Farrier Maria majored in International Relations & French while at GU, with a minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate. She studied abroad at Gonzaga in Paris during the Spring 2015 term, and worked for TAPIF (Teaching Assistant Program in France) after graduation from September 2017 to May 2018. For the past two years, Maria has worked at two non-profit organizations that serve the refugee population in the Denver, CO area. Currently, she works at the African Community Center of Denver, a refugee resettlement agency, as the Community Engagement Coordinator. 
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