At Marist, the "abroad" experience does not necessarily end upon completion of the overseas program. For alumni of Marist's international programs, ongoing engagement with international and intercultural perspectives takes many forms. For some study abroad alumni, this takes the form of formally working for Marist Abroad upon completion of an abroad experience. For a still greater number of students, it takes the form of volunteering as a study abroad ambassador.

Are youa Marist Abroad alum interested in working or volunteering with the international programs office at Marist? Drop us a line at and find out how you can get involved.

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For general information or questions about programs:

For student-life related questions about programs: contact students listed below. 

If you are interested in a program that is not represented by a Student Assistant or Ambassador, let us know - we will find a student who can speak with you.

Mission Statement

Marist Abroad promotes international engagement and academic, personal, and professional development through rigorous, reflective study abroad, overseas internships, and international campus programming.


Marist Abroad Student Assistants and Ambassadors: 2013-2014

Jennifer Guzzardi, '14

Major: Criminal Justice
Deakin University - Fall '12
  Jennifer studied abroad in Geelong, Australia during her junior year and joined the Marist Abroad team soon after.  She hopes to pursue her Master's Degree in Public Administration after Graduation. Jennifer has dual citizenship to the United States and Italy.  She takes every opportunity to travel the globe and (so far) has been to six of the seven continents. Jen  
Kathryn Herbert, '14
Major: English
Freshman Florence Experience - '10-'11
U. of St. Andrews, Scotland - Spring '13
  Kathryn began working with Marist Abroad during her freshman year abroad in Florence, and has remained with the office ever since.  She also studied at St. Andrews, Scotland during her junior year.  Kathryn is an English writing student with a minor in photography.  She speaks Spanish and Italian, and plans to take German and Arabic before graduating. Kat  

Kendra McKechnie, '14


Major: Adolescent Ed., French

SIT: Senegal - Fall '11
AUCP: Marseille - Fall '12

Kendra joined Marist Abroad after her semester in Senegal as a sophomore and has been with Marist Abroad since. She has also completed a second semester abroad in Marseille with an on-site study in Morocco. Kendra speaks French, and plays Frisbee at Marist.

Kendra in Morocco  
Claire Mooney, '14
Major: Political Science
Short-Term: Ghana - Fall '12
Hansard Scholars Programme - Fall '12
   Claire is a Political Science major with a minor in French and a passion for issues of civil and human rights around the world. Her first time outside of the United States was a Marist short term program to Ghana. She then interned in the House of Lords in London for a semester through the Hansard Programme and has been with Marist Abroad since her return. Claire in Ghana  
Dillon Orr, '13
Major: Communication
Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici: Florence - Fall '10
   Dillon joined the Marist Abroad team after studying abroad in Florence, Italy in the fall of his junior year. Having spent the semester traveling through Italy, France, England, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, he developed an enhanced worldview and new appreciation of culture Dillon  
Lauren Wennell, '14
Major: Fashion Merchandising
Short-Term: Paris Fashion, '12
FIE: London - Fall '12
  Lauren spent a semester studying in London, England her junior year, and joined the Marist Abroad team soon after. Before the semester program, she spent a winter intersession in Paris, France her sophomore year. Although she's a senior, she's looking forward to incorporating her love of travel and adventure in post-grad life. Lauren in London