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Global Mountain Hawks are internationally focused peer mentors, serving as points of contact for Lehigh students preparing to study abroad and for incoming international exchange students who are new to Lehigh.

Their firsthand global experiences make them a great support resource. Contact them for guidance on your international journey!

Global Mountain Hawks

Cynthia Gatua

Cynthia Gatua

Study abroad experience: Iacocca Internship: Hong Kong (Summer 2018)

Major: Accounting

Ask me about: First generation experience, professional development abroad

Favorite food abroad: Tim Ho Wan's Baked BBQ Pork Buns

cwg220@lehigh.edu
Courtney Giardina

Courtney Giardina

Study Abroad Experience: Global Citizenship Peru (Winter 2017), Lehigh in Costa Rica (Summer 2018), DIS Copenhagen (Spring 2019)

Major: Earth and Environmental Science

Ask me about: Cultural adjustment, maximizing a homestay experience, keeping in contact with family at home

Favorite food abroad: Homemade potato leek soup, instructed by a Danish friend

cag220@lehigh.edu
Gregory Girolamo

Gregory Girolamo

Study abroad experience: IES Barcelona, Spain (Spring 2019)

Major: Finance

Ask me about: First generation experience, financial aid, professional development abroad

Favorite food abroad: Home made seafood paella in Barcelona, Spain

greggolf9@gmail.com
Jack Goodman

Jack Goodman

Study abroad experience: Iacocca Internship Barcelona (Summer 2018); CIEE Lima, Peru (Spring 2019)

Major: Joint International Relations / Modern Languages

Ask me about: Language learning

Favorite food abroad: Chifa - Peruvian Chinese Food

jbg220@lehigh.edu
Stephanie Huynh

Stephanie Huynh

Study abroad experience: TEAN Chiang Mai, Thailand (Spring 2019)

Major: International relations

Ask me about: First generation experience, financial aid, language learning

Favorite food abroad: Pumpkin curry!

sth220@lehigh.edu

Michael Karasik

Study abroad experience: IES Barcelona, Spain (Spring 2019)

Major: Political Science

Favorite food abroad: Chicken Paella

mik220@lehigh.edu
Julia Krisak

Julia Krisak

Study abroad experience: SAI / John Cabot University, Rome, Italy (Spring 2019)

Major: Marketing

Ask me about: First generation experience, cultural adjustment, language learning

Favorite food abroad: Gnocchi alla Sorentina at Pimm's Good in Rome, Italy

Instagram: @juliakrisak

jmk516@lehigh.edu
Carolyn Lovvoll

Carolyn Lovvoll

Study abroad experience: CIEE Seville, Spain (Spring 2019)

Major: Marketing

Ask me about: Maximizing a homestay experience, professional development abroad, language learning, international student experience

Favorite food abroad: Homemade paella with chicken

Instagram: @carolynlovvoll

cjl720@lehigh.edu
Bela Madrigal

Bela Madrigal

Study abroad experience: CIEE Communication, New Media and Journalism, Seville, Spain (Fall 2018)

Major: IDEAS

Ask me about: Language learning, financial aid, Gilman Scholarship, research abroad

Favorite food abroad: Home cooked chicken kebabs in Chefchaouen, Morocco

aim220@lehigh.edu
Isabelle Marshall

Isabelle Marshall

Study abroad experience: Syracuse University Strasbourg, France (Spring 2019)

Major: Joint International Relations / Economics

Ask me about: Financial aid, maximizing a homestay experience, professional development abroad, language learning

Favorite food abroad: “La choucroute” made by my host mother

igm220@lehigh.edu
Marilyn Nguyen

Marilyn Nguyen

Study abroad experience: SummerSERVE Antigua (Summer 2017), Global Citizenship  Peru (Winter ‘17-’18), Iacocca Internship Uganda (Summer 2018), CIEE Shanghai, China (Spring 2019)

Major: Joint International Relations / Economics

Ask me about: First generation experience, financial aid, maximizing a homestay experience, language learning

Favorite food abroad: A “food exchange” meal with my Chinese host family, where we both cooked meals in each other’s cuisine

mtn220@lehigh.edu
Ellie Pinchbeck

Ellie Pinchbeck

Study abroad experience: Iacocca Internship Uganda (Summer 2017), CIEE Open Campus in Copenhagen, Denmark and Berlin, Germany (Spring 2019)

Major: Psychology

Ask me about: Professional development abroad, international student experience, personal development abroad, cross-cultural awareness, facing adversity

Favorite food abroad: Döner kebabs are by far a must-eat street food in Berlin!

egp220@lehigh.edu
Sophie Rizzo

Sophie Rizzo

Study abroad experience: University of Otago, New Zealand (Spring 2019)

Major: Biochemistry

Ask me about: Direct-enroll student experience

Favorite food abroad: Any Asian food, but the ice cream shop at the end of my street was an absolute staple.

smr220@lehigh.edu
Madeline Rosenthal

Madeline Rosenthal

Study abroad experience: DIS in Copenhagen, Denmark (Spring 2019)

Major: Accounting

Ask me about: Cultural adjustment

Favorite food abroad: Apple Strudel in Salzburg, Austria was absolutely incredible.

msr220@lehigh.edu
Morgan Schurr

Morgan Schurr

Study abroad experience: IES Milan (Spring 2019)

Major: Supply Chain Management

Ask me about: Apartment living, language learning, traveling while abroad

Favorite food abroad: Rigatoni with Burrata at Miscusi Milano

mes220@lehigh.edu
Ryann Unger

Ryann Unger

Study abroad experience: Lehigh in Belgium (Summer 2018), Tel Aviv University (Spring 2019)

Major: Marketing

Ask me about: Cultural integration in an unfamiliar place

Favorite food abroad: Shakshuka!

rau220@lehigh.edu
Andy Wu

Andy Wu

Study abroad experience: SummerSERVE Antigua (Summer 2018), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Spring 2019)

Majors: Finance and Business Information Systems

Ask me about: First generation experience, financial aid, Gilman Scholarship, professional development abroad, overcoming language barriers

Favorite food abroad: Portuguese Codfish with Cream in Macau

anw220@lehigh.edu
Victor Yegon

Victor Yegon

Study abroad experience: Lehigh in Ghana (Summer 2018), Lehigh in Costa Rica (Winter ‘18-’19), Interfaith Jerusalem (Spring Break 2019)

Major: Religion Studies

Ask me about: First generation experience, international student experience, language learning, professional development abroad

Favorite food abroad: Gallo pinto (Costa Rican rice beans)

vky220@lehigh.edu