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Meet Current Students: Global Ambassador Program (GAP)​

DePaul's Global Ambassadors are a group of dedicated undergraduate international students who work closely with International Admission. The Global Ambassadors assist prospective and admitted undergraduate students with any questions about academics, student life or living in Chicago.


 
These Global Ambassadors are more than happy to discuss aspects of DePaul with you, as well as their adjustment to making our unique campuses and city home.  Contact the Global Ambassadors at gap@depaul.edu for more information.​​​

Learn more about each ambassador below:

Khanh Lien - Vietnam

Name: Khanh Lien 

Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Area of study: Finance​

I chose my major be​​cause…​

Finance harmonizes my two passions, mathemati​cs and business.  Furthermore, financial knowledge is a crucial and practical component of every aspect of life.  The success and efficiency of even the simplest transactions rely on the understanding of monetary value, smart budgeting, and comprehension of the market.  Finance will allow me to h​ave many career opportunities in areas of my interests such as sport, fashion, and entertainment.  

My favorite thing to do on campus is…

​Enjoying the wide selection of sports that DePaul offers.  I love going to the Ray Meyer Fitness Center because of the full amenities available there, such as the swimming pool, indoor basketball court and expansive gym equipment.  When it is nice outside, I also really like to play soccer at the Wish Field.

When I have free time in Chicago, I…

Bike and ride along the lakeshore trail, which is my favorite place in the city of the beautiful view and amazing fresh air.  As an explorer, I also love to visit different neighborhoods in Chicago and enjoy the city's diversity, culture and delicious food.  

One positive thing I’ve learned about myself since coming to DePaul is…

Anything is possible if you put your heart and your mind into it.  Dedication and hard work always pays off.

After graduation, I’d like to…

Work for several firms in different countries to gain experience, travel the world, and learn about new cultures.  After that, I would like to start my own company.  

Karolina Sileikaite - Lithuania

Name: Karolina Sileikaite

Hometown: Kaunas, Lithuania

Area of study: Industrial/Organizational Psycholo​gy ​with a minor in Management

I chose my major because…

My entire life I have been interested in why people think and behave the way they do, what drives us to act, and what motivates us.  And yet, I was always very curious about the corporate world as well. Industrial/Organizational(I/O) Psychology was a natural choice for me - it combined the study of human behavior with business, revealing how people act specifically in their work places.  I chose I/O to help people and businesses to understand their potential, encourage them to achieve the best results, and help solve any problems that arise along the way.  

My favorite thing to do on campus is…

Hang out in the Quad with my friends, playing Frisbee or just lying in hammocks on warm spring days. In the winter, I love running on the fourth floor of the Ray Meyer Fitness Center, which overlooks the gorgeous Chicago skyline.  

When I have free time in Chicago, I…

Go to Grant Park and have a picnic!  It's beautiful there - plenty of grass and open areas, and it's right by the lake, too!  Other than that, hanging out in the Art Institute or the Cultural Center is always relaxing and fun.  

One positive thing I’ve learned about myself since coming to DePaul is…

How ambitious and hard-working I can get.  Having so many opportunities around ​​opened my eyes to the fact that you have to go out and really work for your dreams, and that you're not going to reach them by just cruising through life on autopilot.  I've truly become a lot more active and involved since coming to DePaul. 

After graduation, I’d like to…

Work as a management consultant for one of the top companies in the industry.  Eventually go to graduate school and earn my PhD.  Finally travel to Australia and see some kangaroos in real life. 

Manuela Vargas - Colombia

Name: Manuela Vargas​

Hometown: Bogota, Colombia

Area of study: Marketing with a minor in Hospitality 

I chose my major because...

Marketing is one of the most important tools that a business can have since it engages and targets the intended audience of their product.  Also, I found marketing to be a very interesting subject that tries to understand the behavior of the consumer, why people shop, and why consumers choose a specific product.  By understanding those key elements you can have a successful business. 

My favorite thing to do on campus is...

Going to the Ray Meyer Fitness Center.  I love working out.  I take all the classes that the gym offers.  My favorite classes are Zumba and boxing, because they are both fun and I never get bored in those classes. 

When I have free time in Chicago, I...

Go to different restaurants.  I love to try new food and in this city you can find any type of cuisine.  As well, I love to ride the bike along the lakefront trail.  And lastly, when it is warm outside, I really enjoy to read a book in Millennium Park.  

After graduation, I’d like to...

Go to Europe and do my Master's degree in a subject that mixes business and fashion.  Since I was little, my dream has been to live in Europe, and work in the fashion industry. 

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Marco Ferri - Italy

​Name: Marco Ferri

Hometown: Milan, Italy

Area of study: Computer Science

I chose my major because…​

I grew up tinkering with computers and live​d first-hand th​e rise in popularity of the Internet. I love how much of an equalizer technology is: it empowers anyone with a computer, some knowledge and an Internet access to change the world. I decided to continue learning about com​puters in an academic setting because programming has now become a necessary tool to do research, regardless of the fie​ld.

My favorite thing to do on campus is…

Hanging out by the Quad when I’m in Lincoln Park, or chill in the student center cafeteria on the 11th floor of the DePaul Center in the Loop.

When I have free time in Chicago, I…

When I have free time in Chicago and if the weather allows me, I love going for long walks. It doesn’t matter if I’m by myself or with someone: I think Chicago is a beautiful city, and I love taking the time to explore it block-by-block.

One positive thing I’ve learned about myself since coming to DePaul is…

One way or another, I usually end up realizing the goals I really care about without having to force myself to follow a tight schedule or roadmap.

After graduation, I’d like to…

Use my technical skills to solve problems that affect people everyday. I hope I can find an organization and driven people to build something that does good in the world. ​


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