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Sant'Anna Institute | Department of Study Abroad

Sant'Anna Institute

Meet the Coordinator

Emily Hammeren

Emily Hammeren

“I grew up and attended college in Ohio, but after studying abroad in Italy, there was no doubt in my mind that a piece of me belonged here. I moved to Italy after graduation, and as fate would have it, I ended up meeting the man who is now my husband. I have been living and working in Italy ever since, and after over 5 years, I can truly relate to the experiences that our student interns have here in Sorrento.
“I’ve personally gone through the challenge of overcoming a language barrier and the cultural shock of working in an environment with many differences to U.S. work culture, and I can confidently say, I’ve enjoyed many satisfactions of having my perseverance pay off. From my own unique experience, I have learned so much about the patience and gumption one develops in this sort of situation, and it’s these personal and professional lessons that I aim to transmit to my student interns each term. By following their individual journeys, I am constantly learning from the students as well. Overall, there is tremendously rewarding potential for both the students and myself being able to share our abroad experiences.”



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