Meet the New Fall and Academic Year International Bloggers

This fall, follow along with 11 San Diego State University students scattered across four continents as they complete fall semester and academic year study abroad programs, as well as two international students studying in San Diego.

We’re delighted to introduce the newest Be International bloggers!


Marcella Anderson

Verona, Italy

Marcella is a foods and nutrition major with a minor in interdisciplinary studies through the Weber Honors College. She is studying abroad during fall semester at IUSVE University in Verona.

Hayley Chase

Prague, Czech Republic

Hayley is a senior majoring in hospitality and tourism management. She is spending a semester abroad at the Czech University of Life Sciences.

Kat Dai

Beijing, China

Kat is a fourth year International Security and Conflict Resolution major and Chinese minor. She is studying at the University of Peking for an academic year, where she will concurrently be eating lots of Peking duck.

Emiliano Estrada

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Emiliano is a third year economics major. He is studying at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland during fall semester.

Emily Estrada

Stockholm, Sweden

Emily is a junior attending SDSU Imperial Valley in Calexico, Calif. She will be participating in an SDSU study abroad exchange program at Stockholm University during fall semester.

Kat Hidalgo

Perth, Australia

February 2018

Kat is a fourth-year kinesiology (physical therapy emphasis) major. She is studying at Murdoch University in Western Australia for the fall semester.

Chase Knowles

Berlin, Germany

Chase is a junior studying in Germany for a full academic year. He is an aspiring sports business professional who’s backup career plan is to be a travel blogger.

Meredith Muller

Reims, France and Amman, Jordan

Meredith is a second year ISCOR major and Honors International Studies minor. She is spending her fall semester in France, and spring semester in Jordan.

Mauro Abel Ordiano

Pecs, Hungary

Abel is a current third year at SDSU studying international security and conflict resolution with a minor in religious studies. A first generation college student who is ready to explore the world, he is studying fall semester at the University of Pecs.

Vanessa Reynolds

Cergy-Pontoise, France

Vanessa is a non-traditional senior and transfer student studying international business at the ESSEC Business School in Cergy-Pontoise, France for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Chasejamison Akilah Manar Spears

Accra, Ghana

Chasejamison is studying sociology, cultural proficiency and leadership. She is studying at the University of Ghana for the entire academic year.


Monica Kading


Monica is a comparative international studies major at SDSU. She is from Indonesia.

Marjon Saulon

The Philippines

Marjon is a fourth-year comparative international studies major. He is originally fromĀ the Philippines and spent 12 years in Taiwan prior to his arrival at SDSU.

Interested in having your own Be International experience? Explore your study abroad options on the Aztecs Abroad database.

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