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Jackie Weisberg and UD Student Alumni Ambassadors are sharing their study abroad experiences.

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Student Alumni Ambassadors share study abroad experiences with author


9:16 a.m., May 17, 2013--University of Delaware Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) recently had the opportunity to share their study abroad experiences with the accomplished American writer Omar Tyree.

Tyree is one of a few writers to have best sellers in multiple categories, including fiction, business and children’s. After selling two million books with an estimated eight million readers, he debuted his first suspense/thriller series, The Traveler, about an American who travels the world in search of purpose.

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SAA president Jackie Weisberg interned at Tyree’s company and while there the author discovered the University’s SAA program and the fact that a large portion of its members had studied abroad within the past two years. 

With this in mind, he offered SAA members a chance to write and submit their reflections about where they went, their best experiences and their biggest challenges while studying abroad. The SAA’s reflections are featured on the series’ website.

Tyree relies on his fan base for inspiration and ideas as he continues the series. 

"The Student Alumni Ambassadors are overjoyed to be featured on The Traveler website for Omar Tyree. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that we are so proud of,” says Weisberg. “Exploring the themes of adventure, romance, and worldwide cultures, The Traveler series is a great series and one that I highly recommend to all UD students.”

For more information on The Traveler series, visit the website.

About UD Student Alumni Ambassadors

Student Alumni Ambassadors are undergraduate students who are selected for their outstanding achievements and leadership on campus. Ambassadors encourage school spirit, foster connections between alumni and students, support the Office of Alumni Relations, serve as advisory board members to the University community and aspire to be active UD alumni after graduation. For more information about the Student Alumni Ambassadors, visit this website.

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