Joshua Norris

Administration Management Intern

After his exchange program in Japan, Joshua started working as a Peer Advisor at the Global Education Office. He has since transitioned to an Administration Management Intern position, continuing to work alongside student workers to help students participate in Global Education programs, while making it easier for students to find the information they need. In his free time, he enjoys learning more about different cultures and languages.

Phone: (602) 543-8041


  • B.A., Asian Languages (Japanese); Arizona State University

International Experience

  • Studied abroad in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Travelled to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Vietnam and Seoul in South Korea

Why Joshua works in global education: Being exposed to different cultures and gaining a more global mindset is vital to personal growth. I grew a lot during my time abroad and truly enjoyed my experience, so I want to help more people get a similarly amazing opportunity!

Advice for students preparing to go abroad: Push yourself to talk to people! Cultural and language barriers may make it difficult, but talking to people is truly the best way to understand the culture, learn the language and make friends!

One of the most important lessons Joshua learned while studying abroad or traveling: It is very important to learn about different peoples and cultures. Doing so will help you expand your knowledge and make more educated decisions while respecting more people.