Alumni Retrospective

One of the GEO team’s favorite part of working with students is seeing how their study away experiences continue to impact them post-graduation and into their careers. Below are some alumni reflections on their time abroad and the lasting influences of their experiences.


After studying abroad in Brazil with SIT Study Abroad and graduating from Amherst College, Carlos earned graduate degrees from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar. He has worked as an advocate for DREAMERs and refugees, served on the Youth Panel of the International Commission on Financing Global Education, and is currently a J.D./M.P.P. Candidate at Harvard Law School.

Richard André majored in Political Science and Spanish, and studied abroad in Chile with SIT Study Abroad. After graduating from Amherst, Richard worked as a writer and editor for Americas Quarterly magazine. He then ran the NYCitizenship program at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, providing free citizenship legal services and financial counseling. He currently serves as the Senior Policy Coordinator at New American Economy and is completing the Master in Public Policy Program (MPP) at Princeton University.

Constance Holden majored in Spanish and studied abroad in Argentina with IFSA Study Abroad, then worked as a GEO intern! After graduating from Amherst, she spent a year teaching in Santiago de Chile and then returned to the United States to work in international education as a study abroad advisor. Constance is currently pursuing a doctorate in Latin American and Caribbean History at the University of Connecticut, researching African and African-descended women’s politics and the intersections between race, gender, and national identity in Argentina.

Sarah Craver majored in French and studied abroad in France with CUPA Paris. After graduating from Amherst, she was awarded a French Government Teaching Assistantship to teach in Dijon, France, and went on to earn her Master’s in French Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sarah is currently the Assistant Director of the Tufts University European Center.

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