• Esperanza in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Esperanza in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Oi gente! My name is Esperanza, and this semester I am studying in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Originally, I’m from Las Cruces, New Mexico. In Amherst, I am a class of 2019 Environmental Studies major. Here in Rio, I’m a student at Pontifícia Universidade Católica through SUNY New Paltz. I’m most excited to improve my Portuguese, study forest ecology, and embrace my inner beach bum.Continue Reading »
  • Bella in Havana, Cuba

    Bella in Havana, Cuba

    Hello! My name is Bella Berkley and I’m a junior studying Black Studies and LJST. I am taking the year to study in Havana, Cuba and can’t wait to share my second semester adventures with you!I decided to study in Cuba because of its large Afro-Cuban population and its well-preserved archive of slavery related legal codes. I’m also excited to use my year abroad to increase my Spanish level and start doing research for my thesis. I have already made …Continue Reading »
  • Tran in India, Brazil, and South Africa

    Tran in India, Brazil, and South Africa

    My name is Tran and I am an international student from Vietnam. I am spending my junior spring semester on IHP studies abroad program "Cities in 21 Centuries: People, Planning and Politics" in India (Ahmedabad), Brazil (São Paulo) and South Africa (Cape Town). As a Sociology major, I am eager to experience and reflect on how theoretical frameworks of social justice in Sociology play out in urban planning throughout this program. Three countries in one semester might sound a lot, …Continue Reading »
  • Christine in Havana, Cuba

    Christine in Havana, Cuba

    I’m Christine! I’m a twenty-year-old student from Brooklyn, New York and I’m studying in Havana, Cuba this spring.I’m a Black Studies and Spanish major, and I can probably be found dancing, eating, or cooking up trouble with my friends. I love my family, social justice, music, research, Twix chocolate candies, and my two godchildren. I spend hours talking with my professors - often times more than I should because #homeworkstruggle ¡Vamos a Cuba!Continue Reading »
  • Sophie in Mendoza, Argentina

    Sophie in Mendoza, Argentina

    ¡Hola todos! My name is Sophie Delfeus. I am a political science major spending her academic year abroad in Mendoza, Argentina with IFSA-Butler. At Amherst I am in the AC Gospel Choir and the First Generation Association. I hope you enjoy reading about my adventures and moments of reflection! Continue Reading »
  • Matt in Santiago, Chile

    Matt in Santiago, Chile

    Hey, everyone! My name's Matt Randolph (Amherst '16). I'm a History and Spanish double major and a current junior at Amherst College. I also hope to complete the Five College Certificate in Latin America, Caribbean, and Latino Studies. I'm studying abroad in Santiago, Chile for the 2015 Spring semester through the IFSA-Butler program. Don't be shy: Check out my blog posts below! 😀Continue Reading »