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, …

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!

Konso in Rome, Italy

Salve! My name is Konso Mbakire. I am a Mathematics and Economics double major spending my sophomore spring in Rome with the IES Rome program. Interestingly, I’m already an international student at Amherst College, so I’m studying abroad from my study abroad, which is extremely thrilling. I recently joined Amherst Dance and have been involved with the Amherst Christian Fellowship from my first year. I am truly excited, and honored, to be able to share my experience with you.

Benjamin in Oxford, England

As an English major focusing on colonial literature, I chose to study in the United Kingdom in order to better understand the imperialism of the world’s largest empire in history and the culture of some of the greatest literature in the English language. At Amherst, I run for the varsity track (indoor and outdoor) and cross country teams. I am studying English and History at the University of Oxford through IFSA-Butler for the complete 2015-2016 academic year.

Kiana in Vienna, Austria

Grüß Gott! My name is Kiana Herold and I’m a junior LJST major at Amherst hailing from California. Back on campus I’m an editor for the Amherst Student and a runner on the Track & Field team. For the fall semester I’m studying with IES in Vienna, Austria and am excited to share some of my adventures and observations with you.

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! 😀

Raizel in Madrid, Spain

  Hi everyone! My name is Raizel. I’m an English major at Amherst, also completing a certificate in Culture, Health and Science. At school I’m a Peer Advocate of Sexual Respect and a member of Women’s Chorus and Mindfulness Club. Currently, I’m studying abroad in Madrid with Syracuse University. Click the links below to read about my trip!

Omar in Kyoto, Japan

  ようこそ!Welcome to my blog from Japan! My name’s Omar Pineda, originally from New York, and studying Mathematics and Asian Languages & Civilizations at Amherst College. I’ve been spending my Junior year in Kyoto, Japan with the Associated Kyoto Program since last August. Click the links below for stories and pictures on what I’ve been doing. First time blogging so for any fumbles, 許してください!

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