Tasha in Singapore

Hi! I’m Tasha, a junior Environmental Studies major and current exchange student at Yale-NUS, which is a small liberal arts college (much like Amherst) in Singapore. I am spending my time here taking classes on environmental policy, climate change, and urban studies. I’m excited to learn more about the implications of urban planning and cultural diversity in Singapore, as well as learn more about how education here is similar (or different) to the U.S.

Darya in St. Petersburg, Russia

My name is Darya Bor – Class of 2018, Film & Media Studies major, studying abroad with the Bard-Smolny Program in St. Petersburg. I was born in Minsk, Belarus, grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and decided to return to my Russian roots for my study abroad experience. At Amherst, I worked in the Mead Art Museum as an Education Intern and in the Career Center as a Public Relations Intern, and in my spare time, acted as a managing arts …

Brian in Siena, Italy

Ciao, readers! My name is Brian, I’m a 2018 Black Studies major from Cape Cod, Massachusetts.This fall, I’ll be studying sustainability at the Siena School for Liberal Arts in Siena, Italy, in the hopes of learning a food anthropology framework to apply to the racialization of American food systems. I’m excited to challenge myself with this journey outside my previously Massachusetts-centered existence, and to share with you my experiences along the way. Stay tuned!

Ho Yean in Paris, France

  Hello everyone! My name is Ho Yean Choi, class of 2018 double majoring in Political Science and French. This fall I will attend l’Université Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, looking forward to see the differences between discourses and pedagogy in Paris and that of Amherst. As coming to Amherst from Seoul was the first journey of my life, living in Paris will be my second journey which excites me a lot. I am happy to share my daily adventures here.

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.

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