A semester cut short: The main takeaways from my time in Copenhagen

Last week, I said a premature goodbye to Denmark and I’m now completing my classes online from my couch, along with the rest of the world. This entry was supposed to be a photo journal about alternative transportation in Copenhagen and I was planning on doing a loop throughout the whole city by taking every form of public transit for a short section. But because I’m no longer there, I am going to summarize and reflect upon my main takeaways …

First Impressions of Seville

Last semester, when I told people that I would be spending the spring in Sevilla, everyone, from make-up artists at Sephora to old family friends, responded exclusively in superlatives. Before I set foot in Spain, I was prepared to find myself in a city with the best festivals, flamenco, architecture, and Spanish tortilla. A city full of uniquely open and expressive people possessing a singular desire to spend time in one another’s company. After five semesters of half-heartedly attending Jenkins …

Naomi in Seville

Hi! My name is Naomi. I am a member of the class of 2021, majoring in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought with a Five College Certificate in International Relations. This spring, I am studying abroad in Seville, Spain through the Liberal Arts Program at CIEE Seville. While in Seville, I hope to explore the impact of culture and tradition on social life in Andalusia. I intend to study and enjoy the iconic influences of tapas, plazas, festivals, and flamenco, with …

Kiera in Copenhagen

  Hi everyone! My name is Kiera and I am from Long Island, New York. I am an Environmental Studies and English double major, Class of 2021. This semester I will be travelling to Copenhagen, Denmark for the program of Food Sustainability: from Production to Consumption with DIS. I also will be living in the Green Living and Learning Community. I hope to forge a deep understanding of sustainable living in a place that has set a precedent for coexistence …

Sustainability Fellow: Rebecca in Copenhagen

Hi everyone! I’m Rebecca, an Environmental Studies major from Westchester County, NY. This semester, I am studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, learning about Danish culture, urban planning, and Arctic geology. I am very excited to be able to experience a new culture and continue my environmental education beyond Amherst. As a Global Sustainability Fellow, I am going to be taking a closer look at the role of public transportation in Copenhagen, specifically how transportation infrastructure has been integrated into the city and the …

Reflections on Sustainable Fashion from Paris

Salut tout le monde, and welcome to my final blog post ! I’m sorry it’s late, this semester has decided to wrap itself up in a most chaotic fashion, with strikes across Paris impacting transport for the past two weeks, and a UK general election which really didn’t go as many of us had hoped… and all of this in the run-up to Christmas! I don’t know about you, but when I think about Christmas and the winter holidays, clothes …

Lea in London, England

Hey y’all! My name is Lea and I am from San Antonio, Texas. I am a proud member of the Class of 2021 and a prouder Latinx and Latin American Studies major. This upcoming Fall, I am excited to be studying abroad in London through the IFSA Queen Mary, University of London Partnership. Throughout my time abroad, I am interested in examining the state of higher education within England especially as more people from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds have applied …

Sustainability Fellow: Alice in Paris, France

Salut tout le monde, and welcome to my blog! I’m Alice, an international student from the beautiful North East of England, and I’ll be studying in Paris for a year, starting this fall. I’m a French and Russian major in Amherst’s class of 2021, and am focusing on Medieval French Literature and Russian Language this semester. In my spare time I love playing the flute, and I’m always planning my next radio show! As a Global Sustainability Fellow, I will …

Sustainability Fellow: Margaret in Paris, France

Bonjour! I’m Margaret, a French & Psychology major and member of the Bicentennial class. I will be spending the fall semester in Paris with Hamilton College in France and am excited to fully immerse myself in French culture & language. As a Global Sustainability Fellow, I will research strategies to combat plastic waste around the globe with a dual focus on plastic waste in France and the ocean.

Sustainability Fellow: Bixie in Göttingen, Germany

Mx. Bixie Eutsler is a writer, filmmaker, and all around creative type. They’re currently studying gender and feminist theory in the picturesque University town of Göttingen, Germany but will be returning to Amherst in the fall of 2019 to complete their SWAGS and German majors. For their role as a Global Sustainability Fellow they hope to learn more about Germany’s complex trash and recycling systems in the hope that similar concepts can be applied to Amherst.

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