Kola in Shanghai, China

Hello everyone! My name is Kola and I’m an English and Computer Science major, currently studying Mandarin at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Check in here to learn about my experiences in China. I’m navigating a new space and my place within it, and I’d like to bring you all along! Also I’m trying to take a picture a day, so hopefully these posts will be filled with some decent things to look at. Kola’s PostsThe First NightsSeptember …

Emily in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA

Hi, I’m Emily! This fall I’m studying at Wellesley College, an all-women’s liberal arts college near Boston, MA. I’m from New Jersey and a class of 2020 neuroscience major. With this blog, I want to document my experiences at Wellesley and explore topics like the difference of attending a co-ed liberal arts vs. all-women’s liberal arts college. I hope you’ll join me as I navigate through life at a different campus in the fall! Emily’s PostsFirst ImpressionsOctober 2, 2018Hello from …

Anthony in Granada, Spain

¡Hola! My name is Anthony Phillips and I am a Junior studying Sociology at Amherst College. I am going to Granada, Spain for my Fall 2018 semester and I am so excited! I will travel internationally for the first time and immerse myself in a different culture. My goal is to improve my Spanish speaking skills and to evolve as both a student and person. I enjoy dancing, meeting new people, visiting art galleries and eating different foods! Come join …

Talia in Copenhagen, Denmark

Hej! My name is Talia Land and I am a 2020 Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought (LJST) major. On campus, I am a member of the women’s varsity lacrosse team and I also write for the Amherst Student. This fall I am studying in Copenhagen, Denmark through a program called DIS. I am looking forward to exploring a brand new area of the world (including a class trip to Bosnia) and also trying things that are out of my comfort …

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. Esperanza’s PostsAre you staying for Carnival?March 6, 2018“Vôce vai ficar para Carnaval?”  Are you staying …

Julia in Malawi, Italy, and India

Hey everyone! My name is Julia Herion-Cruz and I am a junior from Taos, New Mexico. I study Environmental Studies at Amherst and have been involved in La Causa and La Casa Latinx Culture House on campus. This semester I will be studying Food Security issues in Malawi, India, and Italy through an International Honors Program (IHP) called Rethinking Food Security. Join me as I share my experiences navigating three completely different countries and some insights I gain along the …

Jonah in Prague, Czech Republic

  Dobrý den. Ahoj! My name is Jonah, class of 2019. I am an English major studying in Czech Republic and surrounding areas for the next few months. I’ll be in Prague for most of my stay living with a host family, immersed in Czech arts and culture.   I love literature and music probably more than most things. Swimming is always something that I am very attached to. My curiosity for people is like a fever and I am …

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 …

Bonnie in Taipei, Taiwan

Bonnie loves to ask questions and learn about the world. During her two years at Amherst College, her greatest achievements are declaring a major in statistics and not yet setting any kitchens on fire. For the next two years, she plans on explaining to people why dental school will want a statistics major as she deals with the pressure of other enticing graduate programs. When she is not planning out her future, she enjoys the practice of improvisational cooking and listening …

Sally in Budapest, Hungary

Hi! I’m Sally. I’m a senior at Amherst College. Last spring, I studied abroad at AIT, a computer science program in Budapest, Hungary. This semester, I’m fortunate enough to come back to this city as a student of BSM, a small mathematics program. With this blog, I hope to document my personal growth, as I know my identity will be continuously shaped and defined by these future experiences. I hope other students will find some moment in my stories, no …

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