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. Benjamin’s PostsDiversity and Culture Shock in the …

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!  Sophie’s PostsTasting Mendoza: The Secret to the Culture of CommunitySeptember 23, 2015As I continue to take in my new life in Mendoza, I am dedicating this blog post to exploring the nature and …

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. Kiana’s PostsArriving in a City Where the Past is Ever-PresentAugust 27, 2015After arriving in Austria, the first thing I …