Writing can serve as a tool to share our individual stories, but it can also help us to process and make sense of our experiences. Study abroad bloggers are Amherst students who are writing and reflecting upon their study abroad experiences, with intentionality, as they are happening.

If you’re thinking about studying away from Amherst and would like to become a blogger, we would love to hear from you! Please connect via email with Amanda Wright for more information.

Fall Bloggers

  • Bonnie in Taipei, Taiwan

    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 …
  • Sally in Budapest, Hungary

    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 …
  • Harith in Aix-en-Provence, France

    Harith in Aix-en-Provence, France

    Salut tout le monde! I’m Harith, class of 2019, and I study Computer Science and Philosophy. Over the next few months, I will share my struggles navigating the lovely south of France with my broken French. I hope to take …
  • Molly in Cádiz, Spain

    Molly in Cádiz, Spain

    ¡Hola a todos! My name is Molly Pines and I'm a rising junior from outside of San Francisco. At Amherst, my majors are English and Spanish, my extracurriculars are swimming, tour guiding, and Amherst Dance, and my interests include food, poetry, …
  • Darya in St. Petersburg, Russia

    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 …
  • Brian in Siena, Italy

    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 …
  • Ho Yean in Paris, France

    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 …
  • Benjamin in Oxford, England

    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. …
  • Sophie in Mendoza, Argentina

    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 …
  • Kiana in Vienna, Austria

    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 …

Spring Bloggers

  • Esperanza in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    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 …
  • Julia in Malawi, Italy, and India

    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 …
  • Jonah in Prague, Czech Republic

    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 …
  • Bella in Havana, Cuba

    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 …
  • Ellen in Helsinki, Finland

    Ellen in Helsinki, Finland

    Moi! My name is Ellen and I am studying in Finland at the University of Helsinki. I am a mathematics major at Amherst but at the University of Helsinki I am a student in the Faculty of Arts. I have …
  • Marc in Wellington, New Zealand

    Marc in Wellington, New Zealand

    Kia ora! My name is Marc Daalder, and I’m studying this semester in Wellington, New Zealand. At Amherst I’m a Class of 2018 History major, and at Victoria University of Wellington I’ll be taking a mixture of History and Political …
  • Tasha in Singapore

    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 …
  • Tran in India, Brazil, and South Africa

    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 …
  • Christine in Havana, Cuba

    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. …
  • Konso in Rome, Italy

    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 …
  • Sophie in Mendoza, Argentina

    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 …
  • Matt in Santiago, Chile

    Matt in Santiago, Chile

    Hey! This is me standing above Río Mapocho in el Parque de los Esculturas (which translates to Scuplture Park) in the Providencia region of the Santiago metro area. There isn’t much water flowing due to the current dry climate. Behind …
  • Raizel in Madrid, Spain

    Raizel in Madrid, Spain

    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 …
  • Omar in Kyoto, Japan

    Omar in Kyoto, Japan

    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 …