What Do You See? What Do you Feel? What Can I say?

    In a recent excursion with my program we went to Kraków, Poland. During my stay I didn’t venture that for from the town center, which is actually at least a mile long from the north to the south end. The space is packed with tourists, some locals, food shops, history, old churches and architecture. When I first got to the city, I was a bit worried about the recent face of Nationalism that has publicly risen, and how …

My Return to Cuba

  Hello! Welcome to my first official post during my second semester in Havana, Cuba. I can’t believe how fast the first four weeks of the new semester went by! I was initially nervous to start another semester in Havana with a new program. How would I maintain old connections while also trying to fully integrate myself within a new group of people and new academic space? As the Brown CASA program is a lot more academically challenging than my …

Leaning In: My First Take on Life in Mendoza

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My decision to study abroad in Latin America came from a desire for a challenge, my love for Spanish, and the need for something new. I took an intermediate Spanish class at Amherst my first semester of college, and waited until the spring semester of my sophomore year to continue with the language. Recently, I began to see study abroad as one of my few chances to practice a language extensively in preparation for its use in my professional career. …

Gringo Afroamericano, Part III: Back to Baltimore

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Hey, readers! I hope you’ve enjoyed my blog so far this year! My final post is a video in which I reflect on reverse culture shock (that experience of coming back home after being abroad)! Links to the first two blogs in the “Gringo Afroamericano” series: –Part I – Reflecting on Race and Study Abroad –Part II – Risk-taking and Happiness Abroad Want to learn more about black identity and travel? Check out this NYT article by Ashley Southall, “Black Travel …