Hola todos! My name is Alejandra Varela and I am a junior at George Washington University. I am a Mexican-American first-generation college student, navigating the world with pride. I love reading, exploring nature, and cooking. I am super excited to learn more about the complex connections between race, politics, and identity in Colombia!!
My name is Amara Payne and I’m a junior at GWU from Nashville, TN. I’ve always enjoyed the Spanish language and Latinx culture, and more recently, I’ve been interested in the nuance of Black identity in Latin American cultures. I’m particularly interested to see how my lived experience as a mixed woman in the US will be different in Colombia, considering the implications surrounding race are different in each country. I’m really looking forward to this experience!
Hi everyone! My name is Jermoyah and I am a Junior at Bowdoin College. I live in Philly, but I was born in Jamaica. My favorite thing to do is get lost in a new book or binge watch a new tv show. I am very excited to spend a semester in Colombia and I have been learning Spanish since High School.
Fun Fact about me: I play the Harp!
I’m from Silver Spring, Maryland, go to school in DC. I have an Australian Shepherd named Rocky, I love any form of exercise, especially biking and hiking. Cooking is my labor of love for others and depending on the day, I’m either in a state of flo when writing or pulling things from the scope of my mind.
I’m so excited to be exploring Prague and immersing myself in Czech culture. It’s always a hezký víkend!
Hi! My name is Erica Miller and I am currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying here in the Florence CET program. I am originally from Fairfield, CT where I began my love for dancing and running. I have been training in dance since I was 3 years old, and I have ran two half-marathon races. I also love coffee, the outdoors and reading. Italian food has always been my favorite, so I knew that I needed to study abroad in Florence. I’m so excited to share my abroad experiences with you all!
Hi, my name is Micaela! I am a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Honors program studying Journalism. I’m a passionate writer and photographer. I am excited to share my travels and experiences in Florence by capturing moments with my camera!
Hey everyone I’m Nolan Deja. I am currently a third year studying foreign affairs and have an interest in pursuing law school upon graduation. I love to ski, read, cook and try new foods and just explore. I am looking forward to sharing my experience while I am in Siena coming from someone who knows no Italian. Stay tuned for my posts and I hope you enjoy!
Hi! I’m Shivali, and I’m a senior at Cornell University studying computer science. In my free time, I like to cook, lift weights, and hike. I also love landscape photography, although I’ll take photos of anything from food to people if I have the chance. I’m very excited to capture my CET experience through my camera and share it with all of you!
Hi everyone! My name is Momal and I am a junior at American University majoring in International Studies. In my free time, I like reading, writing, listening to music, and spending time with my family and friends. As a Muslim-American, I learned how to read Arabic almost as soon as I learned English. After spending years reading a language I couldn’t understand, the Arabic program at AU helped me place meaning to the scripture. Now I’m in Jordan and ready to fully immerse myself in the language.