Hello CET Blog! My name is Carly Longman and I use she/her pronouns. I am currently a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I study Linguistics as well as Romance Language and Interpretation. I just got off of a semester abroad in Paris, France and am preparing to turn 180 degrees towards a completely different life and language in São Paulo. When I am at school I am a member of the Varsity Debate team and I conduct experiments for the Linguistics laboratory on campus. I love travel and am looking forward to exploring the amazing country that is Brazil.
Francesca is a proud Queensian, New Yorker, and aspires to be a creative/academic writer and editor. Writing is her greatest passion and biggest fear, especially as a woman of mixed heritage. She spent all of high school playing volleyball and wrestling olympic-style, and she loves her chonky cat, Hunter, like a son.
Hi everyone! My name is Sophie and I’m finishing up my sophomore year with CET Colombia. I was born in North Carolina and go to college there as well. In my spare time, I like singing, watching YouTube, dancing, and learning languages. I also swam competitively for 6 years, hate the cold, and love taking photographs and making videos to document special moments in my life – especially because I don’t have the best memory. Writing is something I have developed a love for over the years and I hope that through these posts, you all will be able to fall in love with Colombia before you even come.
Hi! I’m Meredith and I’m a junior studying Political Science at WashU in St. Louis. In my free time, I love to go out and seek new experiences with my friends. Sometimes that means trying a new restaurant, wandering around an unfamiliar part of a city, or testing out a fun workout trend. I’m excited to bring this energy abroad to Prague and can’t wait to see what this semester has in store!
Hi, my name is Abby and I am currently a junior at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Besides moving from my home in South Florida to my school in Nashville, I have had the opportunity to travel to many different lands in lots of unique ways. After road tripping across the U.S. (I’ve been to every state in America!), hiking the Incan Trail to Machu Picchu, spending a summer farming on an Israeli kibbutz, backpacking across ten beautiful and distinct Portuguese cities, I am excited to call Prague my next big adventure. I love cooking, photographing, and eating foods from around the world. I’m no professional photographer by any means, but I hope to capture some of the renowned natural beauty and warm friendships that I find in Prague.
Ahoj, my name is Aislyn and I am a Film Production major at Syracuse University! When I am not on set, you can find me exploring any environment I am in from rural farmland to cityscape. I am very excited to capture Prague with film and digital photography, and if you want to join the adventure follow along on my instagram @aj.murray !
Hi! My name is Cassidy Nelson and I study Film and Media Arts at American University in Washington, DC. Traveling is a big passion of mine and so getting to embark on various travels through Europe this year is something I am much looking forward to. In my free time, I love to take photographs and do improv comedy. I’m so excited to share my photographs and experiences with you, and I hope you enjoy them as well!
Ahoj, I am a low-income college athlete with an aspiration to be a filmmaker from a small town in New Hampshire. I have a personal brand called “Daydream” in hopes to tell my story via filmmaking, along with selling merchandise that gives back to charities such as P.S. ARTS – an organization “dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools & communities”.. Feel free to follow and support through my Instagram :). Enjoy the content as I hope to tell the story of Prague through my lens.
Hello! I’m from Oakland, California. I’m a Junior at Middlebury, a small liberal arts college located in beautiful rural Vermont, studying IPE and Chinese. I’m spending my Spring Semester in Taipei with CET. I’m an avid thrifter, advocate of slow fashion, and lover of everything design. My hobbies range from long sits at coffee shops to late night pick-up basketball. 🙂
Hi all! My name is Bianca Villao, I’m currently a third year at the George Washington University, located in Washington, D.C.! I’m an International Affairs major, concentrating in the Asia-Pacific region, with a minor in Chinese. I’m a Bay Area native who loves to eat good food, collect cute things, meet new people, and nap! Come follow me on the CET Student Voices page as I explore and study at National Taiwan University in Taipei!
Hi, my name is Lauren Bauer and I am from sunny Southern California. I am studying medicine at Vanderbilt University in hopes of continuing on to Medical School and becoming a surgeon. Other than participating in medical research revolving around lung transplantation at Vanderbilt Medical Center, I spend my time on campus as a leader in my sorority and a founder/member of various service organizations. I also have a passion for art history and while abroad in Florence I will be taking three art history courses and spending tons of time in museums. I enjoy baking, photography, and surfing in my free time outside of academic endeavors!
I am from Rockville, Maryland. I love taking photos and have always been assigned to be my family photographer when we travel. As a student majoring in interior design, Florence is my dream destination! I am really looking forward to touring the city and learning all about the historic architecture. I also love music and really enjoy vinyl record shopping.
My name is Cara Suplee and I am excited to share my abroad journey with you! I go to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and I have a passion for journalism. When I am not in Madison, I am with my family and two adorable dogs at home in Philadelphia. My love for coffee has manifested into an obsession through my job as a barista back at school and I am also in the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. I love to ski and spend time outdoors as well as have cozy nights in watching Wes Anderson movies and silly TV shows. I feel very lucky to study abroad in the beautiful city of Florence and I can’t wait to write about my experience.
Hi everyone! I’m Ben Trombetta, a second year student at the University of Virginia double majoring in American Studies and Music with a minor in Italian. Some of my long-term interests include working in education, policy, or law. I’ve been studying the Italian language since sixth grade, and I am so excited to immerse myself in Sienese culture so to gain a more global perspective and better connect with my Italian heritage. In my free time, I love to go running and hiking, and I participate in multiple theater and singing groups at UVA. I can’t wait to share my experiences and adventures in Siena with you all!
Hello! My name is Tiamen and I am a Junior Communication major at Cornell University! I am an avid Kpop fan, anime watcher, writer, and book reader. On campus, I participate in a Kpop dance cover group called E.Motion and love to shop for BT21 merchandise at the Line Store.
Hello! My name is Zahyyeh Abu-Rubieh (pronouns: she/her/hers) and I am currently a junior at Cornell University majoring in Biology and Society with minors in Global Health, Arabic, and Near Eastern Studies. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy baking, spending time with my family, watching football, and catching up on the Bachelor among other reality TV shows! I am also very passionate about service and community involvement so I love understanding cultures and communities through service and direct work with people. I’m super excited for this intensive Arabic program in Jordan and can’t wait to document my experiences through photographs!
Ahlan wa sahlan! I am a junior at the University of Mississippi where I study Arabic, international studies, and security studies. I am ecstatic to return to Amman this spring and sharpen my Arabic, knowledge of the region, and dive deeper into Jordanian culture. Having grown up in the Deep South without straying far from home, I am thrilled about the exciting, new, and challenging experiences that await me during my second trip to Jordan. When I’m not studying, you can find me playing piano, guitar, singing, writing a song, or reading. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you all!
I am Hannah, a junior at American University. I studied Arabic for two years and it was the best decision I have made in college. I am beyond excited to continue my Arabic journey in Jordan. Aside from Arabic, I really enjoy engaging with philosophical texts and conversations. When I am not studying, I love exploring nature, going to concerts with my friends, and drinking the best hazelnut lattes I can find.