大家好! My name is Dominic, and I’m a rising senior from Colby College. Although I go to college in Maine, I originally grew up in Hartford, Connecticut, where I live with my Peruvian parents. Apart from studying Chinese, I love to write sci-fi stories, cook, and dance salsa, cumbia, or bachata whenever I can. Hoping to raise my proficiency level and learn more about Chinese history while studying in Beijing. Can’t wait to share my experience with you all!
Hi I’m Glen Sullivan, I’m 22, from Des Moines, Iowa! I’m really excited to be a Student Correspondent for this fall semester from Beijing! I love reading, writing, playing all sorts of games, and spending time with my bunny, Sensen. My top five authors (in no particular order) are Helen Oyeyemi, Bai Wei, Xiao Hong, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Yu Hua.
Hi! I’m B, and I’m excited to share my experience in Taiwan with all of you! I’m from So-Cal but go to school in Michigan. I love visual and oral storytelling, photography, frogs, and watching bad reality TV/obscure YouTube documentaries. This past year I also wrote a self-ethnography in the form of a photo-poetry book! Outside of school, I run a small business (Eclectic Bee) and I create hand-made jewelry, clothes, and wearable oddities. I love experimental fashion, connecting to people, and travel— and I hope to merge these interests while in Taiwan to meet new people and discover cool places to shop/explore. Follow along on my journey!
Hi, it’s Clarissa here, born and raised in Massachusetts. Being an American Born Chinese my journey to become fluent in Chinese started with a hope to connect better with my non-English-speaking grandma. In the process, I found Chinese culture and language fascinating. Growing up my family instilled in me a love of traveling full of exploration and adventure, such as in Africa, Europe, and Asia. Just this summer, we conquered the summit of Mt Fuji! Aside from exploring I consider myself a foodie but more of a cup ramen chef. I genuinely believe that if you don’t take risks, you will always work for someone who does, thus I am an avid entrepreneur at heart. I can’t wait to share with you guys my ups, downs, and every moment in between throughout my journey in Taiwan!
Hi! My name is Eliana. I’m from NJ, so I’m definitely excited to ditch the Garden State for the Tuscan heart of the Renaissance! My interests include listening to music & podcasts, swimming, dancing, and exploring art museums. I am thrilled to share glimpses of my life abroad. During these few months, I hope to document memorable encounters, cultural lessons, the Italian art scene, and (of course) the cuisine!
Hi, my name’s Tim! I’m a Government and Legal Studies major and Theater minor graduating this winter from Bowdoin College. Athletics, music, and art have always been important in my life, especially at college. While at Bowdoin I played on the football team, performed in a few shows through the Theater Department, and hosted a weekly radio show with a friend where we shared some of our favorite tunes on the local airways in Brunswick, Maine. This fall I’m eager to explore Siena, Italy and absorb the culture through food, the arts, and learning about the region’s deep history. I’m excited to share my adventures in Italy with you!
Heyo! My name’s George. I’m a rising Junior at Vanderbilt University, and I can’t wait to share my experience at Siena! I am the son of two first generation Cuban interests and have a deep passoin for computing, music, history, and more. If you can’t find me at the gym, you can find me playing some games with my friends, tweaking out my computer, practicing on my guitar, or going out on long walks. I can’t wait to see all that Italy has to offer and share it with you all!
Hey y’all. My name is Jordan Simmons, and I’m here in Cali for the CET Colombia program. I am originally from Nashville, TN and go to school in St. Louis. My collegiate studies include International Affairs, Sociology, and Spanish, but outside of that I have a few hobbies. The first is writing— I love writing analytical articles on anything I find interesting. The second is roller skating (STL Style); it’s unmatched. The third, as you have probably guessed, is photography.
Hey, I’m Nikki and I’m a senior at Smith College in Massachusetts. I chose Anthropology because it was the least stressful department and then I just slipped into the second one over time. My simple pleasures include photography, vintage shopping, and taking long night walks. I’m just hoping to use my final semester of college to do something extra exciting.
Hi! My name is Chelsea, and I’m a senior at the George Washington University, where I study criminal justice and business. Although I attend school in the nation’s capital, I am originally from Rhode Island. I am currently in the CET Prague program, and I am so excited to start my study abroad journey. I love wandering around new cities and exploring, going on random adventures, going to the gym, and open mic nights! I am so excited to see how these interests present themselves in Prague. I can’t wait to take you guys along on the journey!
I am a junior at Colorado College studying with CET Prague at FAMU, born in Boston, MA, and raised in Newton. I enjoy basketball, going to see live music, creating visual art, and building community through art. I’ve been filmmaking since I was 14. I’m so excited to further delve into my film pursuits this coming semester, and share some of the moments with you!
Hi, I’m Nat and I’m from New Bedford, Massachusetts. I’m a junior at Brown double concentrating in Modern Culture & Media as well as History. I am super excited to attend the CET Film Production at FAMU study abroad program this fall to pursue my passion in filmmaking. In my free time I love contemporary dance, thrifting and antiquing, going on bike rides with my family, and cooking vegan recipes despite not actually being a vegan. I am excited to learn some Czech as well as the fascinating history of Prague and the Czech Republic, and I can’t wait to bring you all along on for the ride.
I grew up in Nepal and moved to the United States in 2018. I love to follow film, literature, sociology, environment, culture, international politics, etc. I love to be social. I am vegetarian. I love to debate on various social topics. I love to forage wild foods.
Hi, I’m Katherine Chang. I’m a 3rd year student studying film and media arts and audio technology at American University. In my free time I like drawing, photography, and walking to places. I look forward to working and learning here, and I’m excited to share my experiences with you as well!
Hi, I’m Huiting. I’m 22 years old and was raised in Shanghai before I came to the United States to study graphic design in MICA. My design style is systematic and reduced, but I’m documenting all the playful moments in my daily life for future inspirations. I enjoy making ceramics and exploring local shops/events in my spare time. I’m looking forward to sharing my life in Osaka with you!
はじめまして！My name is Angel and I’m a senior at Howard University from Jacksonville, Florida. My goals for this semester are to improve my Japanese language ability and explore Osaka! I of course watch anime and read manga, but I also like creative writing, traveling, and trying different foods. During my semester abroad, I will be working towards completing a project aimed at helping more students study abroad. I can’t wait to share Osaka and Japan with you all! よろしくお願いいたします！
Hello! こんにちは！I’m Elizabeth, a rising junior at Lewis & Clark College, born and raised in Oregon. I’m an English major and Japanese minor because I love reading and writing fiction as well as learning about other languages and cultures! In my free time I like to draw, listen to music, and participate in choir. I’m looking forward to sharing photos of my experiences in Japan with you all!
مرحبا اسمي ايلي! I’m so excited to be a part of the Student Correspondent Team as a photographer for CET Jordan! I am from Kalamazoo, MI and am a rising junior at Kalamazoo College. I am a double major in Religion and Women, Gender, and Sexuality interested in looking into how religious ritual and practice intertwine with social life and norms. I love to travel and am excited to cultivate my Arabic language skills. In my free time I participate in student government as well as an acapella group on campus. I am a cactus mom and love to be outdoors, in addition to reading, painting, and hanging out with friends. Photos are my favorite way to look back on all experiences, and I look forward to sharing mine in Jordan through my photography!
اهلا اسمي مادي! I’m so excited to be a student blogger this fall in Amman, Jordan! I am from Bloomington, IN and currently study Government, Russian, and Middle East Studies at Dartmouth College. I started studying Arabic just last summer at Indiana University and am really looking forward to improving my Arabic while exploring Jordan. In college, I compete for Dartmouth’s figure skating team, participate in Model UN, do political science research, and give campus tours. One of my favorite hobbies, and something I can’t wait to do in Amman, is trying new cafes — you can never have too much coffee!