Summer 2023 Featured Bloggers

Mallory Pool
Oklahoma State University
Dublin, Ireland

My name is Mallory Pool. I am a student at Oklahoma State University studying journalism and communications. From a young age, I always loved reading and writing. I knew that in the future, I would be doing it as a career. I hope that my time in Ireland, especially with it being my first time out of the country, will open my eyes to new cultures and experiences that I can take into my future career.

Emma Knutty
University of Pittsburgh
Malaga, Spain

Hi! My name is Emma Knutty, and I am currently a third-year student at the University of Pittsburgh. I am studying anthropology, global health, and Spanish. I hope to improve my Spanish language skills and learn more about the local culture in Málaga. I want to utilize my background knowledge in anthropology to understand the differences between cultural ways in the United States and Spain and portray those differences through my blog posts. I love to travel, hang out with friends, try new cuisines, listen to music, and exercise.

Cameron Weller
Seattle Pacific University

Berlin, Germany

Hi all! I’m Cameron. I am a biochemie (biochemistry) bachelor at SPU. I am starting the ISA program in Berlin to get the language learning credits required by my university. The program here with ISA is both faster and cheaper than (or at least on par with) three quarters at SPU! So it was a no-brainer to go. Aside from doing biochemistry research and scientific work, I also have many technical hobbies. I fly drones and tinker/design lots of stuff.

Kylee Simpson
Featured Identity & Inclusion Blogger
Marymount Manhattan College
Granada, Spain

My name is Kylee Simpson, and I am based in New York City, NY! My pronouns are she/her, and I am a queer woman who is deeply passionate and involved in social justice advocacy regarding immigration rights, women’s rights, as well as queer rights. I am currently studying in Granada, Spain, with the goal of becoming fluent in Spanish in order to speak to a wider array of clients and peers! As a queer woman, my goal within this space is to demonstrate how to travel safely and still enjoy all the world has to offer!

Valeria Garcia
University of Tampa
Paris, France

Meet Valeria Garcia! She is going for her bachelor’s degree in finance and master’s in business administration. She has studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain, and now is studying in Paris, France. She will be studying the French language for two months at The Catholic University of Paris. She looks forward to being able to speak French.

Heloise Cenac
Arizona State University
Rome, Italy

Hi, I’m Heloise, and I’m a sophomore studying at Arizona State University and majoring in marketing. I’m spending my summer studying abroad at the American University of Rome in the beautiful city of Rome, Italy. Having the opportunity to study abroad in Italy is a dream come true! Ever since I was young, I’ve had a passion for writing, photography, and traveling. I’m so excited to use my passions to showcase my adventures abroad! Some of my hobbies include film photography, reading, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. I can’t wait to dive headfirst into incredible adventures in Italy!

Caroline Ingraham
Ohio State University
Valencia, Spain

Hi! My name is Caroline Ingraham. I’m a student at The Ohio State University studying communications and Spanish. I like painting, cooking, running, and reading. I grew up in North Carolina and always enjoy walks and bike rides through nature. I’m currently staying with a host family and studying in Valencia at la Universitat de València. I hope to share my experiences with other students who are considering studying abroad. I have loved learning about the rich history and culture of the city. I’m getting to practice my Spanish skills daily and am enjoying every minute of my time abroad!

Luke Lampley
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Barcelona, Spain

My name is Luke Lampley, and I am from Knoxville, Tennessee. I really enjoy the outdoors, travel, sports, and creating/selling unique art. I am a junior at UT and have been managing the social media accounts for Tennessee athletics programs since my freshman year. I have also been taking photos with a Canon camera for a little over a year. I am super excited to be in Europe for the first time and have loved planning my own trips, taking pictures, and journaling so far. I plan on doing anything and everything I can!

Anya Sesay
Harvard University
Valparaiso, Chile

Hey y’all! My name is Anya Sesay, and I wanna tell stories. For this purpose, I often call myself a journalist. But more accurately, I am a woman who has seen words create beauty and who has used them for this same purpose: to exhume suppressed truths, to paint joy where loneliness had once marked its place, to imagine a world beyond the mundanity to which we’ve grown accustomed. This summer, I’ll be in Chile, putting words to all the beauty I’ve breathed in and all of the lessons I will carry with me. Hope you enjoy. <3

Colin Streitman
Appalachian State University
Oxford, England

Hey everyone! My name is Collin Streitman. I am 21 years old and from Charlotte, North Carolina. I am a senior at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, majoring in computer science and minoring in computer information systems. This month, I am studying artificial intelligence abroad at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. I am naturally a very curious and creative thinker, and I hope to gain a greater perspective of my field through studying abroad. I am also heavily involved at my home university as a Resident Assistant and Orientation Leader.