Summer 2023 Photo Bloggers

Sebastian Almonte
Stevens Institute of Technology
Seville, Spain

My name is Sebastian Almonte, and I am a first-generation college student. I grew up in Little Ferry, New Jersey, and am proudly Dominican and Salvadorian. My passion for photography started in 2020 during the beginning of the pandemic as a way to creatively escape reality. Along with photography, I have a passion for soccer, with my favorite team being Real Madrid, and martial arts, more specifically Muay Thai, which I began training a year ago. By studying abroad, I hope to broaden my horizons, network with new people, and immerse myself in Spanish culture, language, and traditions.

Natalie Swinehart
Washington University
Paris, France

Hello! My name is Natalie Swinehart, and I am studying abroad in Paris this summer! I attend Washington University in St. Louis, where I study psychology on the pre-physical therapy track. I am also on the varsity track and field team. I look forward to meeting new people from my program and fully incorporating myself into the French culture. I am excited to also learn about the history of Paris, both inside the classroom and from discovering the city.