Spring 2019

Former Video Bloggers: Spring 2019

Julia Dergunov
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Sydney, Australia (WorldStrides ISA CP / ISA Internships)
Heyo, I am Julia Dergunov. I am from Chattanooga, Tennessee studying at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I am passionate about advertising, video editing, and an adventure enthusiast. I am excited to share my video explorations and experiences around Australia.
Keep up with me @jdergie.

Logan Hurley
Montclair State university
London, England

Parker Kenney
University of Kentucky
Barcelona, Spain
Senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in Finance and Environmental and Sustainability Studies with a minor in International Business – Studying in Barcelona! I enjoy traveling internationally capturing unique photos/videos and meeting new folks. My recent trip was a safari in Tanzania! I hope to be active in the Barcelona community, taking any opportunity to participate in outdoor recreation and indulging in local cuisine.

Bella Mack
University of Minnesota Duluth
Seoul, South Korea

Kaila Marcum-French
University of Tennessee
Sydney, Australia (Worldstrides ISA CP / ISA Internships)
Hello! I am Kaila, born and raised in Middle Tennessee. Although I love Tennessee, I was ready to take a step out of my comfort zone and studying abroad in Sydney, Australia was going to be that step for me. I have never traveled out of the country which can be kind of scary, but this has been the best decision of my life!
Background: I am a Junior at The University of Tennessee. I am a proud fur momma to my little pup named Javy (Yes, after my favorite baseball player). I love hiking, boating, and enjoying life.

Lauren McDowell-Roach
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Galway, Ireland

Annemarie Nucup
Saint Mary’s College of California
San Jose, Costa Rica
Hey Y’all! My name is Annemarie. I am an Ethnic Studies major and a Justice, Community and Leadership single subject minor at Saint Mary’s College of CA (Go Gaels!). Most days you will find me binge watching Brooklyn Nine Nine or exploring the Bay Area. I cannot wait to embark on my journey in San Jose, Costa Rica this spring. I am excited to step outside of my comfort zone and make memories that will last me a lifetime. Remember, “If there is a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it,” (Toni Morrison). I cannot wait to share this adventure with you all!

Vanessa Ruiz
St. Edwards University
Bilbao, Spain
Hellooo everyone! My Names is Vanessa and I’m a Kinesiology major at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. Studying abroad has been a long time goal of mine so I am crazy excited to be studying in Spain this semester. I look forward to experiencing the culture and documenting it all along the way. I hope my videos will inspire other students to pursue their own study abroad journey!

Jada Small
New England College
Milan, Italy

Jack Stockstill
University of Oklahoma
Valencia, Spain
Hello, my name is Jack Stockstill and I’m a student at the University of Oklahoma studying Advertising. By studying in Spain, I hope to gain a new appreciation for the language and culture that I will find myself surrounded in. This new perspective will potentially translate into more well-rounded and unique content that will hopefully inspire not only myself but others as well. I will take this opportunity to share what the world looks like through my eyes on a platform dedicated to students experiencing a way of life different from their own.

Catherine Xuan
University of Sydney
Shanghai, China (ISA Internships)
Hey there! My name is Catherine and I’m a first year a the University of Sydney in Australia. I hope to gain valuable work experience and an understanding of the cultural and professional differences between Australia and China overseas. I’ve recently started exploring video filming and editing through short videos with my friends and colleagues but has quickly become a passion of mine. I hope to able to accurately capture the highlights of my internship experience and share my adventures with everyone.