Spring 2020 Video Bloggers

Priscilla Alcocer
Colorado State University
Seoul, South Korea

Hello! My name is Priscilla Alcocer and I am a third year environmental health major. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and attend Colorado State University. This spring I will be studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea. I hope to discover a lot about myself while abroad and to challenge myself mentally. I love going on adventures and exploring new places, so I know my time in Seoul is going to be the best adventure yet!

Michaela Berzins
University of Alabama
Madrid, Spain

Hi! My name is Michaela, and I’m from just north of Indianapolis, Indiana. I’m a junior at the University of Alabama majoring in Marketing and minoring in Advertising, and I will be spending this Spring in Madrid studying at Universidad de Carlos III. My whole life I’ve dreamed of studying abroad after hearing stories of my parents who studied abroad when they were my age. After years of watching travel videos and dreaming about seeing the world, I am so grateful to have the opportunity to experience some of the countries I’ve only dreamed of visiting. I hope to make new friends, learn about the culture, strengthen my Spanish skills, and visit as many other countries as I can. I love capturing beauty and emotion through videography, and I am excited for the opportunity to create videos as an ISA Video Blogger!

Asmau Diallo
Carthage College
Gold Coast, Australia

HI everyone! My name is Asmau and I am a nomad at heart. I love to travel and share my experiences through my YouTube channel and my personal blog. I grew up in Botswana, but now I am a Junior at Carthage College studying Communications, specifically Film and Media Production. I am so excited to be able to continue to share my journey as an ISA Video Blogger!

Lauren Logan
University of Missouri – Kansas City
Busan, South Korea

Hi, my name is Lauren and I am grateful to be apart of the Spring 2020 ISA Featured Blogger Program. I hope to gain knowledge about South Korea’s culture, and learn more about myself. I am a Communications Studies Major with an emphasis in Public Relations.

Mizuleyka McCarthy
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Wellington, New Zealand

My name is Mizuleyka McCarthy, I am a sophomore film major and American Sign Language minor from Door County, Wisconsin and my dream is to be on Saturday Night Live. I go to school at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. What I hope to get out of your time abroad is I hope to take as many photos and videos I can. I honestly just hope to make the best of my time in Wellington. What makes you unique is that I have been traveling for a little big and my mom is from Peru. I really would like to learn to surf while in New Zealand!

Haadiya Numani
Arizona State University
Meknes, Morocco

Hi! My name is Haadiya Numani and I’m a student at Arizona State University studying Global Studies and Global Health. I’m interested in the international development field, particularly in relation to women’s empowerment, youth education, migration, and public health. I studied Arabic in Morocco through the NSLI-Y program and have returned this semester to continue studying Arabic. I love Arabic because of the diversity of the language and am determined to learn its various dialects. I also really enjoy photography and videography, especially in collaboration with musicians who need promotional material and concert shots.

Dylan Turner
University of Colorado – Boulder
Barcelona, Spain

Leah Vigil
Bethel University
Gold Coast, Australia

John Villalta
University of California – Merced
Seoul, South Korea

I’m a third year at The University of California, Merced studying Computer Science and Engineering (they might as well leave it as CS). During my time abroad, I want to be able to develop myself professionally and personally. Working on my friend-making skills while exploring the large city is one of the things I am most set on. What makes me stand out most to other bloggers is that I have 5 years of content on my YouTube channel. I plan to utilize my film making skills to display my experiences and my host university to others.