<p class="MsoBodyText" style="margin-top:2.35pt; margin-right:10.3pt; margin-bottom:.0001pt; margin-left:5.0pt">Hi all! My name is Gwen, and I’m a junior majoring in Political Science and Anthropology with a concentration in Global Health at the University of Vermont. I love taking photos, being outside, and pretty much every dog I’ve ever met. I’ve never been to the Southern Hemisphere before and am looking forward to studying abroad in Cape Town and escaping New England mid-winter. This semester abroad, I look forward to traveling as much as possible and (hopefully) learning to cook for myself. Wish me luck!</p>
Blogs by Gwen Marquis
A Playlist for Traveling & Study Abroad
A little more than just Africa by Toto.
Beauty & Barbed Wire
I officially have only a few days left in South Africa, and it’s a strange feeling. Mostly, I’m trying to figure out how to walk away from this experience.
A Caffeinated Guide to Cape Town
Great coffee and good times in the Mother City.
How We Chose Cape Town
Profiles of current Cape Town students, plus recommendations from a group of students with diverse interests!
Things I Do (& Don't) Miss From Home
The pros and cons of being far from home.
Not Your Average Spring Break
Spring break (or “vac”) at UCT came the first week of April, and with its advent came incredible views, new foods, and a crash course in how not to tangle your...
Water, Water, Everywhere?
Myths & realities of the semester study abroad student.
Hitting the Ground Running
Orientation & first impressions in the rainbow nation