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IDEA Bloggers (named for our Initiative to Diversify Education Abroad) are students of diverse background, as regards race, ethnicity, sexual orientation/identity, non-traditional major, disability, socio-economic status, and/or as first-generation in their family to attend college, who share how their identities intersect with their study abroad experience.


Laura Gerson


American University
London - Fall 2017
London - Health Practice & Policy

Elizabeth Couse


Cornell University
Freiburg - Fall 2017
Freiburg - Environmental Studies & Sustainability

Sophia Kupervaser-Gould


Brandeis University
Rome - Fall 2017
Rome - Language & Area Studies

Caitlin Blohm


Santa Clara University
Siena - Fall 2017
Siena - Study in Tuscany

Robrenisha Williams


Barnard College - Columbia University
Multi-Location: Buenos Aires & Santiago - Fall 2017
Multi-Location - Emerging Economies: Buenos Aires & Santiago

Aidan Dennis


Babson College
Multi-Location: Buenos Aires & Santiago - Fall 2017
Multi-Location - Emerging Economies: Buenos Aires & Santiago

Miranda Stewart


Sarah Lawrence College
Dublin - Fall 2017
Dublin - Writer's Program

Jessica Ramirez


Santa Clara University
Barcelona - Fall 2017
Barcelona - Liberal Arts & Business

Esteban Angeles


University of Richmond
Freiburg - Fall 2017
European Union

Patrick Houston


Swarthmore College
Santiago - Summer 2017
Santiago Summer - Internship

Anna Ortega


Indiana University
Dublin - Summer 2017
Dublin Summer - Irish Studies

Lauren Anderson


University of the Pacific
Barcelona - Summer 2017
Barcelona Summer - Language Intensive

Daniel De Boulay


The New School - Eugene Lang
Tokyo - Summer 2017
Tokyo Summer

Soondos Mulla-Ossman


Xavier University (OH)
Tokyo - Summer 2017
Tokyo Summer

Grace McGovern


Illinois Wesleyan University
Dublin - Spring 2017
Dublin - Writer's Program

Beatriz Cavalcante


Hofstra University
Barcelona - Spring 2017
Barcelona - Liberal Arts & Business

Angela Pupino


American University
London - Spring 2017
London - Health Practice & Policy

Molly Small


University of Pittsburgh
Dublin - Spring 2017
Dublin - Entrepreneurship & Technology

Lucy Swett


Lehigh University
Shanghai - Spring 2017
Shanghai - Engineering

Timothy Valero


Occidental College
Tokyo - Spring 2017
Tokyo - Language & Culture

Elizabeth Azevedo


University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Buenos Aires - Spring 2017
Buenos Aires - Latin American Societies & Cultures

Maria Amorosso


Colgate University
Salamanca - Spring 2017
Salamanca - Study in Salamanca

Brian Lucksinger


University of Wisconsin Sch of Business
London - Spring 2017
London Direct Enrollment - City, University of London

Amanda Landaverde


Gustavus Adolphus College
Buenos Aires - Spring 2017
Buenos Aires - Advanced Spanish Immersion

Aiman Khan


University of Virginia
Vienna - Spring 2017
Vienna - Music

Keila Garcia


University of Texas - Austin
Freiburg - Spring 2017
European Union

Mary Minor


Trinity University
Beijing - Spring 2017
Beijing - Contemporary China & Chinese Language

April Johnson


Harvard University
Vienna - Spring 2017
Vienna - European Society & Culture

Sarina Klein


University of Portland
Nantes - Fall 2016
Nantes - French Language Immersion & Area Studies

Katrina Matthews-Mcgann


Pomona College
Salamanca - Fall 2016
Salamanca - Study in Salamanca

Millie Koong


Mount Holyoke College
Nagoya - Fall 2016
Nagoya Direct Enrollment - Nanzan University

Courtney Thomas, Jr.


University of Rochester
Rome - Fall 2016
Rome - Language & Area Studies

Mariah Greico


University of Rochester
Madrid - Fall 2016
Madrid - Language & Area Studies

Catherine Holzman


Penn State University
Rabat - Fall 2016
Rabat - Study in Rabat

Shana Pike


Lawrence University
Amsterdam - Fall 2016
Amsterdam - Study in Amsterdam

Katherine Holdcroft


Western Washington University
Vienna - Fall 2016
Vienna - European Society & Culture

Alexandra Hall Rocha


Santa Clara University
Paris - Fall 2016
Paris - French Studies

Renato Dornelas


Skidmore College
Auckland - Fall 2016
Auckland Direct Enrollment - University Of Auckland

Emily Okikawa


Franklin & Marshall College
Tokyo - Fall 2016
Tokyo - Language & Culture

Laura Plata


Yale University
Arles - Summer 2016
Arles Summer - Study in Provence

Alexander Mitchell


Yale University
Madrid - Summer 2016
Madrid Summer

Adrienne Lane


University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Rabat - Summer 2016
Rabat Summer - Arabic Language

Analise Ober


University of Puget Sound
London - Summer 2016
London Summer - UK Today

Alexander Johnson


Northwestern University
Barcelona - Summer 2016

Natalie Weiss


Smith College
Amsterdam - Summer 2016
Amsterdam Summer - Society, Culture & Gender in Amsterdam

Louis Jablowski


Penn State University
Beijing - Summer 2016
Beijing Summer - Language Intensive

Rikki Porter


University Of California-Santa Cruz
Buenos Aires - Summer 2016
Buenos Aires Summer - Language & Argentine Studies

Maysam Alani


Northwestern University
Tokyo - Summer 2016
Tokyo Summer

Angelica Martinez


University of Illinois at Chicago
Santiago - Spring 2016
Multi-Location - Emerging Economies: Buenos Aires & Santiago

Kaylie Padgett


Knox College
Dublin - Spring 2016
Dublin - Writer's Program

Kelsie Seehusen


Skidmore College
Vienna - Spring 2016
Vienna - Music

Nana Akua Mensah


Yale University
Milan - Spring 2016
Milan - Italy Today

Mónica Zorrilla


Haverford College
Barcelona - Spring 2016
Barcelona - Advanced Spanish Studies

Tiffany Mckinnon


University of Minnesota
Tokyo - Spring 2016
Tokyo - Language & Culture

Kevin V Au


University of Rochester
London - Spring 2016
London - Health Practice & Policy

Kelsey Takahashi-Brummer


University of Portland
Nantes - Spring 2016
Nantes - French Language Immersion & Area Studies

Tre Nowaczynski


Macalester College
Granada - Spring 2016
Granada - Study in Granada

Kristie Le


Tufts University
Nagoya - Spring 2016
Nagoya Direct Enrollment - Nanzan University

Muhammad Ahmed Bahram Khan


Gustavus Adolphus College
Freiburg - Spring 2016
European Union