UWT Study Abroad Bloggers

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Follow along with the UW Tacoma students who will be studying abroad during summer and early fall of 2018 by reading their blogs here

Summer 2018 Bloggers: 

Vanessa Emanuel

Ecuador: Spanish Language and Culture 

Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Expected Graduation: Spring 2019

Vanessa will be participating in the study abroad program in Quito, Ecuador during Summer A Term. She has a love and fascination for Latino and Hispanic culture and is excited to learn and share her experiences with her peers. She is a very fun loving as outgoing person and is looking forward to meeting new friends and soaking up everything Ecuadorian culture has to offer.

 

An Nguyen 

Mainland China and Taiwan: Crossing the Strait 

Field of study: Global Studies with a focus on East Asian studies, and minor in Criminal Justice

Expected graduation: Spring 2019

I was born in Vietnam and had moved to the United States nine years ago. My passion for traveling and learning about the world stems from my past of being an immigrant from a third-world country to a first-world country. And when I am talking about third, second and first world countries, it is their ideologies that I am talking about. The differences in the societies that I lived in opened my eyes. It made me more perceptible to the diverse world. Hence, my goal of becoming a world traveler.

With my passion and dream of world traveling, I am majoring in Global Studies and learning Chinese. Even though I do not know what I want my career to be, all I know is that I will be traveling for whatever job I will take on. In order to quench my traveling thirst, I will be attending a study abroad program called Mainland and China: Crossing the Strait.

Molica Chau

JSIS/Hellenic Studies Greece: Greece and Europe- Travelers, Migrants, and Tourists 

Field of study: Global Studies

Expected graduation: Winter 2019

Molica is senior at UW Tacoma. She is also a local artist in Tacoma, WA. She enjoys taking photos of street art and occasionally writes poetry. She will be attending the UW Seattle summer 2018 JSIS Greece Study Abroad Program.

 

 

Kaylen Vine 

Central Europe: Themes of Psychology in Culture, Heros, and Food

Field of Study: Psychology

Expected Graduation: Spring 2018

Kaylen is looking forward to exploring the novel cultural experiences afforded by the Central Europe: Themes of Psychology in Culture, Heroes, and Food study abroad program. She finds cultural competency and immersive interaction to be essential character building-blocks to an individual and anticipates expanding on her personal growth. This will be her first study abroad program and her last undergraduate courses before transitioning into graduate study

Early Fall 2018 Bloggers: 

Miles Cameron

Argentina: Urban Field Experience 

Field of Study: Sustainable Urban Development

Expected graduation: Spring 2019

My name is Miles Cameron and I am going to be going to Buenos Aires this August. I am excited to apply what I have learned in my Urban Studies classes to an international city with lots of culture and history.

 

Katlyne Clark 

Italy: When in Rome: Intercultural Business Communication

Field of study: Arts and Sciences; minor in Environmental Studies

Expected graduation: Spring 2019

My name Is Katlyne Clark. I am a full time professional working as a Compliance Coordinator and a full time student working towards my Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. My current career goal is to combine my professional and educational experiences by going into public policy with an emphasis on environmental issues or social/community change. To aid in my educational goals and add some culture to my life, I will be studying Intercultural Communications in Rome, Italy for the early fall quarter for the When in Rome TBUS 490 program.