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Cassandra Lopez (she/her)

Photo of Cassadra at La Casa de Las Lenguas

Hola! I’m Cassandra (or Cassie), and I’ll be studying abroad in Oviedo, Spain for the spring of my junior year. I chose to immerse myself in the Spanish culture to further pursue my passions for language and storytelling. Inspired by Spain’s history and its connection to my Puerto Rican roots, I craved opportunities to build a deeper relationship with myself, my voice, and my own culture. I’m interested to see the influence Spain has on the rest of Latin America and how it translates into architecture, literature, traditions, and even my own Latinx identity.

Position: 
Storyteller
Major(s): 
Spanish and English with creative writing concentration

Patricia Almodovar (she/her)

Patricia Almodovar standing in the Théâtre Gallo Romain de Lyon

Hi, I'm Patricia Almodovar! I'm studying abroad in Lyon, France for my final semester as a senior at Temple. I'm a double majoring in economics and global studies and minoring in French. As a first generation college, student I'm beyond excited to embark on a new adventure and I look forward to working towards my goal of becoming fluent in French. Lyon is the gastronomical capital of the world, so I can't wait to try new foods and explore what the city has to offer!

Position: 
Storyteller
Major(s): 
Economics and Global Studies
Minor(s): 
French

Brenna Torrence

Photo of Brenna Torrence seated and wearing a light blue sweater and gray hat

Hi everyone, my name is Brenna and I am studying abroad at Lancaster University this spring. I'm a sophomore public health major, and I'm very excited to share one of the first health major perspectives as a storyteller while in England! I'm looking forward to exploring the similarities and differences between the American culture and the English culture through my time in England, and to expand my knowledge on healthcare systems and policies from another country's perspective!

Position: 
Storyteller
Major(s): 
Public Health

Miles Mack

photo of Miles in Rome

Miles spent his sophomore fall semester at Temple Rome. He has always wanted to study in Rome to understand more about his roots which are Italian, but also African American and Japanese. That's actually one of the reasons why he chose to study at Temple, because of its two campuses in Rome and Tokyo. He is also passionate about the automotive world and thanks to the amazing internship department at Temple Rome, Miles worked at Mercedes as part of his business internship. He saw this opportunity as a dream come true!

Position: 
Storyteller
Major(s): 
International Business Administration

Anna Cahn (she/her)

photo of Anna in a field

Hi, my name's Anna and I went to Rome to study abroad in the fall! I am joined Temple for my semester abroad but I'm actually a student at Colorado College (I'm completing a double major in Psychology and Art Studio). I was so excited to take several studio art classes in Rome! While I love to paint and sculpt, I also love anything outdoors and anything to do with food. Another reason I was so excited to go to Rome for a semester was to experience Judaism in the city. The history, the traditions, the synagogues and the songs.

Position: 
Storyteller
Major(s): 
Psychology, Art Studio

Nyah Tinsley (she/her)

This is me standing in front of one of the waterfalls at La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Costa Rica.

I'm Nyah Tinsley and I am studied abroad during the fall semester of my senior year in Heredia, Costa Rica. At Temple, I am majoring in global studies and the Spanish language and have learned a lot about Spanish-speaking cultures. My hope is to continue learning that while I am in Costa Rica and to improve my fluency in Spanish. Writing is a hobby of mine so I am excited to share with you my experiences abroad. Being a biracial African American, I also hope to offer insight on what it can be like being a minority in a different country and can't wait to share what I find out.

Position: 
Storyteller
Major(s): 
Global Studies and Spanish

Miquela Berge (she/her)

In the ruins of the Duernstein Castle in Lower Austria

Hi! My name is Miquela, and I will be spending my sophomore year studying abroad at the University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. As a passionate German and global studies major, I am more than excited to live and learn in a place where I can further explore the literature, linguistics, and complexities of one of my favorite foreign languages. As someone who studied abroad in both Munich and Austria during high school, I am also curious to see how port and industrial cities like Hamburg differ from their Alpine counterparts.

Position: 
Storyteller
Major(s): 
German and Global Studies

Rebekah Harding (she/her)

This is a picture of me at the iconic Ewha Campus Complex— taking a picture here is a right of passage for Ewha students.

Hi! I'm Rebekah and I'll be studying abroad at Ewha Woman's University during the fall of my senior year. At Temple, I study journalism and Asian studies and run the independent lifestyle magazine, REFINE magazine, alongside a team of other editorial-loving Temple students. I studied abroad at Yonsei University through a summer external program in 2019 and I couldn't wait to get back to Korea. I hope to provide some useful perspective on what it's like studying abroad during your senior year and how to navigate a double major while abroad.

Position: 
Storyteller
Major(s): 
Journalism and Asian Studies

Rashi Singhal

Rashi Singhal - Culture and Identity Envoy in Rome
Rashi is a psychology major at Temple and studied abroad at Temple University Rome during the Spring 2021 semester. She recalls her time abroad as eye opening and life changing. During her time abroad, Rashi participated in the Culture and Identity Envoy Program, tutored English to Italian high schoolers, and was a program facilitator for Dr. Laura DiGiunta's Workings of the Mind project. Rashi loves to read, go to concerts, and explore new places.
Position: 
Storyteller
Major(s): 
Psychology

Erin Knotek

photo of Erin Knotek

Hi! My name is Erin, and I am a junior studying psychology and Spanish. I will be spending this summer in Oviedo, Spain. I am passionate about mental health awareness, people, and language, and I hope to provide a unique prospective in my blogs about the intersection of these topics. I'm so excited to engage with the community and culture of Oviedo, so that I can strengthen my Spanish skills and make meaningful connections with the people and places I encounter while abroad.

Position: 
Storyteller
Major(s): 
Psychology & Spanish

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