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MacKenzie Bonner

MacKenzie Bonner

MacKenzie, an international business student from just outside of Philadelphia, studied abroad in Oviedo, Spain the summer after her freshman year. On campus at Temple, MacKenzie served as a Corps Member for Jumpstart and was a member of the International Business Association, BHSA, RHA, and Alpha Xi Delta. MacKenzie is an unapologetic country music fan and coffee addict, and loves spending time writing, painting, and trying to appear less clumsy than she actually is. 

Position: 
Storyteller
Study Abroad Program Alum
Major(s): 
International Business (Marketing Concentration)
Minor(s): 
Spanish

Angela Gervasi

Angela Gervasi

Angela, a journalism major from South Philly, studied abroad in Italy the summer after her freshman year. She's always loved writing, and hopes to someday write about and report on public and international relations. Angela studied ballet for eight years of her life and was always enamored with playing guitar and singing. In other words, art is something that she's always really appreciated, which is why she was so excited to live in a city like Rome. 

 

Position: 
Storyteller
Major(s): 
Journalism

Monique Suaco

photo of Monique in a market

While a student at Temple, Monique was a double major in advertisting (art direction track) and film & media arts (BFA media arts track). The summer after her freshman year, she traveled to her dream location, Tokyo, and studied abroad at TUJ.  In addition to photoblogging for the Study Abroad Office, Monique worked part-time as a writing tutor at TUJ and produced content for a tourist website at an internship. By far the most incredible part of her experience was staying with her host family, eating authentic, homemade Japanese food everyday, and delving into the culture first hand.

Major(s): 
Advertising, Film and Media Arts

Jessica Benmen

Jessica Benmen

Jess, a New York City native from Colgate University, studied abroad in Rome, Italy during her junior year. On campus at Colgate, Jess was a section editor for the school newspaper, the interfaith VP of the Jewish Union, and a research assistant (she worked on a paper about flash mobs, a. k. a. the coolest scholarly article you'll ever read). She was also involved in Colgate's Challah for Hunger chaper, the school's literary journal, and Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Position: 
Storyteller
Study Abroad Program Alum
Major(s): 
English & Religion

Lori Moore

Lori Moore, blogger in Rome

Lori grew up in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, where she is known for doing cartwheels. She learned a lot from competitive gymnastics, but after twelve years, was physically and mentally ready to experience something else, somewhere else. Lori moved to Philadelphia to study kinesiology and got involved with the Honors Activity Board, the Exercise Science Association, intramural flag football, and balance and concussion research, all at Temple.

Position: 
Storyteller
Study Abroad Program Alum
Major(s): 
Kinesiology

Colleen McGettigan

Colleen McGettigan, blogger in Jamaica

Colleen, an education major pursuing her masters in special education from Lancaster, PA, studied abroad in Yallahs, Jamaica. She served as the president of Temple's women's club lacrosse team, as well as a big sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, working out, and spending time with her friends and family. According to Colleen, the best part of living abroad was having her eyes opened to a totally new way of living.

Position: 
Storyteller
Study Abroad Program Alum
Major(s): 
Early Childhood Education/Special Education (in Temple's 4+1 Masters of Special Education Program)

Ello Shertzer

Elisabeth Shertzer, blogger in Germany

Get to know Ello! 

"I studied in Temple's Boyer College of Music and Dance. I grew up in Devon, just outside Philadelphia, and came to Temple in the fall of 2010. I majored in Music Theory with a minor in German. My interest in German began because my family is German: my grandmother is Bavarian and she has family members in Germany. I spent five weeks studying abroad through Temple’s Germany program this past summer.

Position: 
Storyteller
Study Abroad Program Alum
Major(s): 
Music Theory
Minor(s): 
German

Halana Dash

Halana Dash, student blogger in Paris

Halana, an English major with a French minor, studied abroad during the summer of 2014 in Paris, France and during the fall of 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand. While abroad, Halana blogged for Temple, interned at a Kiwi start-up, WWOOFed, and immersed herself in the local communities. She is a huge Seinfeld fan, loves photography, and is now a victim of the travel bug. She can't wait to see where she ends up next!

Position: 
Internship
Storyteller
Major(s): 
English
Minor(s): 
French

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