Bonjour! Honora had a double major in English and French in the Honors Program, and did a full French immersion program as a junior. She is originally from Baltimore, Maryland but claimed Philly as her home away from home. She loves to listen to lifestyle podcasts, finds comfort in researching restaurants on yelp, and celebrates her annual trips to music festivals across the country. With a passion for linguistics, cultural exploration, and gastronomy, she hoped to be challenged and enlightened by her time in France.
Sam, a Journalism and Political Science student from Juliustown, NJ, studied abroad in Moscow, Russia during his junior year after two years of studying Russian at Temple. At home, Sam served as the Vice President for Temple's Political Science Society and worked as an Owl Team Leader with incoming freshmen. Sam's experience in Russia was his first time leaving the country. In his spare time, he can be found playing video games and volleyball.
Featured Post From Sam's Blog: "A Queer Community in Russia"
John Parkinson, a Marketing, Spanish, and Theater student from Delaware Country, PA, studied in Spain the summer after his sophomore year. After more than eight years of studying Spanish language, John was excited to strengthen his skills in Oviedo. Outside of speaking Spanish, John enjoys acting, singing, video games, Netflix, and nature, and participated in the American Marketing Association, Broadway on Broad, and Temple Honors Appalachia.
Featured Post From John's Blog: exploring family history in Lugo, Spain
Chris, an Honors music composition major from the Lehigh Valley, PA, studied abroad in Rome, the Eternal City, during his junior year. In his free time, Chris dabbles in web design and programming, violin, piano, mandolin, and is interested in scoring soundtracks for video games. Much of his motivation for studying in Rome came from his love for the Italian masters, including Ottorino Respighi.
Featured Post From Chris' Blog: "Roman Fountains, Alpine Meadows, and Old Pianos"
Nick, a Biochemistry major with an Art History minor from Lancaster, PA, studied abroad in Tokyo, Japan during his junior year. His favorite activities outside of travelling include reading, collecting records, and playing video games. One of Nick's main motivations for studying abroad in Japan was to boost his Japanese language skills.
Featured Post From Nick's Blog: "Summer Festivals in Japan"
Josephyne King (Josie or Jo for short), a marketing major with a digital media engagement minor from Allentown, PA, studied abroad in Japan during her junior year. Outside of travelling, Josie works as a writing tutor in the business school and is a member of Temple University's Diamond Band. She also had the opportunity to intern in London. Josie was most excited for her abroad experience in Japan because she wanted to experience a completely different culture and also because of her internship there.
Bisi, a political science major from Tolland, CT, studied abroad in Ghana during her senior year. She was most excited to visit Ghana because she is ethnically Ghanaian and wanted to learn more about her ancestry and Ghanaian culture. At Temple, Bisi was a Peer Advisor for the College of Liberal Arts and the president of an on-campus organization called Hosting Our Own Talks.
Featured Post From Bisi's Blog: "The Missing Piece to My Identity: Reflections on Studying Abroad in Ghana"
Julia, a public health student from Flourtown, PA, studied abroad in India during her senior year. She also spent an entire academic year abroad prior to living in India. Julia's greatest passions are travelling, taking photographs, and immersing herself in cultures around the world. On campus, she works as an emergency preparedness planner with the Office of Emergency Management.
Featured Post from Julia's Blog: "Food, Prayer, and Dance!"
Kayla served as Temple's Japan photoblogger for the spring 2018 semester. A double major in studio art and Japanese, Kayla welcomed the opportunity to capture simple yet exceedingly special moments abroad through the lens of her camera, hoping to give both herself and others a different perspective of Japanese culture. Outside of photography, her hobbies include playing video games, watching movies and anime, and creating short films.
Rebecca, an English literature major with a major love for all things English literature and culture, decided to take her obsession to a new level by living in Norwich, England for a semester at the University of East Anglia. Prior to going abroad, Rebecca most looked forward to experiencing the Norfolk County library system and expanding on her love for libraries. Outside of her studies, Rebecca can be found playing guitar, listening to music, or reading a great book. She aspires to become a librarian with a specialization in children's literature.