Xhena Baci, an international business and marketing major in the Fox Honors program, hails from Malvern, PA, but is originally from Albania. Prior to her departure for Rome, Xhena was most excited to explore Italian art and cuisine, visit a few other European countries, and have the experience of living in another country.
Nora, a Pennsylvania native studying at a small college in Tennessee, studied abroad with Temple Japan during her junior year. Outside of travelling, Nora is involved in her school's on-campus farm, a sorority, and a theme house devoted to fostering literary culture among students. In Japan, she took several film and anthropology classes and was excited to enrich her Japanese after studying the language for two years.
Nina, a junior Spanish major in the Honors program, is passionate about anything pertaining to language, people, and the arts, and she rarely turns down the opportunity to try something new. Her favorite pastimes include writing and playing music, cooking and trying new foods, exploring new places, and spending time in nature. She was thrilled to open her heart and mind to the adventures and lessons that Spain provided during her time living abroad.
Hey, I'm Morgan, and I studied abroad when I was a sophomore at Temple! I mostly like to read and travel, and I'm usually doing one or the other. At Temple, I was a member of Spanish Club, at least when I could make it to the meetings. I also taught ESL classes in South Philadelphia at the Garces Foundation. I studied abroad in Valparaíso, a cute city on the coast of Chile, and I was there from February to December. I couldn't wait to see what this experience was going to bring, and I was beyond psyched to be spending (almost) an entire year living in South America!
Julia Press, a native New Yorker from Tufts University majoring in political science and sociology, studied abroad during her junior year at Temple Rome. She loves carving out her own corner in big cities and was excited to explore all of Rome's hidden gems. Outside of travelling, Julia is passionate about podcasts, crossword puzzles, and photography, and loves connecting to new cultures through food.
Dylan, journalism major and Spanish minor from Philadelphia, PA, lived in Philadelphia for his entire life up until he decided to study abroad for a semester in Oviedo, Spain. At Temple, Dylan's concentration is photojournalism, which he was attracted to after five years of photographing live music. His experiences behind the lens led him to a position as a photoblogger, which he hoped would enhance his experience in Spain. Outside of photography, Dylan enjoys seeing his favorite bands and DJs live, editing photos, and hanging out with friends.
Conor, a political science and global security major from Boston, MA, studied international affairs and security studies in Berlin, Germany. At Temple, he served as the president of the College Democrats and the Global Studies Society. He was particularly excited to take his passion for politics and international affairs to Berlin, the capital of Germany and a center of European politics. Prior to departing, Dylan was excited to immerse himself in German culture and live like a real Berliner through his homestay abroad. A quote from Conor before his departure for Germany?
David Solomon, a risk management and insurance major with a minor in international business, studied abroad in Korea during his junior year. Originally from Allentown, PA, David always wanted to live in a foreign country and connect with his Korean heritage. In his free time, he enjoys listening to and playing music, an avid concert attendee, bassist, and guitarist. He was particularly excited for his time in Korea because of his ability to experience the native culture, food, landscapes, and language.
Kaia, a psychology major from Kentucky, studied abroad in Germany during her senior year of high school, which inspired her to spend a semester abroad in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to her Temple abroad experience, Kaia had never visited Asia and was excited to explore Japan and immerse herself in Japanese culture. Outside of travelling, she loves bookstores, waffled, hand-written letters, getting lost in big cities, puppies, and laughing a lot.
Cian, a global studies major specializing in global security with a minor in French, spent a semester at Sciences Po Lyon during his senior year. In addition to blogging for Education Abroad, Cian was vice president of Temple's Irish Dance Team and a member of several political student organizations. His passion for French culture and language led him to a job in France after graduating from Temple, where he currently resides.
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