Kathleen, a global studies and Spanish major from "just outside" of Philadelphia, spent her junior year in Quito, Ecuador after spending her first two years at Temple as a member of the school's service immersion programs, which led her to the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. She also participated in the Latin American Studies Semester and lived in Costa Rica for three weeks. Her experience taking immersive Spanish classes at Temple adn her passion for culture, language, and people made her particularly excited to live in South America for an enitre academic year.
Anitta, an English major from Des Plaines, IL, studied abroad in Tokyo during her junior year. Originally a student from Davidson College in North Carolina, Anitta was excited to break out of what she calls the "Davidson bubble" during her abroad experience in Japan. At Davidson, Anitta is an avid crafter and reader, and works as a reading tutor.
Ryo Wulf, an art and psychology major from Tokyo, Japan studied abroad at Temple's Rome campus during his senior year. At home in Japan, Ryo works in TUJ's art department and has been honing his interests in drawing, crafting, and painting. Ryo was excited to visit Italy for the delicious Italian food, and a little nervous to navigate Italy with a limited Italian vocabulary.
Tyler, an art history and classics double major from Glenside, PA, studied abroad at Temple Rome during her junior year. At Temple, she works as a student ambassador for the Tyler School of Art, is an officer for Eta Sigma Phi (the National Classics Honor Society), and is a member of the Undergraduate Art History Guild. Outside of class, Tyler can be found reading, writing, or crafting. As a student with lots of language experience, Tyler was thrilled to put her Italian skills to the test in Rome.
Lulu, an environmental science and French double major from the Philadelphia area, studied abroad during her junior year in Dunedin, New Zealand. As a child, Lulu enjoyed hiking, traveling, and appreciating the new world, which led her to pursue a study abroad experience in New Zealand (home to incredible national parks, unique geology, and beautiful flora). At Temple, Lulu is a member of THA, works as a math tutor, and does paleontology research in the Tumarkin-Deratzian lab.
Justin Asaraf, a film, music technology, and entrepreneurship major from Miami, Florida, studied abroad in Venice, Italy after his sophomore year at Temple. His interests include DJ entertainment, graphic design, web design, video production, audio production, and photography. He is passionate about combining traditional Middle Eastern music with modern future house/trap instrumentals.
Bailey, a history student at Temple, studied abroad in Derry, Ireland. Outside of studying abroad, Bailey is involved in the Temple Tappers dance team, plays volleyball, and plays viola. Outside of studying the history of Derry, Bailey was most excited to embrace her Irish roots and see the ways that the town has developed over time.
Jordan, a Temple student majoring in creative writing and mathematics, studied abroad in London the summer after his junior year. A native of Allentown, PA, Jordan decided to study in London in order to broaden his literary repertoire. Outside of studying abroad, Jordan is an avid reader, writer, collector of T-shirts featuring Grumpy from Snow White, and Tina Fey fan. In addition, he served as the snare drum captain for Temple's Diamond Marching band.
Sydney Tushar, an anthropology major with a classics minor from right outside of Philadelphia, studied abroad in Artena, Italy the summer after her junior year at Temple. In Philly, Sydney is a member of Temple's Queer Student Union, a member of the Temple Econ Society, enjoys working on theatrical productions, and works an on-campus job. In addition, Sydney is a passionate illustrator and photographer.
Saskia Kercy, an economics and global studies double major at Temple, studied abroad in Jamaica. As president for the Student Organization for Caribbean Awareness and a child of Haitian immigrants, she couldn't have imagined a better place to spend time abroad than in the Caribbean. She was excited to "tun up" in the land where everything's "irie!"