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Blogs from the Field: 2009-2010

These blogs were written by students studying abroad in the 2009-10 academic year. If any links are broken, please email us at Go here to see blogs by students currently studying abroad.

Spring 2010

Kia Ora! Haere Mai te Manawatu, Aotearoa
Ariel Dunn takes up life as a "Kiwi" for the semester, studying at Massey University in New Zealand. She reflects on Maori culture and shares her adventures with the Massey University Alpine Club (MUAC). Ariel's Div II concentration is on sheep farming and sustainable agriculture; she is studying abroad through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).

Edinburgh Considered
Studying linguistics and philosophy in Edinburgh, Scotland, Lee Morgan describes his academic and cultural life at the University of Edinbugh. Lee is a third-year student studying abroad on Hampshire Exchange in Scotland.

Things I'm Keeping in Mind
Amanda Lunquist blogs about living, learning, and adjusting to life in Beirut, Lebanon. Amanda is a a Div II student expanding her studies of Arabic language, politics, and music while on field study at the American University of Beirut. 

Fletcher Goes to Costa Rica
Warren Fletcher West records his time abroad in Costa Rica while studying sustainable development at the Institute for Central American Development Studies. Fletcher is a third-year student on Hampshire Exchange in Central America.

A Semester in Ghana
Andrea Gagne picks up blogging again from Ghana. Andrea returns to Accra on field study to conduct independently designed Div III field research. In fall 2008, as a Div II student, she studied abroad at the University of Ghana via the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).

Ariane in Edinburgh
Ariane Panzer blogs about life as a student in Edinburgh, Scotland where she is continuing her Div II study of molecular biology. Ariane is a third-year student on Hampshire Exchange in Scotland.

Fall 2009

Lydia in London
Lydia Hadfield writes descriptively about her experiences living and studying abroad in London, England. Lydia is a third-year student continuing her studies in writing, literature, and theatre at Goldsmiths College while on Hampshire Exchange in England.

américa central
Matt Boms is blogging about his "intensive" semester abroad in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Matt is honing his Spanish language skills and expanding his study of sustainable development at the Institute for Central American Development Studies. He is a Div II student on Hampshire Exchange in Central America.

The Night Watch
Angel Flores blogs from Leiden in the Netherlands while studying history and philosophy. Angel is studying as a Div II student at Leiden University via the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).

Sophie in Santiago
Sophie Lembeck blogs about her semester abroad in Chile. She will be taking classes in Santiago; participating in homestays in a few different areas of Chile as well as in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and conducting an independent study project on literary/writing education in rural and urban areas of Chile. Sophie is a Div II student on Hampshire Field Study through SIT Study Abroad.

Pubs & Proteins
Alicia Salinero is surrounded by grey skies, green hills, and lots and lots of sheep as she blogs from Edinburgh, Scotland. Alicia is continuing her studies in molecular biology as a Div II student at the University of Edinburgh on Hampshire Exchange in Scotland.


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