Interests: Running slowly and reading long form journalism
Best travel experience: Trying to find a train with friends in the Czech countryside while studying abroad.
What people don't know about me: I love listening to Top 40 in the car.
Words to live by: "Go to where the silence is and say something." -- Amy Goodman
Major: Environmental Studies- Politics
Interests: Environmental policy, climate action, environmental education, and all things energy!
Best travel experience: Going to Montreal with two of my best friends over winter break on the coldest week of the year. All we had was a bulk pack of Hostess pink snowballs, a newly-rented Ford Fiesta, and a semblance of a plan.
What people don't know about me: I'm addicted to Cherry Pepsi and country music.
Words to live by: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -MLK
Major(s): Studio Art and Psychology
Interests: You can find me scaling mountains, skiing, and scuba diving. I love art of any form, but especially painting. I also enjoy strumming on my guitar.
Best Travel Experience: In Malaysia I got tattooed by the Iban people of Sarawak. My tattoo is the bundas terong: an eggplant flower containing the rope of life (a spiral). Iban men are given this tattoo when they leave on their berjalai (walk), to explore the outside world.
What people don't know about me: I love to dance. While in Malaysia I'm trying to learn traditional dances as well as dance to some live music at a good watering hole.
Words to live by: You can do anything you want, just make sure you help others.
Interests: Gelato, yoga, coffee, guitar, and new languages
Best travel experience: Volunteering at an animal rescue sanctuary in Costa Rica
What people don't know about me: I love spending time in airports
Words to live by: "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it" - Pablo Picasso
Interests: Being outside as much as possible
Best travel experience: Watching thunderstorms roll over the mountains of New Mexico
What people don't know about me: I have yet to find a fruit I don't like
Words to live by: If there is anything you can do to help, do it even if you think it is too small to make a difference
Interests: Cross-country skiing, Russian language, and musical theater
Best travel experience: For winter break, I stuck around in Kazakhstan. It was a break chock-full of skiing, curriculum development, and exploring downtown Almaty's vibrant nightlife.
What people don't know about me: My age! Some of my students are my age, or even older. I try not to reveal that.
Words to live by: There's an interesting Russian equivalent to our "no pain, no gain," that goes: "without effort, you can't even pull a fish out of the pond."
Major: Gender Studies
Interests: Since being in Austria, I have tried slam poetry, partner ballroom dance classes and reporting on the radio.
Best travel experience: I loved seeing Venice during the high water and dancing in the flooded Piazza San Marco to the live orchestral music.
What people don't know about me: My room has a chandelier with glass fruit on it!
Words to live by: "Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."-Albus Dumbledore
Major: Biology and Spanish
Interests: bike touring, backpacking, skiing, photography, and flying
Best travel experience: Solo biking 4,558 miles from Astoria, OR to Yorktown, VA on the TransAmerica Trail
What people don't know about me: I love any and all forms of melodic percussion
Words to live by: "The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun." -Christopher McCandless
Interests: Poetry, vegan baking, bubble tea, sitcoms, dogs, mysteries
Best travel experience: Hiking from Fira to Oia along the coast of Santorini, followed by dairy-free gelato, a delicious dinner set to the sound of live music, and a gorgeous sunset over the ocean.
What people don't know about me: I used to sell t-shirts and earplugs at monster truck rallies.
Words to live by: "You can never be overdressed or overeducated." --Oscar Wilde
Major: Environmental Studies-Biology
Interests: Plants and baseball
Best travel experience: Can't go wrong with couchsurfing.com
What people don't know about me: Six toes on my left foot
Words to live by: Defense wins championships
Interests/pleasures: hiking, skiing, gardening
Best travel experience: backpacking in Kings Canyon National Park, California
Interests: reading, especially murder mysteries or anything macabre; drawing; new places; new and weird foods.
Best travel experience: hitching a ride on a tractor in Chile or encountering a family of howler monkeys while hiking along Colombia's Pacific Coast
What people don't know about me: I love to collect new words. I have sticky notes and old receipts with new words littering my purse and every drawer.
Words to live by: "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde