Meet Our Bloggers

Spring 2021

Eve Balensi

Eve is majoring in Global Business with a concentration in Marketing, set to graduate Fall 2021.

Click here to follow along Eve’s journey studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea in Spring 2021!

Trevaughn Christian

Trevaughn is earning a degree in Anthropology, set to graduate Fall 2021.

Click here to follow Trevaughn’s exchange student adventures at the Mirae Campus of Yonsei University in Wonju during Spring 2021!

Ishaan Covetz

Ishaan is majoring in Global Business, planning to graduate in 2022.

Click here to read about Ishaan’s adventures studying at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, Spring 2021!

Kayla Kerr

Kayla is a senior graduating with a degree Integrative Animal Biology in 2021.

Stay tuned to read about Kayla’s time participating in the Yonsei University Exchange Program in Seoul, Korea during Spring 2021!

Malena Sellen

Malena is majoring in Music Studies with minors in Psychology and Nutrition, and plans to graduate in 2022.

Click here to read Malena’s stories and experiences at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden during Spring 2021!

Jake Vigilante

Jake is graduating in 2022 with a degree in Marketing and a minor in International Business.

Click here to read all about Jake’s experiences during Spring 2021 in Seoul, South Korea!

Do you have a study abroad story that you want to share? If you have participated in a USF education abroad program, we’d love to hear from you!

Contributors can write about anything related to study abroad with USF.  Some points of interest to inspire your writing:

  • How you prepared for studying abroad
  • Journal entries from your time abroad
  • Hot spots and favorite things to do where you studied
  • Service learning experiences
  • Managing language barriers, cultural differences, or culture shock
  • Diversity abroad
  • Anything else related to education abroad!

You can apply by sending an email to with the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Major
  • Expected Graduation Date
  • Program & Term you studied abroad (Example: USF in Florence, Summer 2019)
  • Short pitch of what you want to write about

If your pitch is approved, expect to write a blog post that’s around 500-1,000 words and be able to provide 3-4 photos from when you studied abroad. We look forward to hearing your stories!

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