Hey there! I’m Rosie, and I’m a third-year Berkeley student majoring in urban studies and minoring in sustainable design. I was born and raised in beautiful Los Angeles, California. This semester, I decided to get out of the traditional classroom setting and embark on a 4-month experiential learning study abroad program called Cities in the 21st Century. After spending two weeks in New York City for the program launch, I spent a month in Ahmedabad, India, and then five weeks in Dakar, Senegal. In a couple of days, I’ll be off to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the final leg of my trip.
Namaste! My name is Charlotte, and I’m a junior Cal Bear currently studying abroad in New Delhi, India. I’m a double major in Linguistics and South Asian Art History (shout out to the humanities!) and am originally from sunny Los Angeles, California. Back in Berkeley, when I’m not in class, I keep myself very busy by singing in an a cappella group, giving tours as a Campus Ambassador, going to the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) for pilates, hiking in the Berkeley hills, and enjoying nights out in San Francisco. The organization I’m most involved in is Camp Kesem Berkeley, which is a student-run non-profit that provides a free week of summer camp for children affected by a parent’s cancer (you should check us out on Facebook to see the cutest photos of all time!). I am incredibly lucky to be a Cal Golden Bear, and even luckier that part of my Berkeley experience gets to be spent in a country I have always dreamed about visiting: India.
Editors Note: Over the course of the semester, we will be featuring posts from campus ambassadors currently studying abroad around the world.
The Boboli Gardens in Florence
Ciao! My name is Sarah and I am a third year Golden Bear studying abroad for a semester in the beautiful city of Rome. I am a pre-med Public Health major with a minor in English. I’m from Huntington Beach in sunny Southern California and therefore have an unbreakable bond with the ocean and the beach. I have also found true love in Cheeseboard pizza, extra dark chocolate, and spicy coconut tofu strips from the Berkeley Student Food Collective. Yum. In addition to being a Campus Ambassador, I’m very involved in the Health Service Internship organization within the Health and Medical Apprenticeship Program on campus and Chi Omega sorority. My only regret with choosing to study abroad this semester is having to miss the best day of the year: Cal Day on April 12th—be there!