Welcome to the UWT Study Abroad Blog!

Hey y’all! Welcome to the UWT Study Abroad Blog! Over the course of the next four months, 6 UW Tacoma students will be blogging about their upcoming study abroad experiences! We hope you tune in to learn about what your peers are doing abroad 🙂

Summer 2019 Bloggers: 

Amari Davis

Netherlands: Comparitive Criminal Justice  

Field of Study: Criminal Justice

Expected Graduation: Spring 2020

Amari is a  22 years old UW Tacoma transfer student. She will be studying abroad in the Netherlands on the Comparative Criminal Justice program. While abroad, she will explore the Dutch justice system and analyze crime reduction techniques and receive education in regards to methods of interaction with high risk, vulnerable, and minority groups. She is very excited to be blogging this experience and can’t wait to show you all the tourists attractions she encounters, along with the beautiful architecture and other unique aspects of Dutch culture!


Georgia Riffle 

Spain: Intensive Spanish in Alicante

Field of Study: Business Management

Expected Graduation: Spring 2019

Georgia, in addition to her interest in people and their function within an organization, has a strong passion for traveling and learning the Spanish language. She will be studying at the University of Alicante in Spain this summer in hopes of strengthening her fluency and learning a new perspective from the Spanish people she’s living with. Outside of school, Georgia enjoys lifting weights, reading books about psychology and nutrition, going to church, and being in the sunshine (hence why she’s moving to Arizona)! Ultimately, her goal is to implement what she’s learned in business school combined with international insight as she pursues a business operations role after graduation.


Jessy Wolff

Brazil: Movements and Intersections 

Field of Study: Psychology, Global Engagement and Sociology

Expected Graduation: Spring 2020

Jessy is studying abroad in Campo Grande, Brazil this summer. She believes this study abroad program will enhance her understanding of other cultures and ethnicities, as well as the effects of postcolonialism on Central Americans. She looks forward to learning more about the sociopolitical and ecological issues that Brazilians currently face as well.


Kazuaki Suhama 

China: Past and Present 

Field of Study: Global History and Asian Studies

Expected Graduation: Winter 2020

An international student from Japan and Singapore, Kazuaki will be going to Guangzhou and Hong Kong

in the program China: Past and Present for summer 2019. He is looking forward to learn about the history and culture of China.

Early Fall 2019 Bloggers: 

Adrianna Zan  

CFHI: Doing More With Less- Healthcare in Southern Bolivia 

Field of Study: Biomedical Sciences

Expected Graduation: Spring 2020

Adrianna will be going to Bolivia to study healthcare in a remote location this summer before entering her fourth and final year at UW Tacoma. In Spring 2020 she will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and a minor certificate in Asian Studies. Throughout her time at UW Tacoma she has been involved on campus by working in Housing and Residence Life and being a member and officer of the Filipino-American Student Association (FASA sa UWT). These experiences have shaped her as person, have helped her discover her identity and she hopes that this study abroad experience will have a similar effect. Adrianna is excited to fully immerse herself in the culture of Bolivia and in the study of global health as she begins her applications for medical schools.


Urshula Dunn

From Sea to Shining Sea: Exploration of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives at the Ports of Washington and the Netherlands

Field of Study: Marketing and Economics

Expected Graduation: Spring 2020

Urshula is a UW Tacoma student participating in The Netherlands: From Sea to Shining Sea program in early fall. As someone soon to be entering the business world, she expects the corporate social responsibility focus of this particular program to serve as a valuable insight of the direction large industries should be moving in. This will also be her first time studying abroad or travelling any farther than Canada. Besides the academic aspect, her interests in art, history and culture will make this an exciting and memorable experience.

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