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Thursday, October 26, 2023
Picture of Nick Oo at the Fall Study Abroad Fair

Congratulations to Nick Oo, who is currently working as Education Abroad Administrative Coordinator at UMass Amherst’s International Programs Office, for being accepted into the highly competitive and distinguished NAFSA RISE (Representation, Inclusion, Support, and Empowerment) Fellowship program....

Tuesday, May 2, 2023
picture of Ava Greemo in London phone booth

This past Spring semester I was lucky enough to be able to study abroad in the amazing city of London, England. While I was abroad, I took classes at the University of Westminster through the CIS Abroad program. CIS Abroad is a fantastic program that helped support me along with the other students through our semester abroad and provided us with so many opportunities and experiences.


Saturday, April 22, 2023
picture of Elinor Everett at a pool

Greetings from Peru!

I’m writing from the Amazonian lowlands in the northeast of Peru. I’ve always wanted to visit the Amazon, but I never planned on it. Living your dreams is surreal.

I’ve learned many things from my experience abroad, especially since I had never left the United States before. Now, I know how to dress for a nighttime frog transect and identify local bird...

Thursday, January 19, 2023
Kimberly Stender

Author: Kimberly Stender, Executive Assistant to Dr. Kalpen Trivedi, Vice Provost for Global Affairs & Director

I recently travelled to the picturesque early-Medieval city of Sorrento on a site visit to the Sant‘Anna Institute, a program on Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast. The purpose of a site...

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Picture of Selene Bonafini on the steps in Cyprus

After two delayed flights, a few hours on Lufthansa’s customer service line, and missing my flight in Germany, I finally boarded the plane. Getting to this point was stressful to say the least. But finally, I would get to live and study in Cyprus for the summer.

A lot of people don’t really know Cyprus, and I didn’t either, but I am glad I do now. It’s an island a third of the size of...

Friday, November 25, 2022
Picture of Kevin Carberry pointing at a building

During my first semester of college through UMass Amherst, I traveled to four countries, went to some of the most famous museums in the world, and stood in line for fourteen hours to pay my respects to Queen Elizabeth II. At this point you may be able to guess, but I’ve been spending my first semester studying abroad in London.

Living in London has been a dream come true. Especially...