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Meet the Spring ’18 AIFS Student Vloggers!

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Faith — AIFS in Cannes, France

University of Alabama

Hi, my name is Faith Hofmann. I am a sophomore at the University of Alabama. I am studying abroad in Cannes, France. I chose this program because I always knew that I wanted study abroad in France and when looking at different places to study abroad Cannes just looked like the best option for me. I love film and I am really excited to attend the Cannes Film Festival. A fun fact about me is that I have been to 32 out of the 50 states in the United States.

 


Allyson – AIFS in Florence, Italy

Radford University

My name is Allyson Clawson. I am from Stuarts Draft, Virginia and I attend Radford University in the beautiful New River Valley. I have selected Florence, Italy as my study abroad location for the upcoming semester. I look forward to fully immersing myself in the unique culture and I hope to learn so much along the way. I absolutely love artwork and being given the chance to travel to Florence, which is well-known for playing a key role in the early Renaissance works, is a dream come true. I am beyond excited for the opportunity I have been given and cannot wait to start this next adventure. 

 


Kayla — AIFS in London, England

University of Houston

Hello, my name is Kayla Torres. I was born in Corpus Christi, Texas but shortly moved to Houston, Texas. I’m currently 21 years old, and all my life I have enjoyed watching movies, reading books, magazines, and anything to do with creating. I own two wonderful dogs, who I miss and love dearly. For college, I study journalism at the University of Houston to stay close to home while I finish school. In the future, I would like to design page layouts, write for a fashion or music magazine, and master the art of graphic design. I would even like to dabble in media production because of my love for films. I chose to study in London, England because every one of my favorite films, singers, actors/actresses would somehow turn out to be British. It shortly felt like a place where I belonged and so I decided that London would be an excellent place to study. 

 


Jared – AIFS in San José, Costa Rica

St. John Fisher College

After pursuing my dream to study abroad in a foreign country, I feel that I am furthering my goals of finding more in life. A big thank you goes out to my home university of St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York for giving me this incredible opportunity to visit such a culturally rich country. Believe it or not, Costa Rica wasn’t the only choice when it came down to deciding where I wanted to go abroad, however, I felt like it was the right choice because of the people, nature, biodiversity and beautiful scenery here. One fun fact about myself would be that I like to keep an open mind and think of how I can learn from my mistakes instead of dwelling on them. Gracias y Pura Vida.


Jasmin – AIFS in Perth, Australia

Rowan University

I chose Perth because the environment and culture is completely different from what I am used to in New Jersey. I want to step out of my comfort zone and take the adventure of a life time on the other side of the world. Australia has a rich culture in many different aspects and I hope to learn a lot in and outside of the classroom. Fun Fact: I have a chocolate lab named Quincy.

 


Annie Gray – AIFS in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Boston College 

Hello! My name is Annie Gray and I am traveling to Stellenbosch, South Africa with AIFS for the spring semester! While I love my home university of Boston College, I could not pass up the opportunity to study abroad during my junior year. I chose to study with AIFS because the program provides students with once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities, and an environment in which to make friends from different colleges within the United States, as well as international students. A fun fact about me is that I can fold my tongue into the shape of a three-leaf clover. If you’re lucky, you might catch me showing off my stuff in one of my AIFS vlogs!  

 


Justin (AKA “Jae”) – AIFS in Cannes, France

Chapman University

Hello! My name is Justin Staten but I go by Jae. I am a Film Production major at Chapman University. I wanted to study abroad because I knew it would give me an experience unlike any other. I feel it is important to indulge in other cultures and become educated about the world outside of our own. As a content creator, I hope to be inspired by all of the new and exciting things that I witness while in abroad. A fun fact about me is that I did musical theatre in high school and am a big fan of musicals! 

 


Lauren – AIFS in London, England

Towson University

My name is Lauren MacNeill and I am a Mass Communications major at Towson University in Maryland. I chose London as my study abroad location because it is a world cultural capital that has so much to offer. Not only is it a city that allows easy access to other places in Europe but it is also a city that I don’t even have to leave in order to experience many other wonderful cultures. I have previously visited Germany, England, and Wales and can’t wait to share my upcoming traveling experiences with everyone! Cheers!

 


Cassidy – AIFS in Florence, Italy

Chapman University

My name is Cassidy Keola, and I am a sophomore communication major and public relations minor at Chapman University. I was born and raised on the island of Oʻahu. My hobbies include going to the beach, hiking with friends and watching Netflix. One fun fact about myself is that I actually started my own YouTube vlog channel this summer that features all of the fun my friends and I have in Hawaii. I chose to study abroad in Florence, Italy because I have always been interested in the Italian culture.  From the food to the history to the scenery, exploring Italy has always taken a spot on my bucket list. 


Check out what our Student Vloggers are up to on the official AIFS Study Abroad YouTube channel and on our Facebook page!

Meet the Spring '18 AIFS Study Abroad Student Vloggers! | AIFS Study Abroad

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