Meet our travel writers and learn more about their experiences abroad through their travel articles!
Madison Pravecek is a rising junior in the SFS, majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. Growing up, she lived in 6 different countries, and currently calls Montevideo, Uruguay home. This summer, Madison will be returning home- however, she is taking a two month detour in India along the way. During those two months, Madison will be experiencing both the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra and the countryside of Anand, Gujarat as she does agricultural research with the International Water Management Institute. While in the field, she will also be shooting a documentary to show the dynamic effects of drought. After her time in India, Madison will take 4 international flights over 3 days to get home to Montevideo, where it is the middle of winter. At home, she will be drinking lots of mate, walking on the rambla, and strengthening her Instagram game (@maddieprav).
Tim Coan is a rising sophomore in the College undecided in his major but interested in government, economics, and Russian language. This summer Tim will be traveling to Hungary and Romania to volunteer and help the local communities improve their English language skills while living with a host family. While many of his friends identify him by his love for his home state of Maryland (and it’s awesome state flag), Tim is also interested in international affairs, running, and collecting ticket stubs.
Holding three nationalities, Theo has travelled the world through any means possible — whether by teaching English in southern Venezuela or hitch-hiking in Madhya Pradesh. Always searching for the next adventure, it’s clear that he will always be hung-up on not being born during the Age of Exploration. Theo is a rising sophomore in the School of Foreign Service. Though he found his way around 7 continents by the age of ten, he can always be overheard asking for directions in the Inter Cultural Center; it is paramount to him that Professor Giordano adds an ICC floor plan to the Map of the Modern World curriculum. An optimistic traveller, tested by both the pretty and the ugly facets of travel, one maxim will always ring true for him — if, at the end of a trip, you find yourself with good people and your life, there’s no such thing as a bad travel experience. Oh, and he’s also one of those guys who wants to save the bees. Theo tends to grow out his hair while travelling; when he returns, it would be best to be upfront and tell him “you need to cut your hair”. But don’t be surprised if he replies with “which one?” As an avid photographer, hiker, meeter of new people, and traveller on a shoestring, Theo will be sharing his experiences from 11 countries in Europe, and Madagascar.
Daniel Marshall is a junior, studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a minor in Spanish and a certificate in Diplomatic Studies. He will be attending the summer program in Barcelona, where he will focus on Catalonian Linguistics and Politics. He is especially interested in the social and political divides across Spain’s regional and linguistic boundaries, a theme he hopes to explore both abroad and back on campus this Fall. As he will adhere to the program’s language pledge, he will only be able to communicate in Spanish for the duration of this trip. He has thus opted to write his travel piece for The Caravel after the program, so it could be in English. In the meantime, please feel free to check out his experiences (in Spanish) on Instagram, at @daniel.marshall.
Sarah Pavlak is a rising junior in the McDonough School of Business majoring in International Business and Marketing and minoring in Chinese. This summer, Sarah will be interning at the US China Business Council and she will study abroad in Hong Kong under the Georgetown MSB program. Some of Sarah’s hobbies include writing, playing piano, consulting for non-profits and playing squash.
Andrea Moneton is a rising senior in the SFS. This summer, she studied abroad in Beijing, China, and loved it so much that she’ll be going back over the summer. A self-proclaimed China geek, she’s excited to travel around China and do some thesis research along the way! P.S. You might also be familiar with Andrea through her 2016 gig as The Caravel’s Editor-in-Chief.
Isabel Lord is a Junior in the College from Boston, Mass. She spends a lot of time on The Georgetown Voice, where she is a writer, co-host of the fashion podcast “Stripped,” and photo editor. Her roommate has described her as looking “like a bandit,” but she is [mostly]harmless. She peaked at birth in June 1997, played curling in high school, and if you want to teach her a video game or how to skateboard, slide into those DMs, baby (@ihlord).
Kara Tippins is a rising junior majoring in German with a minor in journalism. Over the summer, she will be in Trier, Germany participating in a social service internship and 5-week intensive course at the Universität Trier. Afterwards, she hopes to independently explore the lesser known facets of Berlin and catalog her experiences for The Caravel. Her additional interests include environmental advocacy, visual journaling, and record collecting.
Julianne Zech is a rising sophomore in the College. She is studying abroad in Ecuador this summer, taking classes in Spanish language and Latin American Nature and Culture. She will be living in Quito and traveling to the Galapagos Islands and the Amazonian Tiputini Biodiversity Station. Later in the summer, she is visiting a friend in Jakarta, Indonesia, and is looking forward to cataloging both of these trips with The Caravel. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, taking photographs, hiking, and exploring new restaurants.
Sarah Mathys is a junior in the College pursuing a major in Anthropology and a minor in Government, with a certificate in African Studies. She is particularly interested in sustainable development policies in Central and East Africa and will be traveling to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, this summer to learn Swahili and intern with a women’s rights NGO. She has a deep love for obscure teas and live music.
Leonor Morrow is a rising junior majoring in Culture and Politics and minoring in Russian. Some of her hobbies include photography, writing, ballroom dancing, and learning foreign languages. She is a proud owner of not one, not two, not three, not even four but *five* cameras (plus her iPhone). In her spare time, she can be found re-reading a favourite book or winning a Monopoly game. This summer, she will be studying abroad in Saint Petersburg and documenting her experience through photographs at photographyinpetersburg.wordpress.com.
Louisa Christen is a sophomore in the SFS pursuing a major in International Politics and a certificate in Latin American Studies. She was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan and attended an international school for 10 years, where a Colombian teacher ignited in her a fiery passion for Latin America. She enjoys literature classics of the 19th and early 20th century and has an obsession with flowers and deep house music.
This summer, Louisa will travel to Nicaragua and share her experiences with The Caravel.