About the Foreign Correspondents

Welcome to the world of study abroad! Learn more about what it’s like to study abroad as a University of Richmond student from these Foreign Correspondents.

Spring 2016

  • Emily – Anthropology and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies double major; studying abroad in Samoa
  • Maddie – Psychology major and Criminal Justice minor; studying abroad in Ireland
  • Tony (photo blogger) – Biology and French double major and Studio Art minor; studying abroad in Switzerland

Fall 2015
Starting in the fall 2015 semester, we have added photo bloggers to complement our traditional written blog.

  • Layla – Chemistry major and French minor; studying abroad in Australia
  • Lindsay – Leadership Studies major and Education & Society minor; studying abroad in Thailand
  • Colleen (photo blogger) – Leadership Studies major and Business Administration minor; studying abroad in Singapore
  • Dan (photo blogger) – International Studies: International Economics major with a double minor in Economics and Latin American and Iberian Studies; studying abroad in Argentina
  • Jiaqi (photo blogger) – Art History and Studio Art double major and Latin American and Iberian Studies minor; studying abroad in Italy

Spring 2015

  • Becca – Computer Science and Math double major; studying abroad in Hungary
  • Fabiana – International Business and Chinese Studies double major; studying abroad in China
  • Jackie – International Studies: World Politics & Diplomacy and French Studies double major; studying abroad in Switzerland
  • KyungSun – Interdisciplinary Studies: Social Entrepreneurship and Healthcare & Society double major; studying abroad in Scotland

Fall 2014

  • Diana R – Biochemistry major; studying abroad in Germany
  • Diana M – Business Administration (Marketing) major; studying abroad in Denmark
  • Garrett – Mathematics and Biology double major; studying abroad in Bonaire
  • Jack – Leadership Studies and Journalism double major; studying abroad in the Czech Republic
  • Oliver – International Studies: World Politics & Diplomacy and Leadership Studies double major; studying abroad in Spain

Spring 2014

  • Austen – Psychology/Cognitive Science major; studying abroad in Ireland
  • Kim – Interdisciplinary Studies: Education & Development major; studying abroad in Mongolia

Fall 2013

  • Alyssa – Biology major; studying abroad in New Zealand
  • Diego – Interdisciplinary Studies: Politics of Latin America & Social Justice major; studying abroad in Brazil
  • Mel – Business Administration major; studying abroad in Chile
  • Rhiannon – Politics, Philosophy, Economics & Law (PPEL) major; studying abroad in India

2 Responses to About the Foreign Correspondents

  1. Dan H. says:

    Hi Elizabeth!

    It’s so great you’re taking Tango, and in the US! It’s great when cultures from other parts of the world are experienced other places like Richmond, VA and Finland.

    From my time here in Buenos Aires, talking to Argentines and experiencing Tango firsthand (I’m not too good haha) I’ve heard and realized that most citizens of Buenos Aires unfortunately do not know how to Tango. Like I mentioned in my post, it is kept alive by “authentic porteños (residents of Buenos Aires) who wish to maintain the tradition” because otherwise, it is losing popularity, just as it is not crazy popular in other parts of the world. I suppose in saying it is “becoming antiquated,” I made it seem that the Tango has disappeared. I simply meant that it is not as popular as it has been in the past, like when it was first danced in the traditional milongas of Buenos Aires.

    That being said, it’s still very accessible here. My parents took a lesson when they visited me and loved it. I took a lesson too and enjoyed it! You can see performances in the streets near big fairs and you can go to traditional milongas still!

    Hope your lessons go well and maybe you can visit Buenos Aires someday to show off your skills! 🙂

    Best,
    Dan

  2. elizaberrie says:

    Hi I am trying to contact Dan about his blog, “Dan in Argentina: Playing the Tourist Role”.

    First of all, love his photos, but I have to absolutely disagree with his comments about tango being “antiquated to everyday culture.”

    I have recently taken up Argentine tango in the Richmond, VA area and have found a thriving, supportive community in the Virginia and NC areas. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hosts a milonga the third Friday of the month and it is hugely popular. I go to milongas 2- 3 times a week. There is a huge community in the DC area as well.

    In Finland, it is almost a national passion with over 100,000 people attending 4 day tango festivals….in Finland?! yeah Finland….what else are you going to do when it is that cold?! lol

    I don’t mean to be harsh to Dan, but there is tango everywhere. I even met a couple who were on vacation in London and took tango lessons.

    My point is lots of people tango, all over the world. I think this is probably your first encounter with tango please look into it when you get back to the states.

    -Elizabeth

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