Meet the New Be International Bloggers for Fall 2016

It’s a new semester, which means Be International has a new crop of study abroad bloggers to introduce! We have 13 new bloggers fanning out to four continents this fall. Before you start to follow them on their exciting adventures, let them tell you a little about themselves.

Sydne Aguilar
Canterbury, United Kingdom

Aguilarmug“I’m currently a junior studying English and film. I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences in England and Europe during the 2016-17 academic year.”


Kelsey Deguia

Rotterdam, Netherlands

DeguiaMug“I’m a junior media studies student and I’m so grateful to be adventuring, learning and living at Erasmus University for the 2016-17 academic year. As a self-proclaimed life junkie, it’s in my nature to want to foster my curiosity with travel and express my ideas and experiences. I love music, reading, food, photos and yoga!”


Sayra Flores
Manheim, Germany

FloresMug“I am a junior attending University of Mannheim, Germany. My major is business management with an emphasis in human resource. Through my study abroad experience I hope to broaden my knowledge of HR, immerse myself in the German culture and experience anything and everything I can.”


Amy Jackson
Sapporo, Japan

“My major is English and Japanese. I intend to further my study of Japanese food culture and literature while attending Hokkaido University. Be prepared for an excessive amount of food pictures!”


Jacob Lee
Hong Kong, China

“I’m a junior majoring in business at SDSU and this fall I will be studying finance in Hong Kong at CUHK for the entire semester. I am looking forward to this amazing adventure and can’t wait to try all of the different food Hong Kong has to offer.”


Fahrenheit Lozano
Madrid, Spain

“I am studying comparative international studies with emphasis in Europe, and I am going to spend a semester in Madrid. I am very excited to share my experiences with European culture, but especially the LGBTQ culture around Europe and their perspective. I am passionate about history and going around the world to meet new people. This is my first time studying abroad and I can’t wait to show everyone at SDSU what it’s like.”

Erica McGee
Seoul, South Korea

“I am an English major who aspires to teach abroad. When I am not busy with schoolwork, I am watching Korean dramas. I was introduced to Korean culture when I was in high school, and ultimately that inspired me to study abroad.”



Dillon Morgan
Sydney, Australia

“I am pursuing a Bachelors degree in kinesiology. This fall I will be studying functional anatomy, exercise rehabilitation and sport medicine at University of Technology, Sydney. I am very passionate about living a healthy and active lifestyle but I still love to go out with friends for some great food and drinks!”


Charlene Reed
Yokohama, Japan

“Hello, my name is Charlene but you can call me Charlie. I am a psychology major looking forward to an entry level master’s program in nursing and I am very excited to be studying abroad during the fall at Yokohama National University in Japan. I dabble in many things: food, fashion, art, travelling and most of all, photography. I hope you enjoy the documentation of all my experiences as much as I do! Yoroshiku!”

Daryn Codi Seeckts
Hatfield, United Kingdom

“I’m a junior studying public health, psychology and English under the interdisciplinary studies major, and I have the privilege of spending a semester abroad in England. I’m from Chino Hills, California and an avid lover of movies, sushi, elephants, travel and my wonderful wiener dog, Nala. It’s been a dream of mine to live in England and I love the culture and history it has to offer. I’m incredibly excited for this opportunity!”

Gonzalo Tucker
Tbilisi, Georgia

“I’m a sophomore at SDSU studying astronomy. I’m going to be spending the fall in Georgia learning more about the many secrets the universe contains. One day, I’m going to go to space, but for now, the Earth is fine.”


Sije Vargas
Monterrey, Mexico

“I’m earning a bachelor’s degree in Spanish at the SDSU Imperial Valley Campus and I’m attending Teconologico de Monterrey for fall semester. I like to take photos of landscape and I am really excited to start my study abroad.”


Abbey Whitley
Växjö, Sweden

“I’ll be studying at Linnæus University in Växjö Sweden for a full academic year. I am going into my third year at SDSU as an English major. I have been a vegan for almost two years and I can’t wait to see how vegan-friendly ‘Europe’s Greenest City’ is.”

Michael Klitzing is the editor of the SDSU Be International blog.  He is a 2004 graduate of San Diego State, where he now works as International Communications Specialist.

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