Student Stories

Photo of Lia Kapanadze ’17
“My views, perceptions, and opinions about the world have been turned upside down and inside out since my first semester here.”
Image of Yan Yan '17
Mount Holyoke students excelled at the annual Clinton Global Initiative University gathering, winning awards—and top honors in the coding competition.
Upasana Sharma ’18 Mount Holyoke College
Upasana Sharma '18: the first MHC student to win a General Course scholarship from the London School of Economics, will study British colonialism.
In her pursuit of peace studies, Julia (Juli) Kellerbauer has thrown herself into nearly every global learning opportunity.
Photo of Javeria Kella ’19
“Interacting with international students gives me a broader perspective of the world outside Pakistan, the world that does not exist on news channels.”
Miralva and Host
Miralva Gusmao was looking to hone her writing skills through an internship someplace altogether different from her Brazilian upbringing and her life here.
Alheri Egor-Egbe ’17 (right)
Alheri Egor-Egbe ’17, who took part in the College’s 12th annual Stoling ceremony, honored a mentor who helped shape her journey.
Photo of Javeria Kella ’19 in Liberia
Beyond the classroom: Javeria Kella ’19 discusses her internship with Gbowee Peace Foundation in Liberia.
Christina Elder, Neuroscience Major
Christina Elder ’18 began with a study abroad experience in New Zealand and then returned to that country for an internship studying addiction science.
Photo of Nada Al-Thawr ’19
”Mount Holyoke is indeed the homiest home away from home.”