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K. J. Lewis and Naoko Nemoto

Reflections on studying abroad in Japan

K. J. Lewis ’22 shares her experience in the Hokkaido International Foundation’s Japanese Language and Culture Program and the advice she received from Professor of Asian Studies Naoko Nemoto before she went.

President Sonya Stephens awards Donari Yahzid her degree at Commencement 2019

Oh the places you will go… when you go to Mount Holyoke!

Donari Yahzid ’19 discusses how her experience at MHC Preview weekend helped her choose Mount Holyoke over the larger, co-ed, west coast colleges she was interested in. And how Mount Holyoke helped her travel the world and experience the unexplainable.

A woman wearing a blue shirt and black pants poses, holding her right leg over her head with her right hand, in a row of international flags on flagpoles on a green lawn, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Getting ahead of the game by way of Geneva

Geneva is the place for development studies, say seniors Javeria Kella and Davan O’Donnell, who are the first in Mount Holyoke’s new B.A./M.A. program.

Photo of Andrea Hernandez ’19

Global Learners: Andrea Hernandez

“My semester in Hong Kong challenged me to think about the U.S. in new and different ways. I began to see its the role within a global context.”

Olivia Lucas (far right) with her host family on International Women's Day

Lessons in Identity, Culture, and Language in Cameroon

For Olivia Lucas ’18, multilingualism was her gateway to a new culture and experience of identity.

Cat Lamond grates raw coconut to make homemade coconut oil.

What Costa Rica Taught Her

Cat Lamond ’18 spent six months of her junior year at the world renowned Monteverde Institute (MVI) in Costa Rica.

Between them, Javeria Kella ’19 and Davan O’Donnell ’19, the first students to attend Mount Holyoke’s new joint-degree program with the Graduate Institute in Geneva, have lived or studied in nearly a dozen countries.

MHC’s first transatlantic B.A./M.A. program

Juniors Javeria Kella and Davan O’Donnell are the first students to participate in Mount Holyoke’s first international joint-degree program.

Lindsey McGinnis ’18 on a bridge in Qibao Old Town, Shanghai

Stumbling through Shanghai

Lindsey McGinnis ’18 shares how some mishaps led me to try, taste, explore and experience things that she may not have otherwise — and to grow in ways that were never on her agenda.

Susi Ryan and Sisters in Stitches Joined By the Cloth, a quilt guild based in Holbrook, Massachusetts, spoke at the Jan. 31 Interfaith Lunch on the theme of Engaging Art and Identity: Quilting Our Lives Together.

Food, faith, fellowship

Mount Holyoke’s Interfaith Lunch serves up conversation — with sides of soup, cookies and laughter — every Wednesday in the new Unity Space.

Christina Elder, Neuroscience Major

Learning Abroad, Becoming Intrepid

Christina Elder ’18 began with a study abroad experience in New Zealand and then returned to that country for an internship studying addiction science.