Voices from Abroad


Nichole Ciccarelli (Gulu, Uganda)

Nichole Ciccarelli Blogger

My name is Nichole Ciccarelli ('18), and I am from North Haven, CT. I study Sociology with a Psychology minor at SMC. This semester I am studying abroad with SIT (School for International Training) in the Uganda: Post-Conflict Transformation program. We are a program which is constantly travelling to different areas in Uganda to understand the way people are rebuilding their lives and maintaining their culture. I plan to pursue an independent research study on the impact of NGO's on gender roles and cultural norms in the post-conflict environment.

Angela McParland (Osaka, Japan)

Angela McParland Blogger

Angela McParland ’18 is majoring in Media Studies, Journalism and Digital Arts and minoring in East Asian Studies. She is currently spending a semester at Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata City located in the Osaka Prefecture of Japan. Having studied the Japanese language and culture intensely for the past two years, she is excited to finally experience the country for herself rather than vicariously through a textbook.

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