Voices from the IS Program

We invite current IS majors and minors as well as alumni to submit a photo or video "postcard," or a short essay o 500-750 words reflecting on your academic, professional, and personal experiences, using this form. We'll feature them in our weekly newsletter and, in the case of the essays, post them in full in the sections below.

Student Voices

Alumni Voices


Sarah Engleberg-Nolan '20 rides a camel through the Sahara Desert near Merzouga, Morocco, about 30 miles west of the Algerian border.
Gabriela Ontaneda '20 sends this photo from la Plaza de Cibeles, lit up for International Women's Day (March 8th), in Madrid, Spain.
Sophia Fox '20 sent this postcard of traditional Galway rock walls on Inisheer, Aran Islands
John Gehman '21 poses with an Alpaca while hiking the Quilotoa Volcano and Lagoon just south of Quito, Ecuador in September 2019.
Liana Lopez '20 paddleboards over clear waters in Apo Island, Dumaguete, one of seven thousand islands in the Philippines
Patrick O'Connell '20 captures the late afternoon view of Montmartre from his home-stay apartment in Paris, France.