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


Mahima Menghani '21 sends this postcard from Copenhagen, where the famous Nyhavn canal's colorful townhouses have an equally colorful history as a hangout for sailors to drink and enjoy the city between their travels.
Gabriela Ontaneda '20 sends this photo from la Plaza de Cibeles, lit up for International Women's Day (March 8th), in Madrid, Spain.
Ellie Kalemkeridis '20 took this photo from a rooftop in Monastiraki Square in Athens, Greece, where the Parthenon is lit every night and shines over the entirety of the city atop the Acropolis.
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.
Sarah Engleberg-Nolan '20 rides a camel through the Sahara Desert near Merzouga, Morocco, about 30 miles west of the Algerian border.
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.