Student and Alumni Blogs
Get to know OFSP students and alumni! We have several students who are either national fellowship winners or are Carolina and McNair scholars who are documenting their experiences while traveling abroad on scholarship or while they are doing unique activities on campus through student blogs.
Keep up-to-date on each of the OFSP bloggers' many adventures and learn what life is really like! If you enjoy reading each student's post, leave them a comment or ask them a question about their experience.
Hali Kerr graduated from USC in May 2013 with a BS in Marine Science and minors in Music and Political Science. She plans to attend law school next fall and work in environmental policy, but decided to take a year off first. She worked for Conservation Voters of South Carolina this summer, and is now on a 2-month trip through Europe. She plans to hit 19 cities in 11 countries before returning to the US on October 1 to finish a paper she has been working on with some USC professors. For now, she is on an adventure discovering a different part of the world, being a total tourist, and blogging about it!
Amanda Williams is a 2013 graduate of the South Carolina Honors College, with a major in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Chinese studies. A McNair Scholar, she was also a 2012 Goldwater nominee from USC. Amanda is teaching English in Taiwan during her Fulbright year, and upon her return back to the US, hopes to pursue a career in biotechnology that will allow her to continue utilizing her interest in and love for Chinese.
Rachel Despres is a 2013 graduate of the South Carolina Honors College with a double major in International Studies and Spanish. She is the recipient of the Rotary Global Grant and is currently studying at Kings College in London. Rachel was a Carolina Scholar and is from Blythewood, South Carolina.