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.
Alice Chang is a senior Carolina Scholar pursuing a double major in International Business and Economics and a minor in Chinese Studies. She is currently in Hong Kong through USC's International Business and Chinese Enterprise program and has been studying and interning between Hong Kong and China for almost two years now. In her free time, she volunteers in a refugee service center and takes trains to China as much as possible to write and learn. In her future, she hopes to merge her passions for economic development and NGOs and pursue a career in the civil society sector.
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.