As a junior majoring in Geography at Gustavus Adolphus College, Quincy’s passions lie in international migration, geopolitics, and climate justice. In the future, Quincy aspires to help illuminate the voices and stories of underrepresented and displaced communities. His passions ultimately inspired him to pursue a study abroad journey.
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As mentioned , I am currently a junior at Gustavus Adolphus College located in St. Peter, Minnesota. I am a proud Hmong American, first-generation college student, and Fund for Education Abroad Scholar. Being the first in my family to pursue higher education and being a child of immigrants, the thought of participating in a study abroad program felt like reaching for the stars. With my sincerest gratitude, if it was not for the guidance of my mentors, and the support from many scholarships, my family, and community, study abroad would have never been possible.
The countries I will be living in these next few months are Nepal and India. The title of my program is Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples instructed by the School for International Training (SIT). The avenues of study in this program are migration, identity, and resilience — these are three words that I hold close, and three areas of discipline I hope to pursue a professional career in. I strongly believe this experience will fuel my passions and will challenge me socially, physically, intellectually, and spiritually.
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October 22nd – November 8th In the past two months, I have had the incredible opportunity and privilege of living in Kathmandu and partaking in excursions to Dharamsala, India and Tsum Valley/Gorkha District, Nepal. My experiences have challenged me in ways I could have never imagined—from the three-hour intensive Tibetan language classes every day to… Read more
October 19th – October 22nd Hidden in the snow-covered mountain range of the Himalayas lies Tsum Valley, where a small settlement of villages are established, and home to thousands of Tsumbas (the indigenous people to the valley). The name “Hidden Valley of Happiness” was given to Tsum Valley for its concealed beauty and its quiet… Read more
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