Welcome! My name is Shannon Galvin and I am a junior at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where I’m majoring in International Politics with a concentration in International Law, Institutions, and Ethics in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. While all of that can be a mouthful, I like to say that I am basically just studying how the world works. Simple, huh?
I’m originally from Saratoga, Calif., a sunny suburb in the hills of Silicon Valley. When I’m in Washington, I love competing as part of Georgetown’s Mock Trial Team––an obsession that makes me attempt to hone my Australian accent when I’m alone in my dorm room and memorize hundreds of different facts in a made-up case.
Over the next year, I will travel thousands of miles, learn several different languages, and hopefully suffer from not too many bouts of food poisoning as I spend the academic year studying abroad. For the fall, I will be at the McGhee Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies in Alanya, Turkey. You can read more about my time in Turkey here. Then, in the spring, I will study at the Villa le Balze in Fiesole, Italy. I’ll be documenting all those adventures in Italy over here.
Overall, I am undoubtedly excited, and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you along the way. Bon voyage!