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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.

Laura Tarbox

Laura Tarbox is a junior in the Honors College. She is pursuing a degree in Russian and International Studies, with a minor in German. As a recipient of the Boren Scholarship, Laura is spending her year abroad studying in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She is learning Russian and taking courses about the politics and culture of Central Asia. She hopes to work for the government in some capacity that utilizes her Russian.

Rachel Parker

Rachel Parker is a 2014 graduate of the South Carolina Honors College, with a major in Biological Sciences. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Lambda Delta, she was also was the recipient of the Palmetto Fellow's Scholarship, Dean's Scholarship, Music Scholarship, Harry Parone Scholarship, and the Undergraduate Award for excellence in a foreign language from the Chinese department. Involved with music as a member of the USC Symphony Orchestra, USC Opera, and USC Chamber Orchestra, she also completed research at the South Carolina School of Medicine, and was a Research Fellow to the SURE Program at Georgia Tech in the summer of 2012. Parker will spend her Fulbright year teaching English in South Korea, and plans to attend medical school in South Carolina upon her return.

Sarah Jayne McClanahan

Sarah McClanahan is serving as a Fulbright Scholar, teaching English in Indonesia from 2014-2015. She graduated with her M.Ed in Higher Education and Student Affairs from USC in 2014. During her time at USC, Sarah worked as a Graduate Assistant in International Student Services, where she cultivated her love of all things international. In her free time, Sarah loves to play and write music, travel near and far, and read as many books as possible. Upon completing her time with the Fulbright Program, Sarah plans to pursue a PhD and career in international education.

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