Olivia Ellenwood


Major: Global/International Studies and Civic Leadership

Study abroad country and program:  The Gambia and Senegal, O’Neill

Favorite part of study abroad experience:  Favorite part of study abroad experience: Our group had the amazing opportunity to live in a rural village in The Gambia called Njawara. We stayed with a community of families who we built truly impactful relationships that I will remember for the rest of my life. The program as a whole connected my academic and personal focuses in international development, and rural livelihoods which allowed for me to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and diversity throughout the Senegambia region, and West Africa. I hope to travel back to visit our host families in Njawara and to explore more of the beautiful continent of Africa as a whole. I would encourage everyone to study abroad as it will truly enrich your college experience and strengthen your understanding of the world, and yourself.