Hiram College

A Hiram alumna has won third place in a national essay contest, for a piece she wrote about her study abroad trip to Bhutan.

Emma Strong ’10, entered a contest on TransitionsAbroad.com, a website and magazine devoted to work, study, living and cultural immersion abroad. She wrote about her experience in Bhutan, a trip she took through Hiram’s Study Abroad program.

In her submitted essay, Strong wrote about the spiritual and intellectual transformation she experienced in Bhutan, through camping, religious services, sight-seeing and interacting with the locals.

“Talk to as many people as you can in Bhutan,” she wrote. “You will not have to make too great an effort, since so many people will actively engage you in conversation, asking where you have been and what you have seen. You will learn the most through your interactions with the beautiful people of this magical land.”

Strong has also traveled to Nicaragua in 2007 and Italy in 2009. The next study abroad trip to Bhutan will take place during the Spring 2012 3-Week.

Read Strong’s essay.