The worldwide Augustana College experience

Hi! My name is Katrina Jensen, and I just finished my sophomore year at Augustana. I am double majoring in communication sciences & disorders and psychology. I am also involved in a number of activities on campus including playing my French horn in Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra, Handbell Choir, Campus Ministries, Clogustana, Admissions Ambassadors and Peer Mentors. This summer, I am traveling to Singapore and Thailand where I will be participating in a volunteer abroad program. I hope that you will join me on my journey and share in all of my new, exciting experiences!

Hello, Tokyo!

HI!  I’m writing to you from the Tokyo Narita International Airport!  Here’s what I’ve been up to the last 24 hours: After watching the fireworks at Kirkwood with friends and family, I headed home for about 3 hours of sleep before being awoken at 3:10am by my mother saying “Katrina, time to go to Singapore!”  [...]

Packing by the numbers

1156- Pictures my camera can hold 438- Songs on my mp3 player (hope the people around me on the plane like to sing as much as I do!) 129- Pages in my Singapore travel guide

The “Four Days Left!” Frenzy!

Hello again! We’re getting close; only four days left until I fly out of Chicago headed for Singapore. I have been so busy at camp, that I have barely had time to think about the trip, and definitely no time to pack or get nervous. There is still so much I need to get done [...]

Less than a month left!

Hello all! I know you’ve all been anxiously awaiting my next post, so worry no more!  Here it is! I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what exactly I’m going to be doing in Thailand, how I got involved with this program, and why the heck I picked to go to this country, of [...]

Fish and Ants?

I’ve been thinking for awhile about what I wanted to put in my first blog post about my upcoming trip to Bangkok, Thailand.  I wanted it to be profound, well thought-out, insightful, inspiring, and thought-provoking.  I wanted it to begin with anything but, “I’ve been thinking for awhile about what I wanted to put in [...]