My name is Eliza Giles and I'm a Vermont-raised junior at the University of Vermont. I'm studying English, Asia Studies, and film and I just returned home from a semester abroad in Bangkok, Thailand. For my next adventure I'll be studying in Varanasi, India with The Alliance for Global Education. This has been a year of travel and growth and I can't wait to continue learning about myself this coming semester.
My hobbies include music, cooking, and finding great reading nooks. I also spend my summers living in the huts of New Hampshire's White Mountains on the Appalachian Trail.
I'm really excited to begin learning a new language—something I learned I'm passionate about while studying Thai in Bangkok this past fall. A lot of Thai culture has its roots in Indian culture and I can't wait to explore these similarities this semester. I'll be taking photos and posting them here during the semester.
Thanks for following my adventures!