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Photo by Kendall Marianacci, Nepal Semester.


Hey Everyone,

My name is Alessandro Cohen, but most people call me Sandro.  I am from Houston, Texas and have been dealing with Hurricane Harvey.  Luckily my house did not flood, but I have been volunteering to help other families clean up their homes and move.

I have played soccer almost all my life and also enjoy playing the piano on my own or with a band.  Although I don’t know what I want to study in college, I am very interested in music.  In addition to piano, I also play the guitar, bass, and drums.  During the second semester of my gap year I will be living in an apartment in Florence and learning Italian.  The following year I will be attending Hampshire College in Massachusetts.

I enjoy traveling and have been to many different countries.  I am excited to travel in Nepal and have the chance to live in a new and different country for three months.  I love the mountains and am looking forward to being challenged on the treks.  I have had some experience with meditation and yoga and am excited to dive deeper into this aspect of the trip.  I can’t wait to meet all of you in NY in less than two weeks!