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Students in a long tail boat in Indonesia. Photo by Aaron Slosberg, Indonesia Semester.


Hey Guys!

Hope you are all getting as stoked as I am to be off doing something new for three months. My name is Jake and I am getting super stoked to meet everyone and begin our journey. I have an older sister who is a sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill. I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Living here I have learned to take advantage of the surrounding Rocky Mountains, from skiing to camping to cliff diving into the nearby lakes. I love nature and the outdoors and try to be outside as much as possible. I’ve played soccer since I was 6 years old. My favorite parts of New Mexico are the clouds, sunsets and vast uninhabited lands. My hope is that after going to an island or chain of islands, like Indonesia, I will be able to see an amazing new aspect of the world.

I graduated a semester early this last December so that I could take a trip out of the country and see something new. I have already committed to Montana State in Bozeman for next Fall where I plan to ski a ton, better my ceramic abilities and decide whether or not I want to go into business or another field. My goal in life is to see as much of the world as possible and make an positive impact everywhere I go. Can’t wait to start this adventure with all of you and get to know you all better than your intros!