The Libby Finch Award honors the legacy of its namesake by helping Honors College students explore and learn abroad in Europe. These students spend one or two semesters abroad in accredited programs and blog along the way. Their blogs can be found below. Learn more about eligibility and the Libby Finch award here

Anjeliqua Franks: Narrating Life in Italy

Hi! My name is Anjeliqua (Angie), Franks. I am 21-year-old "super-senior" hailing from Little Rock, AR. This summer I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the University's Art in Rome program. While participating in the program, I spent five fantastic weeks...

Anne Crafton: Seeing History in Action Across England

Senior English major Anne Crafton spent the 2017 spring semester in England, where her studies and an interest in the Classics had her following the footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkien as she conducted research at Oxford; protesting for cultural and religious equality in...

Yumi Ha: Fueling Art through Travel

My name is Yumi Ha, and I am a sophomore majoring in biochemistry and Spanish with a minor in Italian and international business. This summer, I studied abroad in Rome throughout May. I fueled my love of art by taking the class "Art and Culture of Italy," where we...

McKenzie Wages: Windblown and Full of Irish Wonder

My name is McKenzie Wages. I'm a Walton Honors junior majoring in accounting and management, and I spent the last four weeks studying abroad in Ireland! I had the opportunity to learn about Irish business and economics while immersed in the Irish culture and...

Devynne Diaz: First Steps in Italy

Traveling to Europe is never easy, especially as a college student. I definitely did not feel my best after getting off of a completely full nine-hour flight to Rome. I was anxious about living in a foreign country where I didn’t have my usual security blanket of...