1. About

    My name is Austin Sears and I am currently a first year student in the Master’s Degree Programme in Ethnic Relations, Cultural Diversity and Integration with a major in Sociology at the University of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland.

    Quite a mouthful, eh? I think so, too. I’m originally from the suburbs of Chicago and attended undergrad in the city proper at Loyola University Chicago. This is my second time studying in Europe; I studied at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center my sophomore year. You can read more about my experiences here. For a complete CV detailing my undergraduate experiences, click here.

    In this space I plan to document snapshots of my adventures, post my thoughts abou discussions I’ve had and virtually anything else I think of. I hope that you enjoy reading about my experiences. Please let me know what you think!