Joel Branson ?23

    Joel Branson ’23

    Majors: International Political Economy

    Minors: Spanish and Chinese

    Hometown: Saint Joseph, Illinois

    “International Political Economics (IPE) is a very well-developed program. We have a brilliant collection of professors with years of experience behind them and who are able to support the information they are providing for their students.”

    Lorin Bucur in front of Machu Picchu, picture for student voices profile.

    Lorin Bucur ’26

    Majors: International Political Economy, and Chinese

    Minors: Economics, and Asian Studies

    Hometown: Berwyn, Ill.

    “My 8-year-old self was a nerd who always had her head in books — I am sure she’d be insanely surprised to see that I am pursuing a career outside of ‘Librarian Studies.’”

    Tyler Kelly ?24

    Tyler Kelly ’24

    Majors: International Political Economy and Political Science

    Minors: Social Justice

    Hometown: Franklin, WI

    “I really enjoyed my J-Term study tour to Peru, which expanded my global perspective, taught me about the impact of tourism, and was certainly the trip of a lifetime.”

    James Ritchhart

    James Ritchhart ’23

    Majors: French, International Political Economy

    Hometown: Kenosha, Wis.

    “I did a J-Term study tour to Costa Rica, spent three months studying French abroad in France, wrote a research paper on the decolonization of Senegal, and I performed a French play directed by Professor Pascal Rollet.”

    Laura Xiu Hung ?24

    Laura Xiu Hung ’24

    Majors: Chinese, IPE

    Minors: Asian Studies

    Hometown: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

    “My classmates and professors make the environment fun and engaging, which really benefits my learning. Carthage professors are clearly passionate about the subjects they teach, and it’s easily reflected in the students’ learning.”