Sophie in Santa Cruz
My name is Sophie Silverstein, I’m 21 years old and I study philosophy, politics, and gender studies at University College Maastricht. I am studying abroad in Santa Cruz, California, from August to December 2016. I grew up in Switzerland with an American mother, leaving me emotionally hovering somewhere half-way across the Atlantic. I’ve visited family in California before but never lived anywhere else than Europe. So this is not your typical exchange experience. I will not be exploring parts unknown but returning home. Or half-home.