Adele Bovis

Class of 2015
Major/Minor: Philosophy & Hispanic Studies

Campus Involvement

Douglass Cater Society Junior Fellow
International Student Guide
President, International Relations Club (2012-2014)
Editor, Apeiron
Peer Tutor, Spanish
Presidential Fellow
Philosophy Club

Honor Societies
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Sigma Tau
Sigma Delta Pi

Study Abroad

In fulfillment of the requirements of the Hispanic Studies Major, Adele spent a semester abroad at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima, Perú. While there, she became involved with Fuerza Juvenil, an organization based near Lima which provides education and enrichment to community members, and is active in promoting the elimination of child labor in Perú.

Read about her experience here, at the Global Education Office’s Stories from Abroad. 

Research Abroad

As a Douglass Cater Society Junior Fellow, Adele completed two research grants abroad.

The first was a study of how the traditional customs and practices of Hogmanay (Scotland’s New Year celebration) had evolved since Christmas was made a public holiday over 60 years ago. Her research was conducted primarily in St. Andrews, Scotland, and nearby towns, such as Arbroath and Stonehaven.

The second was an interdisciplinary investigation of the legal challenges of and cultural attitudes towards religious tourism in Kolkata, India. It has inspired her to continue studying the intersecting themes of ethics and cultural exchange