Will Hanvey (Khoury ’25) is a fourth year Data Science and International Affairs student who has participated in multiple formative global experiences. These have included studying abroad at the University of Tokyo and pursuing a global co-op in Taiwan.

“I spent 2023 almost entirely in Asia, first studying abroad at the University of Tokyo, where I took classes on Japanese politics and international relations. While there, I traveled all over Japan, visiting all 47 Japanese prefectures. Afterward, I did a co-op at the Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation in Taipei- the first international think tank headquartered in Taiwan. I got to make use of both sides of my combined Data Science and International Affairs degree while meeting a lot of people in the Taiwanese political and business sphere, from Taiwanese legislators to CEOs, and made a lot of good connections with cool people. I took advantage of my weekends and holidays in Taiwan to explore the country and a wide variety of places in Southeast Asia, from seeing elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand (pictured) to swimming with whale sharks in Cebu, the Philippines. While I was back in Boston for Spring, in August, I will be returning to Japan to do a Data Science co-op for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp professional baseball team, where I plan to continue improving both my coding skills and my Japanese language abilities.”

What other activities are you involved in on campus?

  • Northeastern International Relations Council (former president and current Board of Directors member)
  • NU chapter of the Japanese Honor Society (founder and president)
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Peer Tutor

What is your favorite Honors memory?

I had a lot of fun with my LLC freshman year!

What events or activities would you recommend to new Honors students?

Definitely join a club on campus- you’ll meet so many cool people through them.