Hello! My name is Hope Johnson, and I am studying abroad in Bamako, Mali, for a semester during my junior year of high school on the YES scholarship.

I currently live in Seattle, Washington, and enjoy playing the cello, baking, and biking in the sunshine. I’m originally from California, and have since moved around the West Coast of the US a bit. My family and friends are all incredibly supportive of me, and I am so thankful for them.

I hope that you too have found something you are passionate about, and follow it with conviction. Enjoy!

If you have ANY questions about my experience, the program I’m on, or Mali in general, please do not hesitate to ask. My email address is hopecaneel@gmail.com, and I will try to answer questions as frequently as possible.