Student Stories

Michael Milam ’20

“[Going abroad] was one of the most important things about my college experience -- be sure to take advantage of these opportunities while they are available, and while you have the freedom to enjoy them.”

Ashley Scott ’21

“I feel more grounded. Although I still have moments where I complain about things that I never would have in Senegal, I think that with the experience I have a greater appreciation for the immense differences and unexpected similarities between people. My world is no longer simply made up of my immediate family and the friends that I make in school; I have a broader understanding of the world that I got from being out there.”

Liam Seeley ’23

“I was challenged in a highly non-institutionalized setting to question the systems that I continue to live in, whether they invoke notions of individual or collective power, privilege, identity, colonialism, 'service,' art, love, gratitude, and all those other human things. This is fundamentally personal but also academic in its implication as my participation in a larger scholarly discourse of the world.”