Not only did I grow up close to Selinsgrove, but I was lucky enough to call this town my home for the four years I studied at Susquehanna University. This warm, welcoming community is close enough for day trips to larger cities such as Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington D.C. if you are craving a change in scenery. On quieter days, I prefer to relax on the Susquehanna River or go hiking on one of the numerous trails close to campus. On any given weekend you can find me at the Farmers’ Market in downtown Selinsgrove, supporting our small, local businesses.
My friends and family were very surprised by my choice to study so close to home, but the global opportunities program, incredible liberal arts and sciences education, and close faculty-to-student relations made it impossible for me to choose any other college. I studied biology at Susquehanna University but through the global opportunities program, I found my passion for international education.
Through Susquehanna University, I had the opportunity to live abroad not once, but twice. The staff helped me fulfill my dream of being a Peace Corps Volunteer and after graduation, I moved to a small village in Morocco—sharing not only the values and beliefs of my home country but also my knowledge of the English language. I am so thankful to be back home again, supporting international students during their college search process in hope that they will have the opportunity to experience the distinctive, globalized campus and education of Susquehanna University.