Currently, Samantha is enjoying the beauties of a country that is, she says, very different from the United States. “Things move so slowly here, the greenery looks even greener here and the tastes of the fruits are unexplainable,” she says.
That awestruck feeling reminds her of her first visit to Guilford’s campus, an experience that she says sealed the deal for her. “My parents and I drove by the school, pulled into the visitor parking lot, and there was a brief pause to where no one spoke. All of Guilford was so beautiful — blooms and so much green everywhere. That was the first thing that made me fall in love with Guilford.”
After college, Samantha intends to pursue a Fulbright Scholarship or the Peace Corps in preparation for a career of international work.
“I am passionate about every human being having access to clean water and adequate food,” she says. “Guilford is helping me chase this dream by giving me this international experience. If it wasn’t for Daniel Diaz and Robert Van Pelt in the Study Abroad Office, I wouldn’t have found this program in Madagascar. This opportunity has solidified my desire to do international work.”
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