Exploring Personal Growth

Alison Yoos in Africa

Gain Independence

"As a freshman I participated in the First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) and spent a semester in London. London was my story of personal growth; I gained independence and really came to understand differences in education and thought," says Alison Yoos '09.

Learn Lessons Abroad

"I also spent a summer in Tanzania and a semester in Equatorial Guinea. East Africa is quite different than West Africa, and I was working more in conservation in the West as opposed to healthcare in the East. My time in Africa taught me about the developing world, confirmed my desire to work overseas, and put to life papers I had worked on at Arcadia, as well as classes that I had taken.

"This past spring break I went to Ukraine. The experience was a great lesson in politics and shaping a national identity. The country and its problems were like nothing I had ever studied before."

Campus Engagement

  • Resident Assistant
  • Arcadia for a Better Community
  • Urban Tree Connection
  • Study Abroad in Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea
  • First Year Study Abroad Experience in London

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