November 08, 2011
Sarah Joseph (right) visited the U.S. Supreme Court and other
sites in Washington, D.C., with Mount Saint Mary College students
majoring in business and interdisciplinary public relations last
Sarah Joseph of East Hampton, CT, is studying in Granada, Spain
this year and it’s changing the way she thinks.
“Learning about the culture in Granada is very enlightening,”
said Joseph. “Whether it’s the more relaxed lifestyle, siesta,
tapas (a variety of snacks), or learning what is respectful
behavior and what isn't, has made me think differently than I did
before I left the US.”
Joseph, an interdisciplinary/pre-law major with a concentration
in business, wants to return to Spain after she graduates from
Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY, next May.
“After teaching here in Spain for a year, I would like to go to
law school,” she added.
Demonstrating the Mount’s mission of service, Joseph is teaching
English to Spanish students at a high school in Granada, even
though “I speak very limited Spanish,” she said.
She noted that her study abroad experience has “completely
changed my ideology of what I want to get out of a career, while
providing me with an educational experience that I will never
Mount Saint Mary College students who have been transformed by
such experiences have gone on to venues including the Peace
The Mount’s office of international studies can arrange a
semester or summer at a university anywhere in the world to enrich
a student’s education while pursuing a degree at the college
overlooking the Hudson River.
Study abroad options include Dublin, Ireland; Florence, Italy;
Segovia, Spain; Oxford, England, and more.
Mount Saint Mary College marks International Education Week
November 14–18 with activities including an exhibit of posters of
nursing students serving abroad. Nursing faculty and students are
planning a service trip to the Dominican Republic in January.