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Samantha Vetrick '22

Human development and family science and French double major

Mount is a second home because of all the amazing and friendly people here. I have never met a single person who hasn't genuinely cared about how I'm doing.

Education

Human Development and Family Science, French

Hometown

Medina, Ohio (Buckeye HS)

Falling in Love with Campus

I heard of Mount from my brother who actually came for a visit when he was looking at colleges. I remember him mentioning to me how much he thought I would love this place. So, when it was time for my college visits to begin, I remembered Mount and had to visit. As soon as I stepped onto Mount's campus, I immediately fell in love and knew instantly that this would be my home for the next four years. I received the Dean’s Scholarship.

 

Surrounded by Sisters 

Mount is a second home because of all the amazing and friendly people here. I have never met a single person who hasn't genuinely cared about how I'm doing. Now, I have an amazing sisterhood through Alpha Xi Delta with so many girls by my side, who would do anything for me.

  

Undecided to Double Major 

I came in undecided and once I talked with the Center for Student Success, they helped me to choose the major of Human Development and Family Sciences. I realized there was so much I can do with this and be in classes that would make me feel engaged and intrigued by the material. My French major was thanks to Dr. Landry. He convinced me to study abroad and was able to achieve the entire major by studying abroad. I was able to study abroad during the fall semester of 2019 and work with the center for global education. I have loved both so much because I have such a passion for foreign language and study abroad. It has inspired me to want to pursue a career in the field of study abroad and helping other students see how much study abroad can change their lives in the best ways possible.


A Future with Study Abroad 

My ultimate goal is to work in the field of study abroad as an advisor to help students see their potential and how much studying abroad can benefit them. Working with the Center for Global Education has helped me become more passionate about study abroad and speaking out more for it.

Search for Success

I would advise that students keep an open mind to all their options. Choose the place that makes you happy, don't go somewhere because someone is trying to tell you to. Go where you know you're going to succeed the most.