Hannah is an outstanding candidate for (the field of international education). Her passion for international education is contagious, and her collaborative leadership skills are unmatched.
Over the past decade, we’ve graduated several hundred students in our Global Studies major at Providence College, an ideal preparation for the kinds of global citizens who would thrive (in international education). Hannah is brilliant and hard-working. She is a learner and a visionary. Creative and organized. And her energy is contagious.
Of the many students I have worked with in the past eight years, I have not met anyone as passionate about international education as Hannah. The interesting thing about Hannah, though, is that this passion does not manifest itself in blanket enthusiasm for travel and sightseeing, but rather in continuing to think about how study abroad can be done ethically, how to make study abroad inclusive, and to consider her privilege and positionality. She does all of this with a maturity and composure that is not often seen in students her age.
The Global Studies program at Providence College is committed to support faculty-student partnerships as well as peer mentorship opportunities that foster reciprocal learning and shared leadership. I had the opportunity to partner with Hannah during her senior year, co-developing departmental initiatives connected to international education, and co-facilitating the Global Engagement seminar that supports students in pre-immersion dialogue and reflection. Hannah’s educational vision and her sensitivity to perspectives and life experiences different from her own proved exceptionally valuable to the mentorship she offered to students in the seminar. She engaged learners in thinking critically about difference and power relations as they prepare to enter communities worldwide, and supported them in navigating the anxieties and challenges associated with departing one’s familiar context and embracing new life narratives.
Hannah displays an incredible amount of dedication and passion towards the international education field which is not only displayed in the copious amount of work experiences she has done but is also shown through her knowledge of the industry.
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