Learning through travel

Christinia VroomChristina Vroom is now the Associate Director, Planned Gifts for the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University, but in 1992, she was discovering her passion: French language literature. For the next four years, she worked on her BA, but her education extended well beyond the walls of Mount Allison.

In her third year, she took part in Mount Allison's study abroad program, and spent a year studying in France. She made friends from France, Mexico, and the United States. She spent weekends exploring Europe and sometimes she's cross the boarder into Germany for lunch. She still benefits from her time at Mount A today.

On the student experience:

"We live in a world where we reinvent ourselves every few years. If that's what you want to do, your best bet is to get a liberal arts and sciences education because you'll have those experiences of writing, communicating, researching, and reading vast amounts of information."

"You can go anywhere with the liberal arts. It gives you a broad background in history – of culture, art history, language, or literature – and all of those things play into the everyday workplace. Being able to talk comfortably on any subject makes my line of work really easy."