Learning through travel

Christinia VroomChristina Vroom is now the Associate Director, Bequests & Planned Gifts at McGill University, but in 1992, she was discovering her passion: French language and literature. For the next four years, she worked on her BA and Certificate of Bilingualism, 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 Strasbourg, France. She made friends from France, Mexico, and the United States. She spent weekends exploring Europe and sometimes crossed the border into Germany for lunch. She still benefits greatly from her time at Mount A today.

On the student experience:

"We live in a world where we can 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 transferable skills of writing, critical thinking, communicating, researching, and reading vast amounts of information."

"Being able to talk comfortably on any subject makes my line of work more fluid and me a better fundraiser. Traveling has made me a citizen of the world and enabled me to work easily with people from all over the globe."