I’ve led more than 30 Nobles trips to various places around the globe, and it’s not unusual for a student to come back from a trip and make a rather life-changing decision because of it. Sometimes it’s as dramatic as the kid who, after graduating from Swarthmore, decided to join the Peace Corps, or another kid who got into Princeton, but decided to take a year off to do service work in Senegal. Sometimes the decisions are more subtle. In the end, travel changes everyone. I like to think it’s still changing me.
—Mark Sheeran, Modern Languages Faculty