- Class: 2018
- Major: Counseling and Human Services
- College: Panuska College of Professional Studies
- Hometown: Valley Stream, New York
A LARGER PERSPECTIVE
Adrian Laudani engaged in two very different global experiences while at Scranton. She spent the spring semester of her sophomore year studying in Rome, Italy. A year later, she took part in an international service trip to Guatemala.
On studying abroad
"During my study abroad, I was able to set out from Rome and travel all across Italy – to Florence, Venice, Milan, the Italian Alps and more. Being able to experience all these different places, the different cultures, the people and their day-to-day lives it's a very different experience than learning about them in a textbook."
On serving abroad
"In the summer before my senior year, I traveled to Guatemala as part of Scranton's International Service Program (ISP). We worked with an after-school program, hanging out and playing with children. We also went out into various villages, helping to paint and fix up houses. The service experience certainly made me rethink my role in this world."
On lessons learned
"After graduation, I've decided to do a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, working with refugees in Atlanta, Georgia. Through my travels abroad, I've experienced what it's like, in a sense, to have to transition into a new culture. These experiences have inspired me to want to reach out and help others to navigate their way."