An interview featuring Megan Scanlon ’05, an enrollment adviser for the American University of Beirut, was recently published on GoAbroad.com, a website that provides information and resources for students traveling internationally. Scanlon describes how her study abroad experience as a William Smith student provided her with what she calls “a neurological coup d’etat,” as she studied in Hanoi, Vietnam for a semester.
While at HWS, Scanlon – an English major with a minor in international relations – also was a member of the William Smith soccer team and received the President’s Public Service Award in 2005.
Prior to her position at American University of Beirut, she worked as an assistant director of admissions at Green Mountain College in Vermont, and earned a master’s degree in international education from New York University. She also served as the Jeter’s Leaders program coordinator for the Turn 2 Foundation. The non-profit youth leadership program is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, academic achievement and social change activism among high school students.