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08.28.13 | Share This Article
Tim Arthun ’10 found his semester-long study-abroad experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina, prepared him in unique ways for life after college. “Having the opportunity to be completely immersed in a Spanish-speaking country, living with a host mother who didn’t speak English at all, forced me to adapt my preferences and cultural norms,” he says. He even blogged about his experience (http://blogs.lvc.edu/argentina2010/) to share those experiences and images firsthand.

Arthun also participated in another international-themed opportunity when he was part of a team of LVC students who studied in a European Union (EU) Simulation in Washington, D.C., in his junior year. In what was just the second year of a now annual program underwritten by Dr. William J. McGill H’98, senior vice president and dean of the faculty emeritus, and his wife, Ellen, Arthun starred and was voted “Best Commissioner” by his nearly 200 peers from 10 other colleges that were participating. Greg Kauffman ’09 set the stage for Arthun having been named “Best Parliamentarian” the previous year.

Arthun, who majored in history and political science with a minor in law and society, is now the government relations director for the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers. He recommends that students participate in any study-abroad opportunities they possibly can—and plan ahead so that their schedules allow them to get away for at least a semester. “I use the experiences I had in Argentina every day—like interacting with people who are a little different than me, or handling situations that might be awkward,” he says. “Knowing how to interact with people who aren’t like you is a very useful skill that definitely gets honed in a study-abroad program.”


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