Ashley Feith ’13 Wins NAFSA’s Title of 2012 Student Diplomat
When we send off our students to study abroad in every corner of the world, we know they’ll come back as even better global citizens – but Marymount Manhattan College’s own Ashley Feith ’13 is out to prove it. Ashley’s video documenting her experience abroad at the American College in Thessaloniki, Greece, as a Niarchos Foundation Exchange Student, took top honors in the NAFSA Student Diplomat Video Contest, making Ashley NAFSA’s 2012 Student Diplomat.
Ashley, a double-major in International Studies and Philosophy and Religious Studies at MMC, spent her time in Greece collecting lovingly shot footage of people, places and food, which she edited into a gorgeous and engaging three-minute video for the contest. She also picked up a wealth of new ideas and languages that illustrate the importance of experiencing cultures of all kinds.
Alongside all the bright colors and fascinating locations, Ashley’s insightful commentary gives a taste of her many eye-opening experiences abroad, as well as the lessons and questions she brought home that make her even more capable, curious and open-minded that she was before. Her experiences abroad also helped interest her in a new career direction – international conflict resolution. For winning the contest, Ashley also received a $1000 travel voucher.