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Will Donahue: World Traveler

December 03, 2013

“I’m still in shock,” says Will Donahue about his first-year experience at Alma College.

“I went from a large suburban high school to a small town college,” he says. “A year ago I was in high school, and now I’ve traveled around the nation and the world. This campus lets you really get to know people on a personal level and forge impactful relationships and experiences.”

In Will’s first year at Alma, he was a participant in Alma College’s renowned Model UN program and traveled to the U.S./Mexico border, Spain, France, Switzerland, Germany and Poland studying aspects of international human rights.

He also participated in an advocacy internship in Washington, D.C., where he experienced lobbying on the Hill, hearings, briefings, as well as politics and legislation that drive the nation’s Capitol.

“It was an immersive and exciting experience,” says Donahue. “It was fascinating to see how skills from the Model UN played out in real world situations; cooperation, understanding and reaching a common ground are key examples. I am interested in further introducing a human element to the legislative process.”

Donahue also participates in Alma College’s music program, singing with the Alma Choir, Scots on the Rocks, and Off Kilter.