Marco Fraticelli (Class of 2014) just returned from Cambodia after spending a semester teaching English. Marco is in his 3rd year at Goshen College, a small liberal arts college in Northern Indiana, with a full scholarship. He majors in Business and minors in Sociology/Gender Studies.
As a Mennonite college, its vision toward learning and teaching is “international, intercultural, interdisciplinary, and integrative.” Its mission is to create a community of faith and learning based on inclusive Christian values, passionate learning, servant leadership, compassionate peacemaking and global citizenship. (Sound familiar? It should!) Click here to read more about Robinson’s institution mission, which resonates strongly with Goshen College core values.
Marco just completed his Student Service Term (SST). This Goshen College requirement emphasizes the core values previously mentioned, especially global citizenship and compassionate peacemaking. SST destinations include Peru, China, Tanzania, Cambodia and Senegal, among others. Explore the SST Stories Project, “an independent initiative to capture the many facets of Goshen College’s SST program over nearly 50 years.” To learn more about the general program, click here. [https://www.goshen.edu/sst/about/] The Cambodia Student-Service Team provides more details about the program in which Marco participated. Finally, check out this story about the end Marco and his classmate Jack’s Student Service Term teaching English in Kampong Phluk, a “floating village” in the northern province of Siem Reap.
Stay tuned for a more extensive interview with Marco Fraticelli (Class of 2014) about his experiences in Cambodia in our next issue! Robinson feels proud to have contributed in any way to Marco’s commitment to scholarship, service and leadership!