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International Studies

Ian May

Class of 2003
Major/Minor
International Studies, Hispanic Studies

Ian May believes that study and travel abroad is central to his education. He intends to see as much of the world as possible, and then do his part to help people in developing countries. Among his short-term goals after graduation are medical school and a stint in the Peace Corps—both in preparation for a medical career in either Latin America or Africa.

Last summer, with funding assistance from the Society of Junior Fellows, Ian traveled to Ecuador and Columbia, where he studied the effects of globalization on indigenous people. After spending this fall semester at the University of Nebrija in Madrid, Ian is off to Rhodes University in South Africa. He is applying for a State Department internship.

“What you find at WC is the potential for so many different experiences—dozens of opportunities to study and travel abroad, as well as paths for personal growth and leadership. If you have the drive to do something, you can do it now, without waiting until your senior year.”