Emma Smith ’13, the co-founder of Mercy’s Dream Ministries — an organization that provides aid to an orphanage in Ghana — and Dartmouth’s 23rd Harry S. Truman scholar, considers her most influential college experience to be one far removed from Hanover. During her sophomore Fall, Smith took a road rarely traveled by Dartmouth students and decided to participate in the Semester at Sea program, sponsored by the University of Virginia. The experience served to both feed Smith’s passion for travel and to shape her career path, she said.
“It was definitely the highlight of my college career,” Smith said in an e-mail to The Dartmouth. “I was able to see fourteen countries in four months, interact with people on four different continents, and make lifelong friends. I learned more in those four months than I think I learned in my life that far.”… Read more »