It may seem straightforward, but choosing a major -- in true liberal arts fashion -- is an important and inspiring journey for many Skidmore students.
When Rula Issa ‘17 came to the United States in 1998 seeking refuge from the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, she was warmly welcomed by Americans who sought to help her and her family assimilate to America and settle comfortably in their new home.
Many would describe this election season as exhausting, but at Skidmore it has been interesting and exploratory. Students, faculty, and staff have participated in community dialogues regarding the presidential campaigns, challenging each other's views and questioning values showcased by the candidates.
"At Skidmore I suffered FOMO--fear of missing out--when my friends talked about their study abroad. So I quit the basketball team and studied in China," recalls Eli Johnston '14. Now it's FOMO no more: Johnston is back in Asia, where he'd vowed to return, and he's a very marketable professional in a very exciting economy.