Mount Holyoke was recently recognized as a leader in global education with the 2015 Senator Paul Simon Award—one of only 5 institutions awarded this prestigious honor. From South Hadley to the far corners of the world, the MHC impact is global.
"Giulietta, I still tear up when I think of the day you and Gail [Hudson '60] welcomed my ship at the dock in Honolulu. There I was, sad that no one will wait for me because my family was far away, only to look up in disbelief to see that two smiling MHC women were the only people at the dock! Welcoming not just me but our entire ship.
For whatever reason, you gave me so much love and care and made my time in Hawaii unforgettable: from my internship at the Governor's office to the apartment near the beach to my getaways on Maui.
Giullietta Swenson, because we met, I was able to call paradise my home, to care for it and appreciate it like you do. Thank you from all my heart." —Natalia Stefanova '05
Claudia Mazur '16, a geology major and marine sciences minor, had the opportunity of a lifetime this past spring semester, sailing from New Zealand to Tahiti as part of the SEA Semester program. Mazur and her shipmates lived on and crewed a 134-foot ship, using its onboard laboratory to study climate change systems, the global carbon cycle, and its effects on Pacific islands.