Growing up in Mexico City, Sarah Goslin ’15 knew she wanted to travel the world, so global programs were at the top of her college priority list. In 2013 she conducted fieldwork in France, Morocco and Spain, and last year, while studying abroad through the Dickinson in Toulouse program, Sarah got involved with a Polish theatre group, led by a University of Toulouse professor. After she returned to Dickinson, she reunited briefly with the Polish troupe to take part in an international theatre festival in Belgium. Fresh from that trip, she discusses her experiences at Dickinson and abroad.
Clubs and organizations:
Dean’s List and Alpha Lamba Delta.
The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo.
The Grand Budapest Hotel.
On choosing Dickinson:
I grew up in Mexico City, and being in an internationally focused environment is important to me. I chose Dickinson because of its focus on global education. I also wanted to study abroad for a year in France, and I liked what I learned about the Toulouse program.
Favorite place on campus:
Favorite Dining Hall food:
Grilled chicken on College Farm greens.
The Mediterranean Migration Mosaic gave me a chance to practice sociology skills I learned in class while working toward a final research project. After spending the first month [of the Mosaic] on campus, learning about immigration from North Africa to Europe, we spent six weeks doing fieldwork in France, Morocco and Spain. During this time we met immigrants from Morocco and other parts of Africa. We also interviewed mayors of small towns and leaders of NGOs and other associations designed to help immigrants in France and Spain.
As a kid, I wanted to be …
… an actress.
On studying abroad:
I spent both semesters of my junior year in Toulouse, France. It was a great life experience. I volunteered at a language-learning association, traveled across Europe, visited museums, did an internship and became involved in a play I would later perform in Belgium. It was a great feeling to look back after nine months and reflect on everything I had accomplished in an entirely new setting.
On performing internationally:
While in Toulouse, I performed in a multilingual a play, Princess Ivona, [as part of an] annual theatre festival at the University of Toulouse. (The playwright and the theatre company I performed with were Polish, but the director was also a professor at the university.) I performed in English; there also were parts written in German, Polish, French, Spanish, Catalan and Italian.
Our theatre company was selected to participate in Rencontres Internationales de Théâtre Universitaire (RITU), a festival at the University of Liège in Liège, Belgium, that featured eight troupes from seven different countries. While there, I performed in short plays and also attended a workshop given by a theatre professor from England. It was a fun and a unique opportunity for me to meet other university students from around the world who share my interests and to learn more about international theatre.
Published May 8, 2015