Danielle Montecalvo (’16)
I just arrived home from Australia a few days ago and have reflected a bit on my experience living in IH this past semester. I just wanted to say thank you so much for fostering such a wonderful community full of so much diversity, support, and acceptance. I have learned so many things about myself and others from various cultures — more than any classroom could ever teach me (as I am pursuing an International Relations degree). I have expanded my perspective of the world and challenged myself to go out of my comfort zone in various capacities, whether it was trying a new sport, attending a cultural event different from my own, or sitting and engaging with new people each day during a meal.
This community has given me friendships around the world and experiences beyond anything I could’ve ever imagined. I absolutely loved IH and everything the college embodies. I look forward to staying in touch and seeing how the college continues to grow and prosper over the years. I hope to visit sometime soon!
Once A Housie, Always A Housie
I’ve been blessed to meet people from all over the world, and I’m definitely sustaining some of the many relationships I’ve built here. Thank you for bringing IH to where it is today, and I’m eager to watch her grow.