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Global Citizenship Program

From traveling to an unknown destination to developing ways to share their experiences, the Global Citizenship program allows our students to learn about another culture in a unique way.

We can’t wait to follow along with our students as they learn their destination, share their experiences with the YCP community, and develop into global citizenship ambassadors.

Follow their journey by searching #YCPgoglobal.

Education majors have the opportunity to study abroad at York College

Learn more about the Global Citizenship Program

  • Meet our Students

    Zac Campbell '18

    Hometown: Rehobeth Beach, Delaware 

    Secondary Education/History dual major

    Zac is a resident assistant, as well as a brother of Kappa Delta Rho, and a Student Ambassador. In his spare time he is an avid soccer fan, cheering on Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain F.C.. 


    Maura Gallant '19

    Hometown: Pottstown, Pennsylvania

    International Relations major, Intelligence Analysis minor

    Maura is a Resident Assistant on West Campus, a sister of Phi Mu, and a member of Student Senate. She enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring the world around her. 


    Tara O'Malley '19

    Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 

    Nursing major 

    Tara graduated from Millersville University in 2011 with degrees in biology and psychology. She is currently working as a CNA while attending York College for her degree in nursing. 


    Amanda Stagg '17

    Hometown: Downingtown, Pennsylvania

    Mass Communications major, Theatre minor 

    Amanda is involved in Student Senate and has had the opportunity to foster the development of YCP's organizations and clubs, in addition to creating more downtown connections and improving the College's campus safety. She is also involved in the co-ed honor's fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi. 


    Aaron Thomas '20 

    Hometown: Dover, Pennsylvania 

    Entrepreneurship major

    Aaron is driven towards success and is always looking for new ways to create connections for the future. He is an avid musician including drumming and guitar and has owned his own mobile DJ company providing music, lighting, and sound applications for any and all events. Aaron is local to York and has always loved the area and all that it has to offer. He looks forward to being able to give back to my community in the near future.

  • Meet our Faculty

    Dr. Kay McAdams 

    Associate Professor of History

    Director of General Education

    Kay received her Ph.D. in Modern European History from Indiana University. She joined the YCP History and Political Science Department faculty in 1999. Kay teaches courses and conducts research in the history of Nazi Germany, Holocaust in Film, and Women and War. She has been selected to attend the Holocaust Education Foundation Seminar at Northwestern University, the Silberman Seminar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on the topic of the Geography of the Holocaust, and the Hess Seminar also at the USHMM on the topic of new approaches to Holocaust history.


    Kia Kuresman 

    Director of Academic Advising

    Kia oversees the academic advising and academic support programs on campus. She has worked with student transition issues and supporting students in acclimating to the college environment.  Kia has worked at a variety of schools across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions and has taught a number of courses including Gender, Globalization, and Leadership and Auto-Photography as a First-Year Seminar class.  During the 2011-2012 academic year, while at Goucher College, Kia co-led an international course abroad called Dance and Cultural Experiences in Scotland for a group of 15 students. Kia oversaw the student life components of the course including cultural interaction, reflection writing, and reintegration back to the U.S. Helping to co-lead this study abroad experience brings together Kia’s passions of traveling, education, and learning and she is looking forward to working with the group of students and alumni. 

  • Where are we going?

    The 2017 Global Citizenship Program will travel to Poland.  

    Day 1: Warsaw 

    Day 2: Warsaw 

    • Warsaw city tour is focused on Jewish sites including Warsaw Ghetto area with Monument to the Warsaw Ghetto, Mila 18 Street, Umschlag-platz, Nozyk Synagogue, and the Jewish Cemetery on Okopowa Street. 
    • Warsaw's Old town city tour including the Castle Square, Market Square, the Barbican, Krasinski Square, and the Monument of Warsaw's Uprising. 

    Day 3: Majdanek and Lublin

    • Stops include the site of a German Nazi's concentration and extermination camp and the monument to the victims of the Holocaust. 

    Day 4: Lublin and Krakow

    • Interiors of Wawel Castle, Wawel Royal Cathedral, and Main Market Square

    Day 5: Krakow, Oswiecim

    • Auschwitz-Birkenau former Nazi's concentration camp. 

    Day 6: Krakow and Kazimierz 

    • Krakow Jewish Quarter, Kazimierz including entrances to Old Synagogue, Remuh Synagogue & Cemetery, and visiting Schindler's Factory Exhibition. 
  • Can Alumni Attend?

    Meet the alumni that will be traveling with the Global Citizenship Program! 

    Freddie Scott '85, business major

    PKE MBA graduate student at Pepperdine University

    Freddie currently works as the Fire Cache Manager of the Southwest Pacific Region of the Forest Service of the United States. He also serves as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve with more than 18 years of military experience. He holds an MBA in Operations Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and has post graduate training from The Ohio State University in Supply Chain Management. 

    Lynn Drucker '77, sociology major 

    Adjunct Professor, Master of Science Program in Fundraising Management at Columbia University


    Kristin Phillips '11, history major, sustainability and environmental studies minor

    Born in Hanover, PA, now a resident of Lancaster County, Kristin is the operations manager for the Accomac Inn and Events in Wrightsville, PA. When her youngest of three children began kindergarten, she decided it was also time for her to return to school and finish her education. After two years at Harrisburg Community College, including a summer scholarship to Bucknell University, she transferred to York College, graduating with honors in 2011. Kristin has served on the Spring Grove Borough Council and, having a passion for environmental issues; she is eying a future in the world of politics as her children leave the nest.  


    Stephanie Roth '87, computer information systems major, York College of PA

    Masters of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

    Stephanie currently works as a Senior Programmer Analyst at The Vanguard Group. Stephanie, her husband Don, six children and 13 grandchildren reside in Reading, Pennsylvania. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, volunteering, reading and spending time with her family. Stephanie has volunteered in New York City post 9/11, in New York and New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy, and in El Salvador and Guatemala. 

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