Arienne Johnson and Lindsey Beck, Archbold High School graduates, are studying in foreign countries as part of the Goshen (Ind.) College Study- Service Term program.
Johnson, daughter of Michael and Barbara, is part of a group of 23 students who left for Senegal, in West Africa, April 29. She returns July 29.
Johnson and the other students are living in Dakar, Senegal’s capital, for the first half of their term, then will move to other parts of the country, living with Senegalese host families.
Johnson is a 2006 AHS grad and attends Zion Mennonite Church. She is majoring in history.
Beck, daughter of Neal and Julie, Archbold, left for Nicaragua on April 30 with 22 other GC students. They will return July 29.
Beck and her SST group are spending the first six weeks of the study-service term in Ji- notepe, a city outside the capital city, Managua. They will then spread out around the county, living with host families.
She is a 2005 AHS grad, and attends Central Mennonite Church.
Beck is part of the first SST group to return to Nicaragua in 30 years. Goshen College stopped sending students to Nicaragua in 1978, due to civil unrest that resulted in 12 years of war. During that time, the country’s economy was devastated.