From a young age I dreamt about challenging myself and learning through world travels and living abroad. My first overseas exposure started when I was 10 years old. Long before email, I connected with a pen pal in London and we have remained lifelong friends. At 19 years old my dream about the challenge of living and learning abroad was fulfilled when when I studied in S.U.’s “French-in-France” program. After graduation, I returned to France and lived at a L’Arche community, which serves disabled adults who live and work together. During that year of service, I learned to experience the joy and beauty in every person – whether severely disabled or “successful” by society’s standards. I have continued travelling every year on a continuous quest for learning and service to others. In November 2010 I was fortunate to visit Bhutan, the Himalayan country well known for measuring “Gross National Happiness (GNH). GNH is a measurement of seven key wellness indicators: economic, environmental, physical, mental, workplace, social and political wellness. I was deeply moved by the people and the beauty of Bhutan. This trip has reignited my quest to learn and challenge myself – stretching beyond our borders and notions of successful living. Here is a link to a brief video with highlights of my experiences in Bhutan.
Greg Scully, ’84 and ‘09