Nicholas Nguyen

Nicholas Nguyen, Others Before Self

Nicholas Nguyen has always wanted to give back. “My family emigrated from Vietnam. Because of the help they were given in this country, I have always wanted to give back,” he said. He will soon get the chance to do just that. After working with several non-profit organizations in the DFW area, Nicholas will soon head to Ecuador for an assignment with the Peace Corps.

“People talk about their calling,” Nguyen said. "And I have always felt that it was my calling to help others.” He credits his experience at UD with developing his interest in international non-profit work. “Concentrating in Human Sciences in the Contemporary World,” he said, “opened my eyes to how different cultures interact and sparked a desire in me to understand the world from different perspectives. Learning about the Western tradition at UD made me interested looking at the world from the opposite side.” During his time at UD, Nguyen volunteered in a variety of areas, including during his visit to Rome. “Volunteering helps you understand a foreign country on a day-to- day basis.” Nguyen tutored small children and helped in a soup kitchen as part of the Marino Volunteer Program in Rome. “I had been thinking about international work, but going to Rome convinced me that volunteering abroad is my future,” he said.


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