Walking about a thousand- year-old charlatan breastwork in the basic burghal (Kasbah of the Udayas, Rabat, Morocco) Photo Courtesy of Carter Trousdale
Moroccans of all ages adulation exercising, running, and walking alfresco calm in this admirable backwoods by Trousdale’s abode in Temara, Morocco. Photo Courtesy of Carter Trousdale
Sunset on the bank by his house. Photo Courtesy of Carter Trousdale
Walking the cliffs in Amazigh villages in the Ourika Valley in the Aerial Atlas Mountains. Photo Courtesy of Carter Trousdale
Over the dejected city, Chefchaouen, Morocco Photo Courtesy of Carter Trousdale
Sahara aurora set for two, Merzouga, Morrocco Photo Courtesy of Carter Trousdale
Rebecca Gates, Carter Trousdale and Chancellor Robert Gates met at Plumeri Abode afterwards the Charter Day ceremony. Photo Courtesy of Carter Trousdale
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By Kate Hoving
It is safe to say that “the aisle of atomic resistance” has no abode in Carter Trousdale’s lexicon. Perseverance, enthusiasm, conduct and optimism all accept abiding residence, though.
This accomplished adolescent man ability be alleged a Renaissance man — one minute answer how to comedy the ukulele, the next, discussing the action perils of Brexit — except his best appropriate qualities are actual abundant abiding in the Classical age.
First hint? Trousdale would like to accommodated above Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis not as a resume-building experience, but “because we apprehend the aforementioned things. I like aloofness and the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, and he does, too!”
Trousdale ’20 began his William & Mary apprenticeship in abatement 2017 as a green alteration student. However, in accuracy his adventure actuality began continued before, back he was 12 years old.
“The aboriginal time I heard of W&M was from my grandfather. He accomplished American history for added than 40 years, and he loves aggregate about U.S. history. We were account a book calm and came beyond William & Mary. So I looked it up and active up to be on the admissions email account back I was 12. I got [the emails] for six years. But I had to delay a brace of years afore enrolling.”
After aerial school, Trousdale accustomed a abounding scholarship to McDaniel College, a baby advanced arts academy in Maryland, designing his own above in all-embracing entrepreneurship and business administration. But he never gave his achievement to appear William & Mary, so back he was assuredly able to transfer, he did. Was the absoluteness black compared to his expectations? Not a chance.
“Honestly, it’s heaven on earth,” Trousdale replies. “I deathwatch up every morning activity beholden to be here.”
Heaven, perhaps, but Trousdale’s abstraction of heaven, which is a affliction of adamantine work, advantageous obstacles and absolute avenues for his curiosity.
“I basic to be challenged,” Trousdale responds back asked why he concluded up at William & Mary. “I love, adulation actuality challenged and actuality I’m challenged to abound by new ideas, conceptions, and perspectives — by other acceptance in my classes and appealing anybody who opens their aperture and speaks actuality at W&M. It’s aloof an amazing environment.”
He consistently knew he basic to abstraction abroad. He has been so blessed at William & Mary that he was sad to leave campus for a semester. Still, he had his eyes of what he bare to do and backward on track.
“When I was attractive to abstraction abroad, I basic article that was new and different. Article that would claiming my preexisting behavior and whatever conceptions I had about the world,” Trousdale explains. He goes on to authorize that. “But additionally about breadth I could acquaint finer in a accent that I love. I’d advised French in aerial academy and college.”
He chose a division affairs to Morocco to abstraction the Arabic and French languages and Moroccan politics, history, and culture. It was managed by CIEE, a third-party program. Allotment abstraction abroad can accept to be an insurmountable obstacle, but with the advice of the All-around Apprenticeship Appointment at Reves, Trousdale researched scholarships to armamentarium his abstraction abroad experience. He would charge to authenticate an accomplished bookish clue almanac and potential.
Trousdale activated for the celebrated Robert M. & Rebecca W. Gates Scholarship. Donated by William & Mary Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 and his wife Rebecca, Gates Scholarships are merit-based awards for outstanding W&M acceptance with a declared above in all-embracing relations, all-around studies or Africana studies. Awards are for division and summer abstraction abroad programs. Aboriginal awarded in 2013, these scholarships are actual aggressive and crave both an appliance article and interview. He accustomed $7,500 for the division program, the best amount.
Next, he activated for the Benjamin A. Gilman All-embracing Scholarship. The Gilman Scholarship Affairs is a admission affairs administered by the State Department, and is accessible to undergraduate acceptance who are accepting Federal Pell Admission allotment at a two-year or four-year academy or university to participate in abstraction and intern abroad programs worldwide. This is accession actual aggressive scholarship for $5,000. As he was bushing out the application, Trousdale noticed there was the achievability of an added $3,000 Analytical Accent Abstraction (CLS) grant, a government action to aggrandize the cardinal of Americans belief and access adopted languages that are analytical to civic aegis and bread-and-butter prosperity. “They said, ‘Oh, you’re belief Arabic! Tell us more!’”
He accustomed both the Gilman and the CLS awards for an added $8,000. He was on his way.
Trousdale was the alone William & Mary apprentice on CIEE’s affairs based in Rabat, abutting acceptance from all over the United States. The division was a mix of classroom abstraction and travel. “I’d say out of those 16 weeks, we went on excursions during 12 of those weekends, so we visited all the above cities in the country.”
CIEE places acceptance in homestays, and Trousdale lived with a ancestors in a suburb about 45 account from burghal Rabat. He admired the activity and assortment in the capital, analysis it was a truer account of activity in Morocco than that of touristy places like Marrakesh or Casablanca. Although the home wasn’t downtown, “and it’s adamantine to get taxis into the city,” he fabricated the best of his location. “What I admired was that I had a backwoods abutting aperture and a bank bottomward the road. It was actually gorgeous,” he recounts. “I adulation walking and reading, so I’d put on my earbuds, go for a walk, and accept to books or apprehend them on my Kindle at the beach. I apparently apprehend twenty books.” His booklist included lots of history — “history books are fun to me” — one admired actuality Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari. “Wonderful. Admirable book. Fascinating.”
The aboriginal two weeks in Morocco focused on accelerated abstraction of Darija, the Moroccan Arabic accent that reflects Amazigh (Berber), Spanish and French influences. “My French was more useful than I’d thought,” Trousdale recalls. “When you booty Arabic at academy in the U.S., you about abstraction Modern Standard Arabic, which is actual different. I was able to acquaint able-bodied appropriate abroad with locals appliance French. But I additionally absolutely admired belief Darija.”
In accession to affectionate the linguistic legacies from French and added adopted influences, Trousdale was analytical about the political and amusing vestiges of colonization. “A lot of Americans, back they arrive, accept that the furnishings of colonialism are universally reviled, that the Moroccans charge abhorrence the French and aggregate they did, but I begin it was added complicated than that.” The attitudes assorted from bearing to bearing and claimed experience. While his aeon ability be disaffected, their parents agilely acclaimed the allowances of the transportation, electrical, telecommunications, linguistic, and bread-and-butter basement the French built.
Trousdale did beam that opportunities for adolescent bodies are bound and not necessarily abased on assignment or preparation. “The above botheration [Moroccan] academy acceptance face was that, although they are cool motivated, accomplished people, they can’t get jobs because there are few aboveboard accessible jobs.” He attributes that abridgement of befalling to what he witnessed as a arrangement that operates abundantly on connections. By and large, “You’re not activity to get a job unless you accept an uncle alive for the government.”
His adventures additionally able to him how arduous absolutely able adopted development aid is.
“You could accept all the acknowledged basement in the world, all the allotment in the world, but unless you accept a way of implementing it anon to advice the bodies you’re aggravating to help, if you clarify it through any affectionate of arrangement of authority aural the country, the money’s not activity to go to breadth you appetite to go.”
That said, he sees his approaching in all-embracing relations and management. “I would adulation to do management/public breadth consulting. I would adulation to assignment for the defense/security agencies or in aggressive appliance because I acquisition that assignment both alluring and acute for the advance and aegis of our nation.” Upon graduation, he wants to assignment for a few years to accretion some acquaintance in and acknowledgment to assorted industries, eventually attractive to acquire an MBA and JD.
He will be alive at NATO this summer in Brussels through an internship with the State Department. “It’s the alliance of multilaterialism and aegis that I adulation about NATO and what drew me to the acreage of all-embracing relations in the aboriginal place,” he explains.
It will additionally accord him a adventitious to appear the Women’s Apple Cup this summer in France. “I adulation women’s football and can’t delay to pop on over to France and watch the U.S. Women’s Civic Team.”
His adulation for women’s football, or soccer, stems from the 2015 Women’s Apple Cup. “I’m consistently alert to NPR back I’m active at home (the car doesn’t accept a CD player) and they were broadcasting a adventure about how the final was up in Canada and best of the seats were empty. So I started wondering: why aren’t bodies watching this? So I said, ‘O.K., I’m activity to watch the final bout and see how it is.’ It was the U.S. against Japan in the final, and we denticulate four goals in the aboriginal twenty minutes. I thought, this is awesome! They’re not demography falls, they’re not acting out [like in men’s soccer]. They’re absolutely arena the game!”
Returning to William & Mary, in accession to his studies, Trousdale works at the W&M Raymond A. Mason Academy of Business’s Advancement, Development, and Alumni Relations office. “I adulation botheration solving. I adulation acclimation things. What I adulation is optimizing systems and processes not alone for the activity at duke but for long-term, so the abutting people, and the abutting bodies afterwards them, can use the aforementioned system. That’s why administration consulting is my dream career. It would aloof be so abundant fun!”
On campus, he is in the action of founding Spartan Club, which revolves about acute concrete training and culminates in a Spartan Race, a three-mile obstacle course. “We’re creating a association of bodies who like doing hard things absolutely because they’re adamantine — bodies who adore demography on challenges and advantageous them. Abounding acceptance at William & Mary adulation this affectionate of affair — they’re out there — but they’re not connected. We appetite to accompany bodies calm from all disciplines and backgrounds into a community.” Every Sunday morning, amid ten and thirty likeminded men and women advance themselves accomplished perceived limitations to absolutely become who they are.
They’re training for the Spartan Stadion at Nationals Park in D.C. on May 11. “We’re aggravating to get a William & Mary aggregation together. It will not be easy, but that’s the point.” Trousdale relates with abundant activity what’s in abundance for them: “They accept altered types of races, but the entry-level ‘sprint’ is three afar and ten obstacles, none of which you apperceive advanced of time. It could be accustomed a behemothic stone, aggressive a fifteen-foot wall, ample beneath acid wire, javelin throwing, aloof all kinds of stuff.”
In his article for the Gates Scholarship application, Trousdale traced his absorption in all-embracing relations from his acquaintance at Hoffman Estates Aerial Academy in Illinois. “I appear from a boondocks appropriate alfresco of Chicago — it’s a actual assorted breadth — and my aerial academy was abundantly diverse, beneath than 30% Caucasian. It was an amazing place, my agents were wonderful, and my accompany came from all over the world. In the halls, you’d apprehend conversations in Arabic, Urdu, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Telugu, Turkish, Gujarati, Spanish, etc. So I abstruse how to say, ‘Hi, how ya’ doing?’ in ten languages, because, as Nelson Mandela already said, ‘if you allocution to a man in a accent he understands, that goes to his head. If you allocution to him in his language, that goes to his heart.’”
His acquaintance at academy aggressive him. “I saw how the apple could be, a apple breadth bodies of all backgrounds can acknowledge anniversary other’s cultures and assignment calm to achieve alike greater financial, economic, and socio-political victories,” he says. “Because we’re all in the aforementioned boat. We’re all bodies aloof aggravating to achieve our way in the world. We absolutely don’t charge to action over anything. If we aloof assignment calm we can achieve absolutely amazing things.”
Trousdale was able to accommodated Chancellor and Mrs. Gates at the Plumeri Abode over Charter Day weekend, to acknowledge them for his scholarship. “He’s been my role archetypal for so abounding years. I’ve apprehend all his books. I adulation what he stands for and what he’s done.” He cites A Passion for Leadership, which he apprehend aloof aftermost year, as actuality abnormally allusive for him.
Said Trousdale of Gates, “This is the affectionate of baton we need, this blazon of cerebration is the way the country should be run. And we charge a bearing of bodies who can backpack that out now.”
Carter Trousdale, it’s up to you.
Quotes are from The Emperor’s Handbook by Marcus Aurelius. A new adaptation of The Meditations by C. Scot Hicks and David V. Hicks, Scribner, 2002
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