As an international educator I have lived in multiple different countries, and move places where I don't know a soul. However, everywhere I have been I always manage to connect with other Wellesley alumnae (even when it is unintentional) which just makes me feel a bit more at home. It is amazing how much stronger a connection becomes when you realize that you have Wellesley in common. I've discovered other Wellesley alum that I teach with, been to the houses of others for gatherings, stopped by and had a quick (okay 40 minute) conversation with recruiters that come to our campus, hosted students coming through my current city....just knowing there are women there you can call on if you need it is comforting.