We're pleased to announce our winner, Mary Beth from Purdue University! She's heading to London this summer for an internship with CAPA International Education.
This round, we asked applicants to showcase their overseas motivations via creativity & imagery. We had a ton of great entries! Thanks to everyone who took the time to apply.
What inspires or motivates you to intern abroad?
Mary Beth: Since I was small, I've loved to read and write. Books took me where I physically could not go, describing beautiful places, fascinating cultures, and incredible sights beyond the ones I knew or understood. It was no surprise to my family or friends when I decided an English major was best for me, and like many English majors I now aspire to work in the publishing field.
What interests you most about your potential host country?
Mary Beth: I'll admit it. I am a language nerd, and British English is interesting to me rather than a vexing cultural wall to leap over. I've learned in many of my classes that language is the key to culture. I hope by learning the British "language", I can experience English culture more fully and expand my limited worldview, thus growing as an individual.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years as a result of this program?
Mary Beth: Through my overseas work, I hope to gain valuable professional experience in the publishing field, as well as learning to adapt to a variety of professional situations more related to my chosen major. At the very best, it will connect me with authorities in my field and give me a unique professional experience. In five years I see myself graduated and beginning my work in the publishing field, using my past intern abroad experiences to help shape my new professional life.
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Stay tuned for the next application round (Fall & Winter 2015 programs) coming in late June!