Staff Spotlight: Jenepher Mackin

Admissions Counselor
Jenepher Mackin is an Admissions Counselor at Global Experiences. She interned in London through Global Experiences and joined the team in order to help give other students the same great opportunity that she had.

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Did YOU intern abroad?! If so, where and what inspired you to go?

I interned in London in 2013. I had just graduated college with a degree in history and a certificate to teach. I wasn’t quite sure what career path I wanted to go down so I figured an internship would be a good option for me. It also allowed me to travel which is one of my passions. I interned in an international school and was able to see the administration side of how things work in a school. I had a very hands on role and had the opportunity to work with the students and the teachers directly.

What is your favorite intern abroad memory?

My favorite memory from my time interning abroad was when a woman on the street asked me for directions and I knew exactly where to tell her to go. I had just exited the tube station and she approached me asking how to get to a road. I directed her and watched her go on her way, meanwhile I was beaming the entire walk home. I felt so proud that I was able to answer her inquiry correctly and it was the first time that London really felt like my home.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I think that the biggest factor in being a successful company is believing in your product. Here at Global Experiences we have all interned or lived abroad and it changed our lives. We want to help others to have the same life changing experiences that we have had. We understand the importance of traveling outside of your comfort zone and the wonderful benefits that can come from it.

What country have you always wanted to visit?

I’ve always wanted to visit Australia. I love the outdoors and the ocean especially and think that it would be an amazing experience! Everyone that I know who has visited Australia has nothing but wonderful things to say about it. Ever since the 2000 summer Olympics in Sydney I have been really interested in the Australian culture so I would love to observe it first-hand!