As a LEX Intern, I was placed in a transnational, multilingual company that enabled me to meet and work with people from all over the world. This organization is so open to everyone; their languages, their traditions, their cultures and ways of life are always accepted. I loved being able to work with everyone of all ages to learn languages, share cultures and keep our minds open to the world. Throughout my yearlong experience I stayed with lots of loving Japanese host families, learned to speak Japanese, made many friends (whom I am still in contact with 2 years later), planned and attended tons of multilingual events, and ate tons of Japanese food.
I got to work closely with other interns from Thailand, Mexico, Korea, Singapore, Japan and other countries. This specific experience taught me a lot about communication, but most of all that there are really so many ways to connect with people from all cultures and backgrounds. This internship came with many challenges, but with so many supportive, understanding people around me it was empowering for me to take the challenges to heart and grow from them. My internship was amazing, and it changed my life, and I am so grateful to Lex for all of my wonderful memories.