Intern at the Embassy
Thanks to a stipend for unpaid internships, Jacob Phillips ’16 was able to intern at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C.
Polyglot Leads Model UN
Model UN leader Ruxi Zhang speaks four languages and has been published in two of them.
Fighting for Human Rights
Brittany Landorf writes, "I wrote about a shadow report on human rights abuses using small arms and light weapons in Armenia and Kenya.”
Thanks to his Serbian language skills, Petar Petrovic ’14 was able to combine study abroad with an internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
Salman Haji’s dedication to his goal—fluency in Arabic—earned him a coveted Critical Language Scholarship from the State Dept. for study in Jordan.
Three standout students were finalists for Mac’s 2012 Global Citizenship Student Award.
Two Seniors Receive Watson Dream Grants
Morgan Sleeper ‘11 of Deland, FL and Keren Yohannes ‘11, of Louisville, KY, have been awarded Thomas J. Watson Fellowships. The fellowship, a one-year grant for independent study and travel outside of the United States, is awarded annually to graduating college/university seniors. This year the Foundation awarded 40 fellowships out of the 148 finalists who were nominated, and the awardees came from only 23 of the 40 colleges on the Watson roster. The fellows come from select private liberal arts colleges and universities.
Studying South Africa
With a double major in political science and international studies, it’s clear that Victor Parker ’11 (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) is determined to become a world citizen. But add in his French minor, study of Afrikaans, and two internships in South Africa and his global curiosity becomes even more apparent.
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