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Meet the 2013 Summer Interns!

Yiting Li Asian Learning Center Intern DePauw University “As an international student from China, I keep a strong interest in promoting diversity at DePauw. As the new intern at Asian Learning Center this summer, my main project is to improve the marketing strategies for ALCI, including maintaining the social networking accounts, updating the websites, and creating other marketing materials. I am also assisting with the “Learning about Asia from Food” program, which aims to increase the awareness about different food cultures in Asia. I hold a strong career interest in Non-profit Organization, International relations and education after graduation.” Madeleine
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Making a Difference

By Alejandra Salmeron, Marketing, Communications & Stakeholder Relations Intern Downtown Indianapolis Summer is finally arriving, and with the changes in weather come new opportunities and experiences at The International Center. This is the first week for the 2013 summer interns, and as one of them, I’d like to share my story about how I got here and what this place means to me. I move around a lot, certainly not as much as some people, but enough to know what it is like to leave home and start out again in a new city located in a different country.
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Dinner and Dancing

By Mary Bova, Relocation Intern It is so hard to believe that my time at The International Center is nearly over. Each and every moment here has been enriching and rewarding. Yesterday I had the opportunity to accompany the Women of Justice Delegation. This has been the crowing jewel of all of my experiences here and that is saying a lot because I have had countless beautiful experiences here. Our day began with a visit to the women’s prison. We were a group of five females most of them attorneys from Jordan, Afghanistan, Russia and South Sudan, one very
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Face to Face

By Chandin Lambert, Protocol Intern “It’s a revolutionary world we live in. And it is the young people who must take the lead.” -JFK The world we live in today is 4.54 billion years old, and the modern era began around the 16th century. The age of our world does not change the fact that it is continulously changing. We live in a revolutionary world that allows young people and generations to sculpt the world we live in. Regardless of each country’s history or culture, everyone and everything is subject to change. I have been blessed to receive an unbelievable education from Ball
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Connecting Cultures in Indianapolis

By Jessica Kilcoyne, Development Intern This past Friday, I was given the opportunity to spend my day with a very unique and remarkable group of visitors who were participating in the International Visitors Leadership Program in Indianapolis. The IVLP, which is an initiative of the Department of State, bring international guests to the United States so they can attend professional meetings, participate in enriching activities, and ultimately gain insight pertaining to their work abroad. The delegation that I was able to assist with was American Youth: Inspiring Leadership and Civic Participation. The members of this group came from all
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Dialogue Over Dinner

By Megan Watson, Marketing, Communications & Stakeholder Relations Intern In the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to do many unique and challenging things as a result of my internship here at The International Center. One of the things that meant the most to me was hosting a Dinner Hospitality (a volunteer opportunity open to anyone in the community) for international visitors from Namibia, Kuwait, and Singapore. I was excited to learn that I had the opportunity to host these visitors and was even more intrigued upon learning that my mother & I would be hosting visitors
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The Ever Globalizing Indianapolis

By Bridget Hays, Strategic Initiatives Intern Last Monday I had the chance to hear the French Consul General, Graham Paul, speak at World Trade Day at the Ritz Charles. Our very own CEO, Diane Thomas, was chosen as an honorary consul for Indiana and was introduced to the group. M. Paul continued on with a speech discussing the strengths of France and why it is and will be a great trading and investment partner for US companies. This entire morning was extremely exciting and interesting to me as an international business student who was fortunate enough to study abroad
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Growing from Differences

By Megan Watson Marketing, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Intern  This week, I had the privilege of attending a Community Orientation Program for Expatriates (COPE) session focusing on American banking procedures and social customs. COPE is an 8-week program that meets twice a week and facilitates newly relocated professionals and their families as they settle in Indiana. It was interesting to see this side of the transition process, especially after just returning from a semester in southern Spain. I remember feeling very thrown off by small things that I didn’t realize could operate differently than the way I knew. For
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Inspiration from our Experiences

By Shaina Peterson, International Visitors Leadership Program Intern The desire to lead has always come naturally to me, and although I knew that I wanted to work in International Affairs, I was unsure of what I wanted to do with that aspiration; until now. Being a part of The International Center and experiencing other cultures firsthand has truly been a blessing for me. The opportunities that we are provided don’t just make you consider the importance of our work, but it also compels us to look deeper into the meaning of our life, and how we are affecting and
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Momentum at the Midway Point

By Rachelle Fullam, Strategic Initiatives Intern As I approach the midway point of my internship at The International Center, I have begun to start reflecting on all the things that I have done here. Since I started interning at The Center I have met so many talented people and gotten the chance to participate in a wide variety of projects. Working in the Strategic Initiatives department has given me the opportunity to learn about all the different programs on a deeper level, while also interacting with the people who help run them. I’ve also had a lot of unique
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