Summer Stories

Summer Stories

IEM students who begin their program in the spring have a summer break between their first and second semesters. Many students use this opportunity to undertake internships or intensive language training.

Summer 2013

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Anna McCloskey - IES Abroad Marketing Intern

As the Marketing Intern with IES Abroad in Chicago, Anna's job included online marketing, catalog editing, event planning, and communication with alumni and current students.

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Heather Frank - Critical Language Scholarship

Heather spent her summer in Qingdao, China on the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), a U.S. State Department administered program. During the 8-week program, she took advanced Mandarin courses and volunteering at a local international education consulting company.

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Rebecca Owen - U.S.-Sino Pathway Program

Over the summer, Rebecca managed a pathway program at Northeastern University for Chinese students coming to study in the U.S. Her work involved managing a staff team, and responsibilities related to residence life, student activities, judicial affairs, and other areas.

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Jessica Mautone - Teaching and Curriculum

Jessica Mautone worked on two projects. The first was teaching English as a Second Language for ELS Berkeley. The second was designing Language Arts curriculum and an assessment plan for the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA).

Summer 2012

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Lauren Brereton – International Student Services

Lauren interned with the University of Maryland Office of International Services. Her responsibilities included welcoming visiting international scholars, leading orientation sessions, and connecting students and scholars with campus resources.

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Nan Liu - Institute for International Education

Nan spent her summer in San Francisco interning at the Institute of International Education (IIE) West Coast Center. She enjoyed working with a pioneer organization in the field and witnessing how international education policies are transformed into effective programs.

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Karla Micheli - Curriculum Design in Nicaragua

Karla workedclosely with teachers to develop new ways to make reading as well as learning more interactive, dynamic, and fun for the children. In addition, she tutored a group of youth who come to Granada for help with math, reading, and English.

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Adam Mathis – Russian Language Studies

Adam completed the three week Development Project Management Institute certificate in Monterey, before heading out to St. Petersburg University in Russia where he took full-time intensive Russian language class for six weeks.

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Sendy Ramos – ESL Teaching and Activity Guide

Sendy worked full-time as an EF ESL instructor at the Stevenson School in Carmel and as a Tutoring Activity Guide for the Spanish Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) at the Monterey Institute.

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Karen Wong – Cross-cultural Coordinator

Karen served as the administrative associate at the Middlebury Monterey Summer Intensive College English program. Following this, Karen worked as a Cross-cultural Coordinator at MIIS for a group of 47 Japanese students from Shimane University.