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2 posts from June 2012


Summer Cambodian Studies 2012 Newsletter

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Students of the 2012 Summer Cambodian Studies program share their experiences and impressions from their first three weeks abroad in this newsletter.

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Nine Chosen as Inaugural CIEE Alumni Summer Interns

June 26, 2012


Nine Chosen as Inaugural CIEE Alumni Summer Interns


CIEE is excited to introduce CIEE's alumni interns. CIEE established the new Alumni Summer Internship Program to recognize exemplary alumni from CIEE’s study abroad programs.  Interns have an opportunity to gain valuable real-world work experience aligned with their major. Nine interns were chosen out of a pool of 180 applicants based on their academic accomplishments, personal experience, and area of study.


As a CIEE Alumni Summer Intern, each student is spending two months this summer working at CIEE’s headquarters in Portland, Maine, with a dedicated mentor to complete an intensive project that directly supports a CIEE business. Interns are also completing an accompanying academic seminar that will deepen the overall work experience. At the end of the internship, each intern will submit a report and make a final presentation to CIEE senior management.


According to Dan Olds, director of alumni relations, “The Alumni Summer Internship program at CIEE provides a natural extension of students’ recent study abroad experience. It’s also an important step forward for CIEE as we continue to facilitate meaningful connections and reconnections with our alumni in the years ahead.”


Matthew Brandeburg, Tulane University

Matthew Brandeburg is a rising senior at Tulane University double majoring in international relations and international development. He spent his junior year in Barcelona, Spain, with CIEE’s Language and Culture program. In 2010 Matthew patterned with a non-governmental organization to work at an orphanage in Les Cayes, Haiti.


Jacquelyn Collins, Indiana University

A rising senior at Indiana University, Jacquelyn Collins is majoring in international business. She recently completed CIEE’s Business and Culture program in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In March 2011, Jacquelyn traveled to Honduras with Global Brigades, a non-profit organization that implements sustainable solutions to foster growth in under-resourced communities, to help improve healthcare in indigenous areas.


Elizabeth Hall, Occidental College

Elizabeth Hall is a rising senior at Occidental College in Los Angeles, majoring in urban and environmental policy with a minor in sociology. She recently completed a semester in Prague, Czech Republic, with CIEE. Elizabeth is a native of Maine and graduated from Waynflete High School in Portland.


Malcolm Kerr, Colby College

Malcolm Kerr is a rising senior studying sociology and economics at Colby College. He recently completed his junior year abroad, studying in Cape Town, South Africa, through CIEE’s Arts and Sciences program. While on campus at Colby, Malcolm is dedicated to running the campus radio station.


Cynthia Liang, University of Oregon

A junior majoring in international business and Japanese at the University of Oregon, Cynthia Liang hopes to work in international marketing and communications in the future. She studied in Tokyo, Japan, in fall 2011 with CIEE’s Arts and Sciences program and has been studying Japanese since middle school. A first-generation Chinese-American, Cynthia is fluent in Mandarin.


Chrystine Muncherian, Stonehill College

Chrystine Muncherian recently graduated from Stonehill College with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and a minor in Spanish. In spring 2011, she completed CIEE’s Arts and Sciences program in Tokyo, Japan. While at Stonehill, Chrystine was active in the graphic design community with the student-run graphic design studio, and was a member of the college’s step and hip hop dance team, Ruckus, for three years.


Rachel Muscat, Johns Hopkins University

Rachel Muscat, a rising senior at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, completed CIEE’s Central European Studies program in Prague, Czech Republic, in the fall of 2011. In spring 2013, she will graduate from Johns Hopkins with both a bachelor’s degree in history and psychology, as well as a master’s degree in history. She is an active member of the Hopkins Mock Trial Team and is on the editorial board of Foundations: An Undergraduate Journal in History.


Michael Novack, Washington and Lee University

An anthropology major at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, last year Michael Novack completed CIEE’s anthropology program in Amsterdam, Netherlands, during which he explored Amsterdam through the eyes of an anthropologist. A lover of all things music, Michael has been studying classical piano since the age of seven.  


Philip Wisner, Penn State

A rising senior at Penn State, Philip Wisner is majoring in marketing and Spanish with minors in supply chain and information systems technology. He has completed CIEE study abroad programs in Seville, Spain, and Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in 2011. Philip has a passion for traveling, learning new languages, and discovering new cultures, and dreams of traveling the entire world.


About CIEE

Established in 1947, CIEE is the world leader in international exchange. For 65 years CIEE has helped thousands of students, professionals, and educators gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally independent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available.