While working on her resume with the Corporate Work Study Program, Katrina ’22 applied for a full scholarship to live and study abroad for an academic year from the U.S. Department of State’s Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program.
Katrina won the scholarship and believes that crafting her resume was instrumental in winning the award, using her new skills to present her strengths to the selection committee.
Katrina was, to say the least, excited, “I’m particularly interested in working on my language skills. Also, I play an instrument and I’m fascinated by Indonesian music and dances; teaching new friends about Mexican dance will be something!”
She will spend her senior year living with her Indonesian host family and attend a local high school. Congratulations Katrina!
The US Department of State developed this program to promote mutual understanding between the United States and host countries by forming lasting relationships with the local community. The goals of the program include the development of the scholar’s understanding of the host country and countries around the world, enhance the hosts understanding of the United States and its values, promote respectful and enduring relationships between Americans and citizens of other countries, and develop leadership skills, international competence, and an understanding of global interests.
YES Abroad immerses participants in the cultural life of the host country, giving them invaluable formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest intercultural understanding. Acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to promote international dialogue and support American engagement abroad. YES Abroad provides opportunities to American youth that will prepare them to be leaders in a global world. The YES Abroad program is administered in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs by a consortium of organizations led by American Councils for International Education.
If you know of any companies that could benefit from our corporate work study program, please contact Brian Weinberg at: 224-219-9724 BrianWeinberg@cristoreystmartin.org