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EUSA Alumni Survey Outcomes Report

In celebration of international education, EUSA – Academic Internship Programs is pleased to share the results of our recent survey of past program participants. The EUSA Alumni Survey Outcomes report outlines past participant perspectives regarding benefits achieved from an international internship.


EUSA remains dedicated not only to the growth of study abroad, as a Generation Study Abroad committed partner, but also to providing opportunities for greater access to programs for students from underrepresented populations.

 

 

Campus Ambassador Winner 2016!

EUSA is proud to announce that this year's Campus Ambassador winner is.....drum roll, please ..... Kelli from Suffolk University! 

Through her hard work and dedication to the CAP program, Kelli has won a round-trip ticket to Madrid.

In 2015, Kelli interned through EUSA in Be Madrid, a company that aims to help international students get settled, integrate, and enjoy the most out of living in Madrid.

Following her return from Spain, Kelli became one of EUSA's Campus Ambassadors. Campus Ambassadors connect with peers back on their home campus; spreading the word on study abroad and promoting the professional and academic benefits of international education. Each year, the top Ambassador is chosen based on his or her commitment to increasing cross-cultural understanding and international exchange on campus.

After a busy year that includes graduating from Suffolk University and completing her internship in PwC, Kelli can now look forward to a month in Spain. 

Congratulations Kelli!

Don't forget to call home!

Our first Prague interns arrived in January and have started their internships!

 

EUSA intern becomes first Latino Councilman in Massachusetts City

EUSA is always proud to hear of the accomplishments of our former students. But the rapid ascent of a BU Madrid alumnus has to be one of our most exciting success stories of recent times.

In spring 2014, Andy Vargas participated in the BU Madrid spring program. Now, at only 22, Andy has become the First Latino Councilman in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

On November 3, Andy was elected to the city council of his hometown, Haverhill, where he aims to revive the town's neighborhood groups, fix infrastructure, and encourage students to participate in local government.

Andy’s own interest in government was the driving force behind EUSA securing his internship with the Commercial Office of the Embassy of the United States in Madrid (Oficina Comercial de Embajada de Estados Unidos) where he interned for three months. Like many of our students, he has remained in touch with his former internship at the US Embassy in Madrid who were delighted to hear of his success.

EUSA Madrid Director Almendra Staffa-Healey says "It's wonderful to see Andy fulfilling his goal of being involved in politics. We love helping students achieve their ambitions." We are proud to say we know Andy!

 

 

Advice from a London Intern

We recently had the chance to talk to Villanova University student Alex Riesterer about his experience interning in London. We asked him the 12 questions students might be curious to ask before they embark on their intern abroad journey:

  • Why intern abroad?
  • What advice would you give to prospective students?
  • What exactly did you do at your internship?
  • What did you learn?
  • What did you get out of this experience?
  • Is it worth it?
  • Is it just like taking class in the U.S.?
  • How did you prepare?
  • Do you have to know what exact job you wanted to have?
  • Do you have a better understanding of other cultures now?
  • Did you learn outside of the classroom?
  • Aside from academics, is it fun?

Check out what Alex has to say

 

 

EUSA's 2015 Charity

EUSA is delighted to announce that EUSA's 2015 charity is Bottom Line, a national non-profit whose mission is to provide low-income and first-generation students with one-on-one guidance to apply to college, earn their degree, and go far in life.

Bottom Line's access and success programs serve approximately 4,000 students annually through offices in Boston, Worcester, New York, and Chicago. Bottom Line students currently attend over 60 colleges in MA, NY and IL, including several EUSA partner institutions.

Bottom Line's commitment to support low-income and first-generation students in higher education aligns with the spirit of EUSA's commitment to ‪Generation Study Abroad‬. The EUSA team will fundraise for Bottom Line, and EUSA will match the first $2500 in donations made in EUSA's name through the end of the year. To donate, please click here.

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About EUSA's Charity Program

Each year, the EUSA team collectively selects an educational charity to support, with EUSA matching the first $2,500 in donations. In 2014, EUSA raised $2,800 for the Malala Fund through a variety of fundraising activities ranging from bake sales to pub quizzes.

 

EUSA in Prague

Starting in spring 2016, EUSA will be offering customized academic internship programs in Prague.

At the heart of Central Europe, Prague offers students an insight into the region’s business, politics, culture, and history. EUSA can provide a wide range of quality, full-time English-speaking internship opportunities in business, arts, media, entrepreneurship, and more.

EUSA works in partnership with universities to provide a range of customized services to support academically directed internship programs. These include internship placement and support, academic course development and delivery, housing, local faculty recruitment, program management, and 24 hour on site emergency support, student life and social programming.

If you are interested in developing a program with EUSA, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Prague based organizations interested in participating in our internship programs should complete our student request form and a member of our internship placement team will contact you to discuss.

 

 

An Innovator in Our Midst

Congratulations to our very own Michael Lucerto (aka EUSA's Development Director) for his nomination for the 2014 GoAbroad Innovation Awards.

Michael wielding a bowling ballMichael has been nominated for the STA Travel Start the Adventure Award for his work with the Fund for Education Abroad.

Michael has been FEA's biggest champion since its inception (and is now a member of the Board of Directors), hosting the very successful Sips for Scholarships event three years running, and developing the BASAA regional study abroad scholarship model (and its very successful Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser) which has been successfully rolled out to Central Texas and Minneapolis.

Best of luck to Michael and his fellow nominees!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Instagram Contest Winner

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Congratulations to Alexandra Rosen, winner of our 2014 Instagram Contest!!

Alexandra interned in Madrid this summer and, as you can see, her pictures captured the vibrancy of the city.

Thanks to all those who entered. Your wonderful photos gave us a great flavor of your study abroad time this summer. Well done to all!

 

Bowlathon

Working in Dublin

Checking out the sights in Paris

Not the Shire ... the Hill of Tara

Brockport students make a wish at the Hill of Tara wishing tree

Beautiful Versailles

Iowa in Madrid

Fantastic video from Sheridan, one of our Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa interns.

Hurling in Dublin

Looking very Parisian already

 

Our Interns Are Going Places

 

Vice-President Almendra!

almendra at orientation-closeupYet more congratulations - this time to Almendra Staffa-Healey, EUSA’s Madrid Director, who was recently elected Vice-President of APUNE, the Association of American Programs in Spain. 

APUNE is the oldest such association in Europe and is dedicated, through its peer forum, orientations and guidance for member institutions, to aiding international exchange between Spain and the US. 

Almendra’s election is just the latest example of her passion for cross-cultural understanding through education. She previously co-authored a book commissioned by the European Union on perfecting foreign language and interpersonal skills through internships abroad and is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI®).

We are proud of you, Alemendra!  

 

International Education Week

 

Traditional gifts for study abroad professionals include French wine, Swiss chocolate, or cash (in any currency). ;)

 

 

EUSAns Abroad

 

Outside in Boston = Snowpocalypse

The Boston team got the assignment "Outside." This is what happened.

 

 

 

Read more: Outside in Boston = Snowpocalypse

Mummy Dearest: Dublin Style

Oh mummies

An Indiana Jones-style adventure is not what you might expect when visiting Dublin, better known as we are for poets, woolly sweaters and pubs. However in the heart of the city is a medieval crypt containing the dusty, mummified remains of

Read more: Mummy Dearest: Dublin Style

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