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11/21/2016

language + culture, fall 2016, newsletter ii

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Fall semester is going fast! Language and Culture students have been very busy with classes, cultural activities, academic trips, volunteering or doing an internship. Find here some details.

“I love that my internship deals directly with political advocacy and the well-being of others”

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Jasmine from University of La Verne at her internship placement

Jasmine from University of La Verne is doing her internship with the SOLIDUS Project which is part of CREA, a research organization in Europe. SOLIDUS focuses on investigating how to improve the social inequality and psychological wellbeing of European citizens.

Jasmine commented about her job: “We work with 15 universities all over Europe. My job is to decipher over 100 case studies and create an interactive newsletter for researchers and the citizens of Europe to learn about the different programs and initiatives that SOLIDUS has researched. I really like my internship, I am the first international student to be working for CREA and it has defiantly helped not only my Spanish speaking skills but to integrate more into the Spanish lifestyle. The best part of my internship experience is being able to learn about the different political and social issues around Europe and the strives people are making to help make a difference. I love that the SOLIDUS Project deals directly with political advocacy and the well-being of others. 

“I get to explore the city and write about my experiences”

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Max from University of Boulder Colorado with his co-workers

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Max’s wrote about the BIG IF, Europe´s largest Improvisation Festival

Maxwell from University of Boulder Colorado is doing his internship at a tourism website called Barcelona Connect. It is a tourism website and magazine geared toward an international audience and is written in English.  He is writing and composing articles about Barcelona such as the Europe´s largest improvisation festival, eating out in Barcelona or theatre plays, among others. Max assured about his placement: “I talk about different activities around the city and what are some fun things to do. I get to explore the city and write about my experiences. The part I enjoy most is being able to see parts of Barcelona I might not have thought of before.” 

 “The coolest part about my internship is that I get to interview and work with artists that I respect and admire” 

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Paris from University of la Verne at his internship placement in Lenovo magazine

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Paris got to help Antony Lister to paint his mural in Barcelona

Paris transition from an internship for a political organization in California, to an internship in a news publication, Lamono magazine, where he often researches and writes stories revolving around skate culture, art, fashion, and music.

Paris declared: “ I think the coolest part about my internship is that I get to interview and work with artists that I respect and admire. Last week I worked with world renowned street impressionist Anthony Lister.  He was in Barcelona to paint a large mural. I had the opportunity to not only watch him paint the mural, but also helped paint the mural's white background. 

The week before that I wrote a story  on the Volcolm x Anthony Lister collection.  A couple other artists I've had the pleasure of interviewing and working with are Lisa Leone, Ivory ierra, and Lief Pohajsky.  It's truly been an amazing experience.

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