CISABROAD BLOG · September 23, 2015 · 2 Min Read
Student Spotlight: Intern in New Zealand


Meet Alex F from East Stroudsburg University currently on the program, Intern in New Zealand working in the film industry. We recently caught up with her to check-in about her internship goals and to see how things were going. 


“Interning abroad has been teaching me a lot about responsibility and decision making. From deciding on which deals are the best at the grocery store to how to design a new project assigned, I am learning more about both myself and the world around me.

I am constantly setting goals for myself, both little and small. Some are as simple as making sure I don’t impulsively buy things while others are more career oriented, such as challenging myself to triple check projects to make sure my work is excellent. It is very important to view assignments from different angles and viewpoints so that is something that I am really enjoying being able to put into practice. Living in another country is a great way to discover who you really are and that has been a very exciting and new discovery.

Each day has its own new goals and challenges and I plan to achieve them by being wise and humble. There is so much that I don’t know and can’t wait to learn.”


New Zealand

“The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God – if they call God at all. I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That’s what I think.” Maya Angelou


New Zealand Coast

Scorching Bay – Wellington, New Zealand

You can follow Alex this semester, check out her blog,


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