Alumni Success

For many of our volunteers, their summers spent as Learning Enterprises volunteers are incredibly impactful, if not life changing.

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Some volunteers go on to pursue further professional opportunities revolving around education, cultural-exchange, language learning, or service. Other volunteers take different professional trajectories but nonetheless carry with them the lessons they learned as volunteers.

Read on to learn about the role Learning Enterprises plays in the professional and personal growth and success of our alumni!


Katie Flanagan, LE Thailand Alumna, on returning to Thailand with a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

What led you to apply to become a Learning Enterprises (LE) volunteer for the summer of 2018?

As an International Affairs major, I was eager for an opportunity to learn about a new society through on the ground immersion. I had also been a coach and tutor since middle school. So, when the George Washington University Campus Director talked to me about LE it seemed like the perfect opportunity to engage in cross-cultural exchange while using my teaching skills to serve others.

Why did you choose Thailand?

I wanted to challenge myself by going somewhere that I was unfamiliar with. I had never traveled to or taken classes about Asia, let alone Thailand. So, I thought Thailand would... (click the button below to continue reading)


Lindsey Grutchfield, LE Romania Alumna, on becoming an English Education Teacher for the Peace Corps

What led you to apply to become a Learning Enterprises (LE) volunteer for the summer of 2018?

I had a friend who had done LE Poland the year before, and she encouraged me to apply, knowing my interests and passions. She felt like it would be a good fit for me, and it was!

Why did you choose Romania?

I had traveled to Romania once before as a tourist and fell in love with the culture, history, and people there. I especially love the art and architecture in Romania and the beautiful mountains and forests of Transylvania, so it was a natural choice for me... (click the button below to continue reading)


Kayla Savage, LE Brazil Alumna, on returning to South America with the Peace Corps

What led you to apply to become an LE volunteer for the summer of 2018?

I have an interest in international development and the Western Hemisphere, and I knew that for my career I needed field experience. I saw flyers around campus for LE, and I decided to meet with the George Washington University Campus Director to learn more. She connected me with my now friend and mentor, Juliette Erath, who was the country director of the Brazil program and encouraged me to apply!

Why did you choose Brazil?

I chose Brazil because I was intrigued by its politics and culture and wanted to learn more Portuguese! I was originally going to apply to Panama to volunteer, but my... (click the button below to continue reading)


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