Table of Contents
- La Jefa Updates-Michelle Streeter-Ferrari
- UCIE Convo Club Summer Session
- Students Abroad: Sam Wood
- International Student Highlight: Venkata Krishna Mukesh Varma Nadimpalli
- Host Family Highlight: Melanie Krissek
Samantha Wood is a junior History major with a German minor. She studied abroad in Lüneburg, Germany last Summer, and was able to travel to Austria, Denmark, and Sweden as well. She currently works in the Study Abroad office as a USAC intern and a Peer Mentor. Samantha loved studying abroad in Germany and hopes to return someday. Her favorite memory was climbing a church tower in Germany to see the city from the top. She loved her time spent in Europe and she loves helping others to study abroad!
Myself, Venkata Krishna Mukesh Varma Nadimpalli(I know it's very long name) am from India. There are couple of reason behind me choosing Wright State University. Firstly, living here is very affordable and secondly, the large international community here. I'm graduating this semester Spring'17 whenever people ask me that "Are you graduating?" I say them "Unfortunately, yes." I met many friendly and inspiring people at UCIE. They never fail to make the workplace a fun place. Everyone whom I met at Wright State helped me in growing as a person. It's very difficult to accept that I can't enjoy my student life anymore. Finally, a message to WSU students: You are at the (W)Right place to make your dreams come true.
This month we recognize host family member, Melanie Krissek. Melanie studied abroad in Germany her junior year of undergrad. She lived with a German host family and absolutely loved the family and the experience. Her favorite part of being abroad was the cultural experience and that would not have been possible if she hadn't lived with such a great host family. When Melanie heard about the UCIE Host Family Program, she wanted to provide a similar experience for students studying here in Dayton, Ohio.
Melanie and her husband, Eric, love to learn about their host student and his culture back in India, as well as his experience here in the U.S. They have shared many dinners, a Super Bowl Party, and Sunday Brunch with him all while getting to know more about him.