Two Students Named Cultural Vistas Fellows

Susquehanna University

January 13, 2020

Two Susquehanna University students have been chosen to receive a prestigious Cultural Vistas Fellowship, which allows them to complete an eight-week, international internship this summer, all expenses paid.

Khaela Harrod ’21, a pre-engineering major from Baltimore, will intern in Singapore.

John Pelaez ’22, a double-major in biomedical sciences and French from Hazleton, Pennsylvania, will intern in Argentina.

Though the students have not yet been given specific assignments, all Cultural Vistas internships focus on civic engagement and youth involvement.

The Cultural Vistas program selects up to 15 fellows to take part in this multinational professional development program, which includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany and Singapore. To extend the impact of their experience, the students are required to carry out an educational or service project upon their return home that helps promote international understanding and exchange.

Harrod and Pelaez are part of the eighth class of Cultural Vistas Fellows. Fellows enrich their academic learning through professional internship and immersion experiences. One cohort of up to four fellows travels to each international destination.

Susquehanna University has a dedicated program in place to identify and nurture potential scholarship applicants. In addition to Cultural Vistas, Susquehanna students have also received the following coveted scholarship awards over the past few years:

  • Fulbright
  • Gilman
  • AmeriCorps
  • Peace Corps
  • TAPIF (Teaching Assistant Program in France)
  • CBYX (Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, Germany)

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