J-1 Interns & Trainees Celebrate International Education Week at Missouri State University

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SPRINGFIELD, MO– In honor of International Education Week, CENET partnered with Missouri State University (MSU) to provide a one-day International Leadership Conference for J-1 trainee & intern participants. This is the 3rd International Leadership Conference MSU has hosted for CENET’s J-1 participants.

CENET participants represented Mexico, Czech Republic, India, Philippines, and China. Other conference attendees included current international students enrolled at MSU and Student Council representatives from Waynesville High School.

The conference agenda included opening remarks, a campus tour, a panel discussion, and a presentation titled “Leadership in an Interdependent World” by Brad Bodenhausen, Associate Vice President of International Education and Training.

The conference luncheon was an event highlight as it offered enhanced networking opportunities; MSU faculty and staff from the English Language Institute, International Leadership and Training Center, and the Diversity and Inclusion departments were in attendance.

Special thanks to the following MSU faculty and staff for their involvement and coordination of the International Leadership Conference:

  • Kelly Cabrera, PhD., Coordinator of International Education & Training
  • Yi Winnie Wu, Marketing & Recruitment Specialist, International Leadership and Training Center
  • Brad Bodenhausen, Associate Vice President of International Education & Training
  • Pascal Hamon, Academic Director of English Language Institute
  • Support staff from the English Language Institute and the International Education and Training Center.
  • MSU Student Leaders

CENET strives to inspire a safer, more prosperous and compassionate world through international education and cultural exploration. For more news and updates about CENET, please visit our Facebook Page.

 

CENET Announces Winners for Summer of CENET Contest

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This past summer, CENET challenged our participants to submit photos, videos, or essays detailing their time in the United States. Entries were accepted from Intern, Trainee, Camp Counselor, and Summer Work and Travel participants.

CENET received entries depicting both big adventures and day-to-day life in host communities; whether showcasing travels, time spent working or training at the host company, or adventures with new friends, it was clear that a Summer of CENET was a summer well-spent.

Winners were selected based on content and quality; cash prizes were awarded to a grand prize winner and two honorable mention selections.

  • Grand Prize: Marvin Raymundo, Philippines
  • Honorable Mention: Matyas Eckl, Hungary & Anastasia Peycheva, Bulgaria 

Congratulations to our winners!

Summer of CENET

CENET strives to inspire a safer, more prosperous and compassionate world through international education and cultural exploration.For more news and updates about CENET, please visit our Facebook Page.

CENET Co-Hosts International Alumni Ambassador Training in Budapest

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY– CENET joined our partner, Smaller Earth, in Hungary to host an alumni training event.

Twenty-five exceptional J-1 alumni were selected to attend an International Alumni Ambassador workshop. The one-day event included a keynote by Smaller Earth CEO Bastian Weinberger, communications and messaging training, and interactive breakout sessions. After the workshop, the alumni — joined by CENET, Smaller Earth, and embassy officials– enjoyed a cocktail reception and dinner.

The selected attendees will work with the embassy to develop an alumni group in Hungary which will welcome all exchange alumni.

The International Alumni Ambassadors are now thriving in the following fields:

  • Global Outsourcing Project Manager
  • HR Manager
  • PhD & Graduate Students
  • Logistics Manager
  • International Relations Director
  • Digital Marketer
  • Customer Service Coordinator
  • Business Mangement
  • Research Chemist
  • History Teacher
  • Pianist
  • IT Teacher
  • Software Developer
  • The Smaller Earth team is made up largely of J-1 alumni, including the company CEO.

The majority of J-1 alumni depart the U.S. reporting satisfaction with their programs and an improved perception of the U.S. and its people. The global alumni network includes world leaders, entrepreneurs, influencers, experts, and decision-makers across various fields and nations. By developing a structured alumni network, CENET can engage with leaders from around the world and share their success stories & how exchange programs enhanced their lives and careers.

CENET strives to inspire a safer, more prosperous and compassionate world through international education and cultural exploration.For more news and updates about CENET, please visit our Facebook Page.

CENET’s Culture in the Community Hosts First Stretch’n’Sip

Culture in the Community | #CITC #CENETJ1

CENET’s local program, Culture in the Community, will be hosting a series of Stretch’n’Sips in Cape Girardeau, MO. The events provide community engagement, enhanced awareness of Culture in the Community, and an opportunity to partner with organizations that provide artistic and cultural enrichment in the local community.

The first Stretch’n’Sip took place on Thursday, November 2; the fee included a yoga class and 2 glasses of wine. The event was held at Catapult, a student learning laboratory which cultivates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; all proceeds raised at the Stretch’n’Sip went to funding Catapult’s artists incubator and CENET’s Culture in the Classroom sessions.

The yoga class was led by Culture in the Community Director, Danielle Henry, and SEMO faculty member, Hannah March Sanders.

Future classes will be announced soon; please follow CENET on social media or contact Danielle for more information.

Stretch N Sip.JPGSpecial thanks to Primo Vino for contributing the wine for the event. 

CENET strives to inspire a safer, more prosperous and compassionate world through international education and cultural exploration.For more news and updates about CENET, please visit our Facebook Page.

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