Alumni Spotlight: Semih Karatas

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Thank you for sharing your experience, Semih! We love to hear from our alumni and how their exchange programs continue to positively impact their lives and careers long after their programs conclude.

I was a hospitality trainee in Louisville, Kentucky for 12 months. I appreciated all of my colleagues. I learned so very much from all of them and I want to keep on learning. Now I am feeling completely different than before my program. I experienced so much and so quickly. I’ve had fun, I’ve been sad, I’ve been happy and scared. I can honestly say this experience was the big step in my future and will help me make my dreams come true. I had a lot to learn from the program and I will follow all the training and advice I received. It was my best experience of my life! Thank you again miss y’all! #internship #Usa #Kentucky #Louisville

– Semih, J-1 Alumnus 

Alumni Semih Karatas Trainee

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