PAYING IT FORWARD
We spend a lot of time extolling the importance of a globally-aware and competent citizenry. Often, that message is best told through the passion our alumni carry out into the world – through their successes and services as advocates for exchange.
Sandra Decius is one such example. The IAESTE exchange program put Sandra in a position to learn new languages, develop her career, and most importantly, fulfill her dreams.
The California native headed for Europe in 1986 driven by a desire to become fluent in German. She accomplished that and then some; parlaying an internship in Eindhoven into a successful and fulfilling career today in Munich, where she calls home today.
This past year, Sandra reconnected with us to pay it forward with a generous gift to Cultural Vistas Europe.
In 2014, her gift allowed Cultural Vistas to award three scholarships totaling 5,000 Euros to U.S. students pursuing internships in Argentina, Spain, and Bosnia & Herzegovina. For each student, this marked their first time traveling abroad.