Beijing Alumni Updates

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Updates received Spring 2013


Bennett Baldwin, 2004 Summer – Bennett currently resides in Westwood, MA.

Abbi Delgado, 2011 Fall –  Abbi’s study abroad experience with IES Abroad further solidified her interest in international education, exchange, and development. Since graduating from WSU with a degree in Intercultural Communications and a minor in Chinese, she now works full time at the WSU Office of International Programs as an Administrative Assistant. She loves her job because she gets to interact with lots of international students and promote the importance of cultural exchange on campus.

Leigh Ann Wilson, 2012 Spring – Leigh lives in Pennsylvania.

Updates received Winter 2012-13

Gretchen Gustafson, 2011 Fall – Since returning home from Beijing, Gretchen graduated from Wittenberg University with degrees in International Diplomacy, Chinese Language, and East Asian Studies.  After graduation she was hired at a private high school to create an International Student Program.  She is enjoying bringing international students to America not only give international students this experience, but also to expose US students to other cultures.

Updates recieved Spring/Summer 2012

Genevieve Postlethwait, 2010 Fall - When she said farewell to her IES Abroad home in Beijing, it wasn’t farewell forever—one semester in China simply wasn’t enough! After finishing her undergraduate degree, she found her way back, settling in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. She’s wrapping up her year there teaching English and is looking forward to finding another Chinarelated job. “My time here simply hasn’t been enough!” 

Christine Bubar, 2010-11 Fall/Spring - Christine was selected for the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program to study Chinese in China this summer. She’s one of 630 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students selected to study critical languages that include Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu languages.