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Southville Interns Impress US Firms

Eight students of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) from different college degree programs successfully completed the 3-month U.S. Spring Work and Travel (WAT) Program.


The U.S. WAT Program is a cultural exchange program of the U.S. State Department that allows current full-time college students to enter the United States, meet new acquaintances, and learn about people US culture while working in a private company during their summer break. At the end of their work experience, they also have the opportunity to travel in the US.


Two of the interns received a perfect 5 evaluation from their immediate supervisors. According to Linda Bache, manager of Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio, “Loriza De Los Reyes (BS Entrepreneurship) is flexible in every task presented to her, communicated well, understood and followed directions, and learned the job quickly. She performed calmly under pressure.”


Meanwhile, Assistant Director Patrick Martinack of the Council on International Educational Exchange’s Main Office in Portland, Maine said, “Kathleen Lorena (AB Mass Communication) is an exceptional employee. She is very quick to learn, productive, and a terrific team member in every way. I rated her perfect 5 in every category because she is honestly that good.”


Other U.S. WAT participants were: Elizabeth Uyami (BS Entrepreneurship) and Ralph Rigor Manalo (AB Psychology) who both worked at Bargain Beachwear, South Carolina; Crislyn Marie Arduo (BS Tourism) who was assigned at Hampton Hotel, South Carolina; Kyoko Takeuchi (BSBA Marketing) who worked at Cedar Point Amusement Park, Ohio; Megan Merrielle Delim (BS Information Technology) who was assigned at Kings Dominion, Virginia; and Ira Nicdao (BS Tourism) who worked at JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Sophomore and junior college students of SISC who participate in the U.S. WAT Program get academic credits in their practicum subject. They also gain an unparalleled advantage in terms of work experience and intercultural knowledge.