Libby Brokaw, a journalism major and studio art minor, is quickly learning that studying overseas as part of the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) often involves much more than study.
Brokaw, who is part of USAC's program in Torino, Italy, is also working in a new internship program developed by USAC's Torino staff. Brokaw is currently interning at a local kindergarten. She is helping teach English to more than 100 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.
From a recent email from Alyssa Nota, USAC resident director in Torino: "There are over 100 little ones to help teach English to - just in this part of the school! Attached are some photos to see how much fun the girls (Brokaw is interning along with Brandi Consolo from Northern Arizona University and Kristen Francis from Chico State University) and the kids had together today - the first day ... along with their newest little Italian friends, ages 2 to 5! ... It looks like it will be a great project and we hope it will continue to grow."
According to a representative of the school, "Today our fairies Brandy, Libby and Christie were right on time, they were so excited and they started immediately interacting with the kids. Libby had even prepared some sketches to sing Itsy Bitsy Spider and other songs!"