Skip to content

CCI Interns Celebrate the Pearl of the Orient

October 11, 2012

by Erica Wiethorn, Career Advancement Program Assistant

The goal of CCI Greenheart’s Career Advancement Program is to offer interns and trainees professional opportunities, while at the same time introducing them to American culture and society. Participants are able to experience firsthand what it is like to live and work in a foreign country, increasing their knowledge of cultural exchange and bringing their newfound skills back to their home countries.  However, the key concept of exchange is that it is not one-sided! Americans, too, have the privilege of learning from visiting cultures, thereby increasing our knowledge of the world around us.

Nick and his Filipino friends, who are currently hospitality interns at a country club in North Carolina, were eager to teach some of their culture after learning about ours. They put together an event entitled “Exploring the Pearl of the Orient” to which both colleagues, friends, and members of the country club where they are interning were invited. The event included a presentation which showcased the history and attractions of the Philippines, a folk dance performance, traditional games, and a buffet of the national cuisine!

“We are so happy, that in one way or another, we were able to share how wonderful our country is,” Nick told CCI. “For me, because of this event, I can say that the objective of having cultural interaction has been successfully met. And made certain about ourselves that we are proud to be a Filipino!”

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Share your photos, stories, and memories on the CCI Greenheart Facebook page!

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 180 other followers

%d bloggers like this: