最后不得不提一下中心副主任Sophie。因为Vesna身体的原因，这一次她给予了我们许多指导和帮助。实习最后还赠予我们富有意义的礼物。礼物的背后写着这样一句话：A journey begins with a single step。铭记于心，我想我以后也会朝着自己的目标，一步一个脚印的走下去。
实习地点：Institute for International Business
在Kelly business school 的Ciber中心实习的两周时间里，我遇到了许多指导老师，他们都特别热情，处处洋溢着对工作的激情。我的老板 Christine这两周的安排特别满，因为她同时兼顾着好几个项目，每天都能看到她从实习中心进进出出，满头大汗。她给我布置了各种任务，例如整理地下室杂物，数据录入、文件整理以及给其它项目的学生制作礼物等等。总的来说，我的实习项目比较轻松，办公室氛围也很不错，能够有机会与办公室里的各位同事打交道、聊天。两周下来我觉得还是过得比较充实的，虽然没有像想象中一样学到一些特别的技能，但是这种体验本身也是一种乐趣。
实习地点：Office of Global Health
I feel very grateful to have Justin as my boss. Two weeks' internship is so short for me because being his intern is one of my luckiest things during this trip. I really enjoy working with Justin. Even if I‘m not able to take part in the Peace Corps Program from the beginning to the end, I am still proud of being one part of it. I really like chatting with Justin. He treats me like a friend. His rich knowledge and experiences really amaze me. I am fond of exploring the campus with him, which gives me a completely different understanding about IUB. I really value this memorable experience of the internship.
来到Asian Culture Center（ACC），Melanie和她的助理Sarah对我们三个intern不时嘘寒问暖，让我们受宠若惊。ACC是一座温馨的大house，我们在里面工作、做饭、画画、聊天。Melanie在检查工作的时候会给予很多中肯的建议和引导，比如我在查阅有关big ten university 关于Asian American的资料时，面对着茫茫的词条不知所措，Melanie便与我及时探讨，引导我想到一些关键词，例如diversity multicultural center…正是这些关键词让我的查找有了方向。
I have had my internship in School of Education P-16 Center for the last two weeks. What impressed me most is Balfour—a program aimed at “helping orient the senior high school students in their college-selection” since their parents were never able to go to college. The high school students tried to tell their own family stories or emigration stories through T-shirt design. “How do you identify yourself?” “How to be a citizen on both a local and a global scale?” “How do you understand ‘social movements’ and ‘emigration’?” were the three questions the instructors asked to help the students understand what they were going to do. An Indonesian-American boy drew “Amer I can’t” which looked and sounded like American. It seemed that he tried to find his own identity throughout the “missing history” since 1800 when Philippines first immigrated to the U.S.
Additionally, the Balfour also taught students to embrace diversity and respect for the differences which are “indeed nurtured and encouraged in American education”. “Love is love, people are people”. This has indeed been a satisfying experience which enabled me to get a better understanding of intercultural communication and the differences we have. For me, it’s always been good to know the differences.
我是个体育迷，这份实习真的太适合我了！我的实习内容很灵活，每天都有不同的美国实习生与我一起工作，能融入他们我很开心。我和实习生小伙伴们一起在大太阳下奔波完成宣传体育赛事、贴海报等工作，开车出去的时候会轮流放歌一起嗨，还经常参加各种有趣的体育活动。我们的老板经常组织整个办公室同事一起活动，比如在memorial stadium 接橄榄球，在urban air玩蹦床，去assembly hall 试座位等。我们还为下学期学校各个运动项目校队的队服挑选了Adidas的基本款式。与年龄相仿的当地实习生相处很有意思，办公室的老板对我也非常nice，我的收获很多。
时常幻想大洋彼岸的美利坚究竟是什么样子，是否像刘瑜所描绘的那般民主自由？显然一个月的美国之行，两周的实习经历并不能让我熟谙美国民众生活的全貌，但美国文化中的自由平等包容因子确实给我带来不小的震撼。美国高等学府大都设置不同的文化中心，目的不仅是为了给各国留学生带来一种归属感，同时使美国当地学生感受世界不同国家的文化和价值观念差异。在IU的Asian Cultural Center实习的两周里，我们走访了不同的文化中心：Latino Cultural Center, Black Cultural Center, LGBTQ Center…它们各具特色，它们是校园文化，美国文化的一部分。多文化交融的前提是包容和鼓励不同的思想。在每一个个体，即使只占少数，即使不能被大多数人理解，却仍然得到充分尊重的土地上，思想的流光定能长久绽放。
实习地点：Asian Culture Center
Time flies so fast that I feel like I have just started my internship at the ACC yesterday. Our ACC office does not look like office, but home, and we are like families. Melanie, Sarah, and Alyssa are all very kind, generous, and considerate persons, who tried their best to provide us with great opportunities to get exposed to different cultures and learn from them. Thanks to them, we visited three culture centers, respectively the Black Culture Center, the Latino Culture Center, and LGBTQ+ Culture Center, as well as the Kinsey Institute, which normally doesn't accept any visit. From these experiences, we start to understand not only what other culture is like, but also our own culture. I've gained new perspectives on the outside world, and learned how to communicate with different kinds of people. More importantly, how to be a kind person. My internship at the ACC is definitely going to be a lifetime memory. Thank everyone who make this trip possible.