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Three Students Clinch Dream ‘Global Internships’, Chosen From Over 19,000 Candidates

July 4, 2011

ZURICH, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

Three talented students began their global internships today with EF
Education First, the world’s largest private education company. Having been
selected from more than 19,000 candidates, these interns have been assigned
duties that will take them around the globe as part of the EF Global Intern
program.

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Maria Catalina Rey Guerra (22, Colombia) Elia Perez de Miguel (21,
Spain) and Minjae Koo (19, Korea) submitted competition videos describing
how an EF global internship would shape their future. A jury selected the
three global winners because they “represent the ideals of today’s youth:
open mindedness, curiosity about the world and an adventurous spirit,” said
Sebastien Dayteg, HR Director at EF International Language Centers. “We were
very much impressed by the creativity of their videos and their enthusiasm
to help with EF’s vision to break down the barriers of language, culture and
geography.”

Maria Catalina, Elia and Minjae will start the first part of their
global internship at the head office of EF International Language Centers in
Zurich, Switzerland. Maria’s role will focus on EF’s social media marketing
strategy and her duties will be split between offices in Zurich and London.
Elia, an audiovisual communications student, will prepare a video project
that will take her to three continents: starting in Zurich for orientation,
then to New Zealand where she will film the EF school in Auckland, and then
to the EF school in Los Angeles. Minjae’s role is to support EF’s
international marketing campaigns and her intercontinental responsibilities
will take her to EF’s offices in Zurich, Boston and Shanghai. All three
interns have a passion for learning new languages and are looking forward to
making an impact in the company’s marketing strategy.

“I entered the competition knowing that thousands of young, talented
people worldwide had the same dream as me,” says Maria Catalina, an
international business and economics student fluent in English, German and
Spanish. Minjae adds “I’ve realized how eager and passionate I am to step
into the wider world and enjoy new adventures.” All winners are looking
forward to their global adventures and are eager to learn as much as
possible because, because as Elia says, “it’s a once in a lifetime
opportunity.”

For more information about EF’s Global Intern program, visit:

http://www.ef.com/globalintern.

About EF Education First

Established in 1965 with the mission to “break down barriers in
language, culture, and geography,” EF Education First (EF) is the world’s
leading international education company. EF has helped over 15 million
students to learn a new language and travel abroad. With a network of 400
schools and offices worldwide, EF specializes in language training,
educational travel, academic degrees, and cultural exchange programs. EF is
the Official Language Supplier of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi
2014 and is also working with Ola Turista to help prepare Brazil for the
2014 World Cup. EF published the ground-breaking English Proficiency Index
(http://www.ef.com/epi/) which measures the English ability of adults in
different countries across the world.


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