IWU Student Wins Internship in Denmark
April 18, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -Lisa Hoelle of La Salle-Peru, a senior philosophy/International
Studies double major at Illinois Wesleyan University, has won the opportunity to spend
next year in Denmark for an internship with Denmark's International Studies Program
Hoelle, who recently studied abroad for a semester in Denmark, applied on the DIS
web site for three highly selective internships open only to DIS students. DIS contacted
her, but instead of offering her one of the three positions she applied for, DIS asked
her to interview for a newly created position in the humanities and social sciences
division to develop new programs.
As a part of Hoelle's position, she will research Danish and international institutions
in search of relevant readings and discussion topics for various courses, as well
as help develop and implement a marketing plan for the Human and Social Science program
for American Universities. Hoelle will also prepare for and act as a study tour leader
for Vienna-Budapest, Berlin-Prague, and Amsterdam-Paris excursions.
Hoelle, who is a graduate of La Salle-Peru High School, said studying abroad was a
“Denmark itself,” she said, “is a warm, friendly place,” adding she is excited to
be returning for the internship.
Following her internship, Hoelle plans to return to the states and continue her education
of philosophy in graduate school at the University of Minnesota.
Contact: Meg Dubuque (309) 556-3181