Kaitlyn MacKinnon ’20 receives study abroad scholarship from the German Language & Culture Foundation in Charlotte

Congratulations to CofC Communications major and German minor Kaitlyn MacKinnon, who has received a study abroad scholarship from the German Language & Culture Foundation in Charlotte. The GLCF supports the learning of German at schools and universities in the Charlotte area, with the goal of encouraging students to combine German proficiency with workforce skills in order to provide career opportunities with the over 200 US subsidiaries from German speaking countries in the Charlotte region. This summer, Kaitlyn will participate in the CofC Cultural Vistas Summer Internship in Germany Program, spending the month of May in an intensive language course at the Carl Duisburg Institute in Berlin, and then moving to Frankfurt am Main for two-month internship at Panalis, a company that offers digital solutions for political and public affairs management. A native of Fort Mill, SC, Kaitlyn is grateful for the scholarship and excited about her future: “The support that the German Language & Culture Foundation provides for German learners across the Charlotte area is phenomenal! Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to pursue my plans to intern in Germany and take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to gain experience at a German company while improving my German. My dream is to work in corporate communications for one of the many German companies located in the Carolinas, and the GLCF has given me a launchpad towards that goal!”

Kaitlyn MacKinnon ’20, Communications and German

Kaitlyn (left) with CofC German professor and Summer Internship in Germany Program Coordinator Stephen Della Lana at the 3rd German-American Business Summit in Charleston on February 5, 2019

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