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In the news: Jeremy Marks named IES 2018 Global Citizen of the Year Award Finalist

February 21st, 2019

via: IES Abroad

Jeremy Marks

Finalist - Global Citizen of the Year Award
IES Abroad Program: Cape Town Summer - Internship, Beijing & Shanghai Customized Program
College/University: University of Iowa, Class of 2018
Major: Management, French minor, International Business Certificate
Hometown: Naperville, Illinois

During his Cape Town Internship, Jeremy made substantial operational contributions to New Somerset Hospital working with their senior leadership. In his letter of recommendation, the IES Abroad Cape Town Center Director Natanya van der Lingen wrote, “this is something which is exceptionally difficult, if not almost impossible to do in a public sector setting in South Africa as an international intern.”

The Global Citizen of the Year jury was impressed by the global mindset Jeremy developed as he made connections across cultures in China, South Africa, and Europe to inform his future medical career. Jeremy should definitely be proud of the lasting impact he made in Cape Town, and IES Abroad is excited to cheer him on as he continues to make an impact in the world as a global citizen.