BEI exchange student shares perspective
Laurinburg, N.C. – Members of the St. Andrews Presbyterian College faculty were treated to insights on Northern Ireland by Business Education Initiative Exchange Student Sarah Kee at the monthly Faculty Brown Bag sponsored by DeTamble Library.
The Business Education Initiative is funded by the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland and delivered by the British Council. Kee is the second participant of the program to select St. Andrews, following Sheryl McBride who participated last year.
“I heard of this exchange program by chance from someone I knew,” Kee said. “I’m a biochemistry major at home but here I’m doing business and equine studies.”
When asked why she would take the exchange program detour, Kee smiled.
“Everything in life is a business,” she said. “Having both scientific and business knowledge provides a foundation for more success. This is a great opportunity and the life experiences are definitely worthwhile.”
Kee has been taking advantage of the St. Andrews educational experience, enjoying the St. Andrews equestrian center and the personalized educational program.
“The biggest change I’ve had to adjust to is in the educational program,” she said. “At home they use a lecture system were we are given readings and you very much do it all yourself. You have one exam at the end of the year to determine if you’ve done the job. I very much enjoy the personal touch here where you have the opportunity to interact with the professors and ask questions to gain an understanding of the material.”
Kee also shared a PowerPoint presentation with statistical information about her native country in addition to photos and top tourist destinations for the assembled group.
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