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

By Ef Education First Ltd., PRNE
Sunday, July 3, 2011

ZURICH, July 4, 2011 -


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 Pérez 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

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
, 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.”

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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 ( href=""> which
measures the English ability of adults in different countries
across the world.

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Media contact: Anita Hauser, anita.hauser at, +41-79-622-34-07

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