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Brianna Marszalek

Brianna Marszalek Brianna Marszalek

Major:  Elementary Education

Centipede Before & After Care

Centipede Before and After Care is a non-profit community based and managed centre offering before school care, after school care and holiday/vacation care.  The program provides children with stimulating and enjoyable activities in a caring and nurturing environment.  The centre operates a Vacation Care Program throughout school holidays, with children enjoying varied activities both on-site and outside of the school.

Brianna's pre-trip thoughts

Internship:   Centipede Before and After Care (through Glebe Public School).  I will be working with the Vacation Care Program assisting the students, planning lessons, and helping with day-to-day tasks.

Why are you participating in the Augustana in Australia program?   I have always wanted to visit Australia and I am excited to work with children from a different culture. 

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?  I have experience working with children and I hope to provide students with a positive role model.  I also hope to bring American educational methods to the school and collaborate with Australian teachers.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?   I hope to learn about Australian culture and how Australian schools are run.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under"?   The Great Barrier Reef (Cairns) and the Gold Coast.

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under"?  Working with children from Australia.

Other comments.   I think this will be a great experience and I am so excited!