Vision Australia is the leading provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. They work in positive partnership with Australians who are blind or have low vision tohelp achieve the possibilities they choose in life. Their services meet the needspresented over the course of a lifetime - from children's requirements through to study, employment, equipment, independent living, information, policy and advocacy,recreation and other vital services. Vision Australia provides its wide range of servicesfrom centres across New South Wales, Queensland, the ACT, the Northern Territory, Tasmania and Victoria.
Why are you participating in the "Augustana in Australia" program?
I have always wanted to go to Australia and I thought this would be the best way to go. I will be able to live there, work, and learn all at the same time.
What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?
To show students and parents that it's important that students have the opportunity to study somewhere they may never be able to go again.
What do you hope to learn on your internship?
I hope to learn more about the job I would like to have.
Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under?"
I hope to go to the great barrier reef and maybe New Zealand.
What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under?"
I feel the highlight of my experience will be, actually living there and becoming part of the society for the 2 months that I am there.