Internship Profile: Nazar Kamenchenko

Submitted by Lisa Calderone MFA '11 on September 10, 2006

The goal of the core is about expanding your horizons. So, go with the attitude that you can learn a lot of things you would have never considered otherwise.

Nazar Kamenchenko

Majors: Economics, International Studies

Minors: Asian Studies, Mathematics

Hometown: Bainbridge Island, WA

it’s all about language

My first language is Russian, and I learned English when I came to this country. I always wanted to learn Chinese, so I studied it for two years and then spent a semester in Beijing. I guess it’s a good thing I work in the language lab, because now it looks like I’ll have to learn another one.

why another language?

I plan on joining the Peace Corps and have already been nominated to go to North Africa and the Middle East. I’ll be doing business advising – working with craftsmen and small business owners to export their products and help them realize greater profits.

proof he’s up for anything

In China, when traveling around the country, I got to try local delicacies like fried silkworms and scorpions.

how fairfield prepared him

The best thing was living in Ignatian Residential College my sophomore year. It was such a tight community, where I made a core group of friends. When I got involved with FUSA (Fairfield University Student Association), I got to know the University’s administration. Model UN has been very rewarding as well. Each week we got together to discuss and debate a world event from the viewpoint of the country we are assigned. I’ve travelled all over the East Coast and up to Canada for that.

about the core

Fairfield’s core is extensive, but I liked it. I had some very memorable courses, and remember some passionate debates. The goal of the core is about expanding your horizons. So, go with the attitude that you can learn a lot of things you would have never considered otherwise.

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