April 12, 2012
Graduating senior Alyssa Coke has been accepted to participate in the 2012-2013 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals. Coke will spend one year in Germany working in sustainable agriculture. Beginning in July, she will further her language study, take courses at a German university, and intern with a German company. Coke, who grew up on an organic family farm in Aromas, CA, is majoring in cultural anthropology and has a minor in German.. “I hope to take over my family farm one day,” Coke said. “Germany has many small family farms that have done an excellent job of integrating agriculture and animal husbandry into sustainable cycles. I have a lot to learn from those farmers.” Now entering its 29th year, the Congress Bundestag Exchange for Young Professionals is a reciprocal program made possible by support from the U.S. Congress and German Bundestag. The fully funded yearlong fellowship is competitive and highly selective; only 75 young adults from each country are invited to participate. The program is designed primarily for young adults in business and in scientific, technical, engineering, mathematical, agricultural, and vocational fields. The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 33 undergraduate and 7 advanced degrees.
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