Joanna Sherif


Undergraduate Degree
  • Class of 2010
  • IDP Minor(s): African Studies Minor
  • Additional Major(s): French and Francophone Studies
While At UCLA

Study Abroad: Lyon, France 2008-2009 academic year Rafiki Foundation Volunteer: Mwiki, Kenya Summer, 2007 Winter, 2008 Rafiki Foundation Volunteer: Chongwe, Zambia Winter, 2009 Akerfa Zambikes Volunteer: Lusaka, Zambia Winter, 2009 Empowering Lives International Intern: Kipkaren, Kenya Summer, 2009

After UCLA

U.S. Department of State: U.S. Embassy in Paris, France Africa Regional Services (ARS) Programming Intern 2010-2011 academic year African Office for Development and Cooperation (OFADEC): Dakar, Senegal Intern Summer, 2012 Loma Linda University, MPH, 2013

Advice for Current International Institute IDP Students

Spend a significant amount of time abroad. Become proficient in at least one other language. Don't let yourself be discouraged by challenging situations/environments. Embrace flexibility and the present moment.

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