Carmen Chen ’21


Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Residential College: First
OIP Program: IIP
Location (city, country): Dubai, United Arab Emirates

How has your international experience benefitted you personally or academically?
The experience has given me a small glimpse into the "adult world." It gave me an opportunity to work on the many different aspects of civil engineering projects, from data analysis to graphic design. Additionally, having free time before and after my internship has allowed me to find different ways to challenge myself outside of work. During my time abroad, I attended several fitness classes and found some that I really enjoyed, which is something that I likely would not have done at home!