Faces: Andrea Moy

Monday, September 13, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 8:54 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

Andrea Moy spent eight weeks of her summer interning at INCA Productions, a company in London that specializes in event planning — from movie launches to fashion shows.

“The first thing they told me to do when I walked in the door was research for New York Fashion Week,” said Moy, a senior at Stephens College. “I was amazed that they had such confidence in my abilities right away.”

Internships are required at Stephens for mass media majors like Moy. Where the students do them, however, is a personal decision. Moy said that studying abroad, preferably in London, was something she always wanted to do — she just didn’t know whether she would have that chance.

“I was really amazed at how everything came together,” she said of the eight months she spent making plans through American Intercontinental University.

While in London, Moy shared a flat with five other Americans in programs similar to hers and worked five days a week.

Still, she said she managed to take full advantage of her time abroad by traveling to the cities of Paris, Dublin and Bath and the country of Wales. Moy’s time abroad included her 21st birthday.

“I really didn’t feel much like going out on my birthday, but my flatmates had other ideas, so we went to the pubs — all night,” she said.

Moy said studying abroad was a great opportunity, one she hopes sustains her until she can return to London.

“You are allowed to immerse yourself in an entirely different culture, experience a completely different work ethic and introduce yourself to things you never thought imaginable,” she said.

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