Wilson Beh, a student from Penang, Malaysia, is spending academic year 2011-12 at Marymount University through the World Learning program, an initiative funded by the U.S. State Department. The program identifies student leaders from universities around the globe to spend one or two semesters studying in the United States.
Wilson lives in MU’s Global Thinkers Community, a residence-hall floor where American and international students live together and share an interest in all things global.
A Finance major, Wilson concluded an internship at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC, this April. He even met President Bill Clinton during a two-day meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in the nation’s capital.
After college, Wilson wants to work for an international organization, which makes this study-abroad experience particularly useful. He explains, “When you live in someone else’s country, you learn to appreciate your own culture better, you get to know yourself better, and you learn about the great aspects of other people’s cultures.”