Name: Zachary Thornbury
Program: 2011 Spring Semester Internship in London
University: Temple University
Current Occupation: Copywriter
Did studying with FIE influence your career choices?: "Absolutely. Not only was it my first experience in a professional advertising environment, but it was my first time outside of the US bubble. It forced me to think and act in ways I would have never done in the comfort of my own country. Further, it enhanced my ability to adapt in challenging situations. I took these lessons home with me and applied them to the rest of my college, and future professional career. My study abroad experience made my CV stick out from the rest, which was the first foot in the door. The opportunity to experience another culture and worldview was invaluable to my professional growth. I would not be in the place I am now without my time abroad."