Cenet had the privilege of having Victor Mathuthu on our team as an intern for the last 6 months. Montse Mendez, Program Assistant, recently sat down with Victor for a Cenet Staff Highlight Q&A. You can read more about Victor below.
Position at Cenet: Intern
Field of Study: Master’s in Public Administration
Favorite hobby: Weightlifting
Where are you from/ Where have you lived?
I was born in Zimbabwe, grew up in South Africa, and I lived in North Carolina before moving to cape Girardeau.
How did your interest in learning about other countries and their cultures begin?
Through being an athlete traveling in different countries since age 12. It started with travels within Africa which prepared me to end up looking to study in America due to world class facilities and top notch academics.
What is the most meaningful thing you have gained from your cross cultural experiences?
I have learned that what might be considered normal in one country, might not be in another. That there are pros and cons in every culture and that there is beauty in difference.
Based on your experiences, what is or might be the biggest challenge when being in a different country for the first time?
What is some advice you would give to participants?
Talk to your parents on the phone as much as you can, because it will make you feel better. Seriously.
What brought you to Cape Girardeau, MO?
After being in North Carolina for three years,I got a full scholarship to study here, so I took the opportunity and transferred.
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life what would it be?
Cookies & Cream Ice Cream
Thank you for completing your internship with Cenet, Victor! It was wonderful to have you as a team member.
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