Join us in welcoming a new crew of interns to the Ames Community Arts Council! These amazing students assist with everything from publicity and marketing to website design and crafting. We couldn't do what we do without their help! Today's intern is Erin Parro. She is a Junior at Iowa State, and we are thrilled to have her!
Hi my name is Erin Parro. I am a junior studying public relations and international studies. I am from Grayslake, Illinois, which is about 45 minutes north of Chicago. Some of my favorite things to do are running, cooking and traveling. Traveling is by far my favorite thing to do. I think some may say I’m addicted to it. So far I have been to 13 countries over four continents in a little over two years. In the fall of 2015, I studied abroad through the program Semester at Sea. Through this program, I was able to travel around the world visiting a number of countries all while living on a ship. Before my study abroad in college, I was able to take a trip to Europe my senior year of high school and again right after my freshman year of college. Through traveling, I have been able to broaden my horizon to the vast cultures and customs around the world. It is interesting to travel to all of these places and learn about the history, savor the food and talk with the locals about what makes each country so unique. As I have come home from my travels, I always get the question, “what is your favorite place you have been to?” I think through my open-mindedness, I have enjoyed something about every place I have ever been. It is about finding the beauty and the good in all places and people. Two of my next adventures I have planned is to study abroad my entire senior year, one semester in Europe somewhere and Thailand the other semester.