"Thank you for giving Korean students opportunities. I made my dream to work in an international airline company because of the experiences that I had in the United States."
Eunyoung ‘Joy’ Kim came to the United States for the first time in December 2010 as part of the J-1 Work, English Study, Travel (WEST) program, formed through a joint initiative between the U.S. and South Korean governments in 2008.
As part of the Korea WEST program, Eunyoung participated in four months of formal English language instruction and cultural training in Washington, D.C. before serving as an intern with Asiana Airlines in Los Angeles.
Her reason for participating in a U.S. exchange experience was clear right from the onset, as she began her application essay by stating her ambitions of breaking into the international airline industry
“My ultimate goal is to be a cabin crew of a foreign airline,” she wrote.
Eunyoung now works as a flight attendant at All Nippon Airlines (ANA) where she flies international routes between South Korea, Japan, and the United States.
At Cultural Vistas, we’re always humbled to see experiences like Eunyoung’s that allow individuals to grow personal and professionally, and in this case get the job of her dreams!