SPARK Stories

Students are using the Nazareth SPARK Grant for an international experience during the school year. Others will use a SPARK Grant to make it possible to do an otherwise unpaid/underpaid summer internship or summer research experience.

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Lily Caron '20 (Hungary)

Nursing and public health major Lily Caron '20 traveled to Hungary during spring break to present a paper about mental health to fellow college students. Big confidence boost to speak in front of a large international conference? Yes. But so much more. "My host student, Regina, gave me an invaluable experience as she took me horseback riding in the country, showed me a famous lookout of Lake Balaton, and taught me what the typical Hungarian college experience is like. She's already planning a trip to visit me in America and has invited me back to stay with her for two weeks this summer! I strongly believe that traveling with Nazareth College provides a chance to learn valuable lessons and make memories that will last a lifetime."

Internships Approved for Summer 2018

Among the SPARK Grant-funded internships lined up:

  • A communications and media major at ieiMedia in Bologna, Italy.
  • Clinical laboratory science student at F.F. Thompson Health, Canandaigua, NY
  • A physical therapy major at Most Physical Therapy, Rhinebeck, NY
  • A biology major at Tanglewood Nature Center in Elmira, NY
  • An occupational therapy major and gerontology minor at Sisters of St. Joseph in Rochester, NY
  • A communication sciences and disorders major at an elementary school in Painted Post, NY

Student deadline: You must apply before the experience starts, but after you've lined it up. See SPARK Grant eligibility and details »