Diving Into A Dual Degree

Hi prospective IEDPers! My name is Sam Nguyen. I’m a dual degree student in IEDP and Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) at the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) at Penn. I’m happy to share my experience as a dual degree student, especially as application deadlines are fast approaching. What is the dual degree application process like?Although there are a range of dual degree options available … Continue reading Diving Into A Dual Degree

Wall Street to Walnut Street: Louie Zuniga, Coverdell Fellow

Jesus “Louie” Zuniga flaunted his boots and cowboy hat during a recitation hour session where we shared something about our backgrounds with the rest of the cohort. Houston, Texas, is home to him. Growing up in a large metropolis got him curious about different people, languages, and cultures. It probably explains why he chose to study a year abroad in Brazil as an economics and … Continue reading Wall Street to Walnut Street: Louie Zuniga, Coverdell Fellow

My Disabilities Are The Antihero In My Story

Why diversity and innovation are more than representation and technology Chiara Nicastro is a 2nd Year IEDP student and a United Nations Development Program Intern. Below is her blog post, originally published on the UNDP Website highlighting how while some disabilities are immediately apparent, many are completely invisible. Chiara stresses on the importance of employers and policymakers seeking to be inclusive must take both into … Continue reading My Disabilities Are The Antihero In My Story

Farzanah Darwish – On the IEDP, UNESCO Fellowship, and Afghanistan

I had heard so much about Farzanah even before I set foot on campus. My cohort members, who had already met her in August, only had wonderful things to say about her. When I did get to know her from our classes together, group assignments, exploring Philly, and our shared love for Bollywood, I knew I had to share glimpses of her story with you. … Continue reading Farzanah Darwish – On the IEDP, UNESCO Fellowship, and Afghanistan

Thoughts From the Transforming Education Summit’22

Amy Liang, 2022 graduate of the IEDP Program I completed my internship with the Early Childhood Education team at UNICEF Headquarters during my final semester and had the opportunity to extend the internship for three months post-graduating. Through the internship, I had the chance to attend a UNICEF-hosted panel discussion in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Read all about it this blog post. This … Continue reading Thoughts From the Transforming Education Summit’22

Internship Insights – Amy Liang

Hi IEDPers! My name is Amy Liang, 2022 graduate of the IEDP Program. I completed my internship with the Early Childhood Education team at UNICEF Headquarters during my final semester and had the opportunity to extend the internship for three months post-graduating. The decision to extend was mostly due to circumstance; I happened to be moving back to New York City, where UNICEF HQ offices … Continue reading Internship Insights – Amy Liang

The 3 Cs of My IEDP Thus Far

Aishwarya Shetty On August 25th, I set foot in the USA for the first time. CNN, Netflix, and Instagram informed everything I knew about the country. Though Indian, I flew in from Qatar, where I spent most of my years growing up. If my life were a rom-com movie, the voiceover for me waiting for my Uber at the airport would say, “There she is, … Continue reading The 3 Cs of My IEDP Thus Far