Oct. 18, 2011
By Justin Lafleur
Megan Cain has done a lot in her time at Lehigh, whether it's in the classroom, on the soccer field or in the community. For all she's studied, played and accomplished, something she experienced this past summer will stick with her like nothing else.
"When thinking back at my time at Lehigh, I will remember my demanding coursework, but more than anything else, my experience on the soccer team and this internship in India," said Cain.
A midfielder on the defending Patriot League Champion women's soccer team, Cain is an Industrial Engineering major, who found a unique opportunity through the Iacocca Institute on campus. She always wanted to study abroad, but due to playing a Division I sport, she couldn't afford to miss time. Even in the "off" playing season, she would miss too much valuable playing experience that it would set her too far back. So when Cain heard of an opportunity for an overseas internship during the summer, she pounced on the opportunity.
"I liked the idea of this program because I knew it would be in the summer and I knew I could be in a foreign country," said Cain. "I first heard about it in my sophomore IBE (Integrated Business & Engineering honors) seminar through Richard Brant, a professor at the Iacocca Institute. So I applied and found out that I was accepted in December of last year."
At first, Cain didn't know where she'd be assigned. After a while, she learned of her placement in India which at first caught her aback.
To read the rest of the feature, along with some of Cain's journal entries from her internship, click here.