Alex is a 23 year-old American who graduated with a degree in Management of Information Systems and a minor in Philosophy from Western Connecticut State University.
Alex spent his summers in college traveling with family and friends to Spain, France, and the Netherlands to name a few. During those trips, Alex caught the travel bug and knew he wanted to continue exploring the world after graduation. But this time, he knew he wanted to travel without the comfort of familiar faces around him.
“I originally planned to backpack Europe for the entire summer, but upon seeing Edumadic, I was amazed with how much the core values of the company aligned with the things I desired. I knew I wanted to be a part of an Edumadic program because it provided the opportunity to both meet and study alongside like-minded individuals, and to do so while traveling the world.”
With the combination of study, travel, and community, Alex knew our 6 week summer program was the perfect fit.
During his time here, Alex has be applying to jobs and studying with Code Academy, learning skills that will expand his knowledge of Information Systems and prepare him for a job in the industry.
Although Alex was initially uncertain about flying halfway across the world with people he hadn’t met before, he was quickly at ease.
“I was surprised by how fast a sense of community was fostered amongst the group. The people on this trip are more than just friends now, they’re family. And this experience of solo travel with like-minded individuals was exactly what I was looking for”.
When Alex isn’t working with information systems, you can catch him exploring Ubud and engaging in deep philosophical discussion with the other Edumads.
You can also follow Alex on Instagram @denardo_33