Hello, my name is Xenia Jankovich. I am 18 years old, and am Dutch, French, Hungarian and Canadian. I just graduated from the American International School of Budapest, Hungary and cannot wait to be part of the Temple of Understanding Program this summer.
The reasons why I wanted to be part of the program are various. First, as I am an international individual, I have always longed to be an intern in an international setting working with culturally diverse topics. Furthermore I became especially interested in the Temple of Understanding after writing a 4,000 word essay about refugees, the question specifically being: To what extent does art therapy serve as an effective treatment within the life of a refugee facing PTSD? The essay really inspired me to base future research on refugees, and I am keen to branch off of my psychologically-approached essay to that of other scopes such as refugee children’s rights or education. Lastly, having been President of the ‘Magyar Service Team,’ Vice President of ‘Amnesty International,’ and Public Relations Officer of ‘The National Honor Society,’ I am extremely interested in branching out through opportunities related to service and expanding my knowledge of human rights beyond that of my home country.