By: Christina Hardman, Career Advancement Program Specialist

J-1 Trainee Adelina Badea trades in her life as a ticketing agent in Romania in pursuit of a lifelong dream to ride a horse in the desert. Adelina starts her training program at Canyon Ranch in Tuscon, Arizona, later this month. Besides missing her family, friends, hometown, and driving her car, Adelina will also face one major challenge. Watch her pre-departure video to find out just what that challenge is!

The Career Advancement Program’s Ambassador Scholar Program takes us on the journeys of two trainees/interns as they explore and experience a culture unlike their own. The next time we check-in with Adelina, she will be on American soil, 6,000 miles from home. Stay tuned to see how life in America is similar, and not so similar, to her predictions.