The first few weeks working at Fondation Orient Occident have been very interesting,
and while there have been a few minor hiccups, the overall experience has been overwhelmingly
positive. When I first began work, I had very few tasks, and so there wasn’t much for me to do.
Fatima, my supervisor, seemed very busy, and I was reluctant to bother her. I did spend a fair
amount of time talking to different people at the center, and I’m glad I had an opportunity to do
this, predominately because I think it helped me gain a lay of the land and understand exactly
what the objectives of the organization were. However, I was eventually tasked with putting
together a PowerPoint about the beginning of Fondation Orient Occident in English. I have
greatly enjoyed working on this project, as it has been both educational and has allowed me the
opportunity to have discussions with many of the employees and individuals at OOF.
Additionally, it has given me the ability to control my time there, and I have felt much better
about having something to do during the time that I am there. After I received this task,
everything has gone great. The people are incredibly friendly, and I love the mission of the
organization. I look forward to continuing work there and I look forward to the connections that I
will continue to develop.