Jason Moyer, Class of 2017
I am originally from Frederick, Maryland. I did my undergraduate studies at the George Washington University here in Washington, D.C., concentrating on the international politics of Europe. Studying in Washington, D.C. afforded me the opportunity to do many prestigious internships, including at the Embassy of Monaco in D.C., the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Department of State. I was also extremely fortunate to intern for the U.S. Embassy in Rome in the summer of 2012.
After finishing my undergraduate studies in 2013, I moved to South Korea to teach English for 2 years. Having exposure to living and working in Asia has made me a more well-rounded student of international affairs and has given me a new perspective on contemporary events and issues. Using South Korea as a base in the region, I visited over half of a dozen other Asian countries, vastly expanding my knowledge of the world.
I’m overjoyed to be back in Washington, D.C. and to be doing my Masters at Georgetown University after being overseas for the last 2 years. I chose the MAGES program because of the reputation of the program and my academic interest in Europe. The MAGES program was an ideal fit for me as it promotes the acquisition of foreign languages, something I have found to be immensely helpful in obtaining internships and professional opportunities. I am quite fond of studying European languages and I can speak French, Italian, and am in the process of learning German. I intend to complete the Certificate in Diplomatic Studies before graduating as it will help me achieve my long-term goal of becoming a diplomat (for more information about the different certificates available at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, click here).