paul runcan

RomaniaMackinac Island, MI

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I think everyone has a calling, and Summer Work Travel has helped me to find mine.
— Paul Runcan

“I’ve always had an interest in politics and the development of my country and the world.

"It was only in 2014 that I was shown a path that could take me into the world of politics. It was the year I decided to spend a summer abroad in the U.S. through the Summer Work travel program, and I can honestly say that it was the best choice I could ever have made.

“Even though it had ups and downs, like most jobs do, it taught me a lot of life lessons, which I’m sure everyone who has participated in such a program knows and values greatly. I learned patience and humility, and I learned to be proud and value my work, whatever it may be. It taught me how different people can be and it gave me a unique glimpse into the American way of life.

“Now, two years later, my career is still in the making, but there’s progress. I’ve learned a lot more, I’ve met like-minded people, and slowly but surely we’re making our way into the world of politics, educating the local youth, and hoping to bring a much needed breath of fresh air to an antiqued system.”

What He's up to now:

Recently completed a Master’s in Public Policy and Advocacy.