We love our interns (and former interns) at Arrangements Abroad. Today we learned more about employee Dayzjah Thomas, who first started out at the company as an intern.
When did you start interning at Arrangements Abroad, and what is your position here?
I started working at Arrangements Abroad in June of 2018 as a TRAMS/Finance intern right after I graduated from the Alvin Ailey School for Dance. Before Arrangements Abroad, I was working at school for my program director as his assistant. I was referred here by one of my peers, Sophia! I have upgraded to a general Client Services assistant, and now I assist with outreach and administrative duties.
If you are still in school, what are you studying?
I’m not in school anymore, I’m a freelance dancer! I plan to go back to school for something involving the medical industry or food.
What is your hometown?
I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but I grew up in Los Angeles, California.
Who would play you in a movie?
I would love to have Lupita N’yongo play me in a movie. I love how poised and well-spoken she is, not to mention her beauty!
Which city do you most recommend to friends?
Los Angeles. Beautiful weather anytime!!
Which city would you drop everything to see?
I would drop everything to go see Tokyo, Japan, or Phuket, Thailand. I studied Mandarin Chinese in high school and fell in love with Asian culture. I’d love to take a food tour!
Which department(s) are you in at Arrangements Abroad? What do you enjoy working on the most?
I work for the Client Services and Finance departments. Sometimes I assist the Operations & Communications departments as well. I enjoy Trams inputs the most! It’s what I started out doing here first, and it keeps me calm!
Do you have any special skills?
DANCE. DANCE. DANCE. (Click here for a YouTube video of Dayzjah dancing.)
What are your three most visited websites or apps?
Amazon.com, Playbill.com, and Instagram.
What is something about you that surprises people?
I’m really scared of birds, mostly pigeons, especially when they fly in flocks.
What is one of your favorite trips that you’ve taken?
When I was younger, we went on a family vacation to the Bahamas via Disney cruise. Best trip ever!
What would your dream trip be?
Honestly, any Disney vacation still! I loved it so much, and I believe I’d have fun at any age. My dream Arrangements Abroad trip is the Met Buddhism & the Himalayas program. I love learning about spiritual enlightenment and the hotels look amazing.
What are three things you can’t travel without?
Headphones, my Pillow Pet Unie the Unicorn, and socks!
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
My uncle is a famous actor and comedian. You may know him: Norbit, Undercover Brother, Double Take, Malcolm & Eddie….
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