why did they choose miss bean? well, here are a few of the criteria:
"Academic merit is a factor, as are flexibility, curiosity, and a desire to make a difference. The objective of the program is to offer this unique opportunity to the students who best represent the diversity of the United States...Applications will be evaluated based on:
- Evidence of the personal qualities essential for adjustment to another culture, such as flexibility, curiosity, open-mindedness, sense of humor and a desire to be challenged
- Written and oral communication skills
- Motivation for a cross-cultural experience"