I haven’t had a lot of international travel experience, so each time I travel it takes some adjustment. Especially when it’s living in a foreign country for an extended period of time, adjusting can be a bit of a slow process for me. My life in Pittsburgh is very schedule-oriented, so you can imagine how much of a shock it was to take my things and move to another country for months. This is my first time travelling with a group of peers. It makes travelling much better knowing everyone is going through the same things and we’re able to talk about our experiences with one another.
The main reason I chose Berlin for an internship was the language. I’ve been taking German classes in school, so choosing Berlin was natural. I’ve never enjoyed travelling all that much because it meant adapting to a new schedule. However, the efficiency of my daily schedule relates to the German mentality. German culture is filled with structure when it comes to work and free time (and public transportation). The separation between work and free time makes it easy to create a balanced lifestyle for myself. I chose Berlin for this type of culture, and it has made it easier for me to adopt a routine schedule.
As far as work goes, I’m enjoying my time and embracing the challenge. I’m given a lot of freedom in making ad campaigns, writing content and adjusting prices for the company’s UK products on Amazon. Daily meetings with my supervisors introduce me to new topics, and then I apply the topics to my projects the rest of the day. Can’t wait to see what new tasks I’ll be taking on in the upcoming weeks!