Thank you, Madrid

Hi everyone, These past two months in Madrid have felt more like two weeks. Looking back on this trip, trying to process everything that happened so quickly, I am realizing how lucky I am to have had this incredible opportunity. To be able to not only spend two months abroad, but also work for an…

What’s really important

Hi everyone,  With less than a week to go in the IIP, I am trying to take advantage of these last few days in what has been the most amazing experience of my life. This experience has taught me so many important life lessons that I will keep forever, and I am excited to put…

Embracing ambiguity

Hi everyone, There are less than two weeks until this amazing program comes to an end. While I am not quite ready for it to end, I am excited to get back home and see my friends and family who I miss very much.  To start, I had an incredible weekend in Portugal. I was…

Learning New Approaches

Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe that I only have 3 weeks remaining in Madrid. The time is flying by as I continue to do more each week in this amazing city. This past weekend, a few friends and I went to Manzanares el Real, a small town of 8000 about 40 minutes north of…

Continous Improvement

Hello everyone! I have just passed the halfway point of my time here in Madrid and it is absolutely flying by. Since the blog last week, I have had so many different tasks at work. This includes an event that I went to with my supervisor where we had a training workshop for some of…

The Little Differences

Hola a todos: Week three in Madrid was nothing short of incredible. Each week I am trying new things and meeting so many new people. There is so much to explore in this city and I look forward to seeing more over the next month. Work has kept me very busy over the last multiple…

Brushing off challenges

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been in Madrid for almost three weeks. The days are flying by as I keep myself busy with a balance of work and fun.  I have adjusted well to the schedule and I feel more comfortable with each passing day. In my job, I am now working a more…

Balancing work and fun

After the first week of work, I am starting to adjust to the schedule here in Madrid. For any job, the first week can be the hardest and most stressful. In this case, it was no different. As this is my first official internship experience, and it being in a language that I’m still currently…

Una semana después…

One week ago, I was boarding a flight to come to Europe for the first time in my life. I was very excited, but I was also very nervous and anxious. Luckily, having someone else from Pitt to travel with (shoutout Jesse) calmed my nerves and made the trip much easier. In just a week,…