FIN

In conclusion… Thank you. Thank you to everyone that made this experience for me possible. Thank you to the team at Pitt, who accepted me into this program and gave me the tools to make this experience as amazing as it was. Thank you to the EUSA team for finding me – an engineer –…

Week 9! I’m in London!

First things first, a quick update. Hello everyone, my time in Paris has ended. Yesterday morning I hopped on a train to London, England. Here I will be studying Strategic Marketing at the Imperial College London for the next 3 weeks. A few minutes ago, I went to the store to grab some lunch, and…

Week 8. Salut!

How does your host culture define “success” in a professional sense? What makes a successful/effective employee in your internship and industry? How do behaviors and actions of a “successful” employee differ in your host vs. home country? Just as an update, this is week 8! I literally can’t believe it has been 8 week since…

Update: This week, the french intern left and the british intern arrived. Reading my last blog post it seemed like I was so scared to meet this girl, but we get along really well and shes teaching me more french than I think I was learning speaking only french (because they had a hard time…

mais non!

“Mais nonnn”! I really wish my time in Paris wasn’t coming to an end, it’s really freaking me out. I’ve had such a wonderful time here. Honestly I refuse to admit it. It’s still the beginning of July and the month is young. I have plenty of time. The only problem is time isn’t slowing…

Vernissage

This week, we had the vernissage at the gallery. The theme was life on mars, and it was literally the most incredible thing. I was given the responsibility to stand at the back door and to welcome the guests. A simple task in English, but adding that level of “i am not from here” make…

Pretty Paris

What parts of your host country’s culture do you find most difficult to assimilate? Why has this been difficult for you to adapt? Ok, so Paris today is still as wonderful as Paris yesterday, but for the last week i’ve been sick. I will say I’d rather have cold in the middle of France than…

OMG

OMG, what do they want from me? This is the question I ask everyday when I walk into the art gallery. In my last internship at the Stores Consulting Group, I would walk into work and have a complete lists of the tasks I was expected to complete that day. But here, I walk in to work,…

Art Gallery Internship

Update: Week 2 Life is good in Paris. It turns out the Parisians drink Rose like water. I am not much of a drinker; however, the wine does taste better here. I think I am now 50% pasta, and 50% bread and butter and i’ve never been more okay with that. I’ve been babysitting my…