¡Hasta Luego!

Hello! Wherever you are, I hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation before school is back in session. I am excited to announce that this year I am moving in early to begin training as a Resident Assistant. It is my first year as an RA, and I will be living…

Spanish vs U.S. Communication Styles

My time with La Casita de Inglés has come to a close! Honestly, the past two months have gone by so quickly. It is cliché but completely true. I did not realize this was my final week until last Monday! As far as updates on current work, not much is new. I have just been…

HR Consulting in a Cross-Cultural Setting

Hello again! Sadly, my trip to Madrid has concluded, and I am back in Pennsylvania. I will be continuing my work with La Casita de Inglés from home for the remaining couple of weeks of this International Internship Program. Since my last blog post, my supervisors in the HR department have left the main center…

Adjusting to Castilian Culture

Buenas tardes, readers! I am finally in Madrid, soaking up the summer sun and savoring the local cuisine. This is my third time visiting the city, and I am so happy to be back! Since last week, I have been staying at a family friend’s house snacking on jamón ibérico and having salmorejo, a soup…

Uncertainty in the Workplace

Happy Friday, readers! I am back to report on the first two weeks of my internship. If you missed my last post, I have begun interning with a franchise called La Casita de Inglés. This company has multiple centers in Spain that teach English to young children through fun weekly workshops. For this week’s blog,…

¡Hola desde Pennsylvania!

Hello! My name is Isabella Purcell. I am a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh, and I am currently double majoring in marketing and human resources with a certificate in international business. I am from Chester County, Pennsylvania which is about half an hour away from Philadelphia. Although I have been enjoying my summer…