¡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…

Two months in Madrid, but a lifetime of memories

I worked a full-time internship in the supply chain department of a hospital, I traveled to four different countries, I discovered new cultures, I lived with a host family, I made new friendships, and I forced myself out of my comfort zone on a daily basis. It is difficult to sum up possibly the most…

Hasta Luego España

This week was difficult as I had to say goodbye to my amazing coworkers, host family, and daily routine. My coworkers threw me a little going away party where we ate the typical Spanish foods such as the Spanish tortilla, orange juice (with lots of pulp), and Iberian ham on bread. My supervisor, who was…

Continuous Improvement

This past weekend I added another country to my travel list. I visited Amsterdam in the Netherlands where I was able to meet up with some friends from the Dublin IIP Program. It is incredible to have the opportunity to travel with other students from Pitt who are also interning abroad for the summer. It…