Implication for the future

It’s the last week… in Paris. Can’t believe that two months of time just filed by and I’m wrapping up my internship and leaving the city at the end of the week! Two months, on the other hand, can’t be considered as a very long period. I wasn’t expected my whole value system, personality or…

A Space of Accompany, and more…

I don’t really have much to say about how the therapeutic center I intern at “receive products” and “distribute products”, as it doesn’t apply to the supply chain domain at all. We could say that it provides more like a “service”, such as counseling, social assistance, medication consultation, workshops, etc. But instead of emphasizing we…

AAA: Availability, Approaches, and Acknowledgement

Recently I have been thinking about how global and environmental influences affect the operation of social services around the world. One of the important factors, without doubt, on both national and international level, is the structure of the policy established in each country or internationally. For example, if a country want to achieve the goal…

To step out of comfort zone? How much?

While completing the mid-term evaluation with my supervisor at the internship, we discussed about each of the qualities listed and expressed each of our opinions on how my performance has been so far in those domains. One of the pattern that we noticed was that, I did not seem to demonstrate a lot of relevant…

Mental Health in Europe

The industry analysis of my internship organization is a little bit special since the industry does not really involve any idea of “competition”. As a therapeutic center and an organization that works toward the goal of preventing suicide, Centre Popincourt (actually no renamed as Centre of Suicide Prevention in Paris) in funded by government funds…

Paris… Paradise of museums!

One of the most intensive experiences I have so far traveling and sightseeing in Paris in my multiple trips to various museums. So far, I have visited more than 8 museums and I have much more on my list! Museums, from my perspective, represent a huge part of French and Paris culture and the history…

Working at a therapeutic center in Paris? Umm…

In this post I would like to talk about the professional and organizational culture of the place I intern at: Centre Popincourt, or Centre de Prevention du Suicide de Paris (CPS). Centre Popincourt is a public therapeutic center that has a team of professionals including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc. It also provides weekly art…

Wonderful Surprises

My first 1.5 week in Paris have been a journey of surprises along with wonderful opportunities to learn. I have seen, listened and learned so much already that I almost can’t describe to you how excited I am right now! My host family is fantastic. I am living with a Spanish professor and her son. The…

Meet the IIP Student Bloggers for Summer 2017!

Welcome to the International Internship Study Abroad Program! IIP Blog Overview The International Internship Program (IIP) is a unique study abroad opportunity that allows driven students to partake in a full-time, summer-long internship in one of six countries across the globe. Each IIP student participates in a program long blogging initiative to share their experiences with their…