The End

At my last week wraps up, I’m remembering the first week in Berlin. I was initially nervous– nervous living in a new country, nervous about the language barrier, nervous about the interactions among the group, and dreading my internship. I wish I could go back and tell myself everything would be fine! It’s easy to…

Beginning of the End

Updates: It’s the second to last week in Berlin, but it hasn’t hit me that I’ll be going home soon. I’m looking forward to home– seeing my parents and the dogs will be the first things I do. I’m actually excited to go home just to get back in my old routine. I miss american…

Booley’s House

Updates: Brie and I recently traveled to Amsterdam for the past weekend! We packed a lot in one trip, but it was well worth it. We planned out events, tours, and activities to do the entire weekend so we could take advantage of everything that was there. Our first day there, we started our day…

Das Geld!

Individual/Personal Issues: I noticed in my first few weeks here that my interactions with my coworkers and friends in public was different. After hearing about popular mannerisms and cultural no-nos, I took those to heart. For example, I heard that talking loudly on the Ubahn and Sbahn is looked down upon. Partially, this is true….

B.B.B.

Hi Everyone! This past week, I’ve gotten to know Berlin a bit more. I went to Mauerpark for the weekly flea market, I visited Museum Island, and beach volleyball has finally become a weekly event. As much as I enjoy traveling to different cities, I enjoy staying here on the weekends and exploring new parts…

Eat Pray Slay

Hi everyone! The last time I posted, I was on my way to Prague. This past weekend was my first visit outside of Germany and I enjoyed every minute. We visited most of the tourist sites, including the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Petrin Hill, and the Prague Castle. Out of these areas, I’d say…

Entschuldigung, bitte!

It’s hard to believe it’s only been almost 2 weeks here in Berlin. I have been trying to take every opportunity possible to explore and learn as much as I can about this historic city. Throughout the past week, we visited the Brandenburg Gate, Charlottenburg Palace, and the Reichstag. The Reichstag is an immense, beautiful building and…

Berlin Blog #1

Hello everyone! My name is Sydney Villasis and I am a rising senior studying environmental science. I am minoring in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies as well as earning two certificates in sustainability and geographic information systems (GIS). I never thought I would have the opportunity to study and work abroad, so you could say…

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…