On the whole I had a very good internship experience. During my feedback meeting with the CFO of the company I expressed that the only improvement I would have liked to see was for my internship to do more with the finance and accounting section of a company. Nevertheless, the projects I was offered and kept up with were still extremely interesting and rewarding. I would tell future interns to always remain on their toes in order to accept new material as quickly and swiftly as possible.
My summer is more or less over. I’ve met some amazing people and I’ve eaten some great food. Nothing more could have made this summer more wonderful. It’s been quite the journey, but this is my final post. I’ll reflect on my time abroad how I’m adjusting to life back in the States.
The sun slowly peeked its head above the horizon and kissed the periwinkle sky, inspiring it to blush pink and orange. I drank in the crisp air as I listened to birds chirping to fill in the silence and greet the morning. My eyes traced a quote carved into the ground: “I have conversed with the spiritual sun. I saw him on Primrose Hill.” This seems like a romantic scene, and in a lot of ways it is. Living in London is like falling in love, which makes saying goodbye all the more heartbreaking.
Hola! This last weekend we hopped on a flight to Barcelona! After wandering around La Rambla—a popular market street—and getting some tapas, we went to Casa Batllo, a house built by Gaudi, a famous architect. The beautiful structure was splashed with colorful tiles, which surrounded wavy balconies. Behind the house was a gorgeous courtyard with a large tile mosaic. The inside was surreal with its arches, woodwork, and interesting touches. From the rooftop you could look out onto Barcelona while resting against carefully placed tiles.
There were only a couple of things that happened my last week in Germany. I ended my contract with my company last Friday so I was fortunate enough to have this week in Berlin to simply hang out and not do too much.
Whew! It’s been pretty peaceful lately and I’ve really needed this downtime. Even though it’s our last week and the last chance to go out in Madrid, I’m grateful for the change of pace. I’m officially done going into the office, most of my projects are done, and I’ve said goodbye to most of my coworkers. I’m mainly keeping in contact with some of the English-speaking clients because it’s easier for me to do once a week.
As I said before, I went to Barcelona last week! It was all fairly normal and, in reality, it was a pretty calm weekend. I just hung out with some friends and went to a couple pubs. I even found a pub that serves you popcorn when you order a drink, which was probably the greatest thing that I have ever seen, hands down. I also got to catch up on some sleep, which is quite a rarity in Barcelona.
This weekend was a great time to stay in Berlin! I was lucky enough to experience Germany win the World Cup while in Berlin! The energy in the city was amazing and it was great to experience the victory celebrations. The spirit in the air was of nothing less than exhilarating. Even without having an ounce of German blood in my heritage, it was near impossible to not be overwhelmed and excited for the country that was about to engage in one of the world’s largest competitions.
My internship has been amazing! I have been involved in a lot of different tasks and projects, all of which I can honestly say have been really interesting and have given a lot of insight and sparked interests that I would not have gained if I had not participated in this internship program. There is so much to gain from interning abroad and I know it will benefit my future career!