Ariel Rodriguez, Accounting ’15
It has been two weeks since I flew back into the US from Europe. My program actually ended about a month ago, but I decided to travel Europe for a couple weeks after. It’s kind of hard to believe all the things I have done and places I have traveled this summer. When I flew into America, I was honestly very relieved. Even though everything that could go wrong did go wrong (I almost missed my flight to Phoenix, and my luggage was lost in Chicago), I was so happy to see my family.
Interning in Prague has taught me a lot and caused me to grow as a person. My internship experience was not really what I was expecting it to be. It wasn’t in my major, and it didn’t really seem to apply to my future. I had to become more open-minded and look at my internship in a positive way. I had to find a way for this internship to be valuable to me, even if it wasn’t related to business. I realized that through this internship, I learned adapt to a new working environment with a different culture and work ethic. I also overcame language barriers and communicated with actors from all over the world. I gained so much from this internship just from the fact that I was working in a different country.
Studying abroad in Prague is probably one of the most amazing experiences I have had, and it was one of the best decisions I have made. I have met so many people and made so many friends, and I have learned more about myself and what I am capable of. I find myself missing Prague, but I know I will make it back to the Golden City again.