As an international student, one of my biggest challenges at the beginning was finding a way to integrate into this new way of life while meeting new people. Through my internship, I was able to meet some great people who helped me throughout my semester in Seville. I worked in an office of a travel agency with four other employees, and while I was only able to contribute 8-12 hours a week due to my coursework at the University of Seville, I thoroughly enjoyed the time at my internship. We spent time working on the website, meeting with clients, and going out of the office to fulfill various jobs.
The best part about an internship in Seville was the increased immersion into not only the culture, but also the manner of doing business in Spain. As a business student, doing business internationally will become increasingly important as the world becomes smaller. In Spain, the schedule, office etiquette, manner of greeting someone, methods of dealing with people, and workplace ethics have various differences from my home country of the USA. Learning about these differences, and also some similarities, has helped me become a more well-rounded person.