I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to study and work in Berlin through iXperience. I arrived in Germany this past summer knowing no one and confused about how my love for design would fit into my career path. I left two months later with new friends and new perspectives. Coming from a small intense business school, I was constantly surrounded by competitive and like-minded individuals and was being encouraged to pursue a career in consulting. Through iXperience, I was pushed outside of my comfort zone to make friends and collaborate with people with different interests and backgrounds than me. I learned how my love for design could be combined with my passion for problem-solving in a field like product development. Academically and personally, iXperience has had a huge impact on my life. What I will cherish the most about my time in Berlin was the people- not only my classmates but also the staff. iXperience builds a vibrant community that is still active for months, and even years, after the program ends. Thanks to iXperience, I have made lifelong personal and professional relationships.