Emilia Hovestadt. Intern abroad in Madrid: Interview and Photo Gallery

An intern abroad experience. Emilia Hovestadt spent 2.5 months with us in Madrid last fall from October 1st to December 14th, 2016.  She was a Marketing intern for a company which we started working with over 10 years ago.  Their area of expertise is the conciliation of the private and professional lives of workers through the organization of services, events, activities, workshops, etc. Her duties included translating their website to American English, visiting their day care centers…

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Katherine Sartain’s Testimony: Working in Madrid

Working in Madrid

I am typing this from my apartment in Madrid, Spain, where I will be living and working until August 1st. And I cannot be more excited, to say the least. Most people looked at me like a martian with a death wish when inquiring about my upcoming summer plans, given my success rate of a similar experience last summer. If not that, a subtle “Thats awesome, are your parents insane?” expression was a close second. Not that…

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Intern Abroad: Testimony Letters 2010-14

Dear BEST, As per your request I want to let you know a description of my duties and what projects I´m contributing to at Red Deportes in Madrid. I am helping locate and pitch to potential sponsors for a sports event that raises money and awareness to deal with AIDS. I also went to nearby towns to teach young children about Africa through an interactive exhibit of objects and paintings from Africa itself. Thank you for this…

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Marketing internship in Madrid, Spain

marketing internship in Madrid, Spain

by Jessica Vaughn “I have got to be absolutely insane. How did I convince myself that this was a good idea? This may have been one of the top three worst decisions I have made in my 21 years of life. I don’t speak Spanish very well. I don’t know anyone on that side of the Atlantic. And I have never stepped foot off US soil.” This soliloquy was stuck on repeat the night before I left…

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Au Pair Experience: Choose to Soar

by Laura Albrecht As I sat with my feet dangling in the pool, watching night fall over Madrid and listening to the noises of Calle Acamar 17, I noticed the bats swooping down from the sky over my head. They make a fast dive straight down at the surface of the pool, and at the last minute they turn upward, saving themselves from an icy plunge. I had been in Madrid for a month now, and these…

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Au Pair: Become a Walking Sponge

walking sponge

by Tisha Hall I put my luggage down and stepped out onto the verandah overlooking the suburban neighbourhood that would be my home away from home for the next three months. I couldn’t help but pat myself on the back: “Well done! You did it!” I had left my job, apartment, family, friends (and cat) – my life as I knew it – behind and traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to a foreign land. It would be…

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