What It’s Like to be Back

Hello everyone,

So after breaking down my four week schedule in Spain, I can confirm that it takes about a week and a half to readjust to regular life. I’ve been exceptionally busy since I returned; in fact, I’ve only had two days off since I started my jobs again and I used those two days to take a road trip.

Clearly this blog could have easily started with what I would assume everyone writes in their follow-up post: I miss being abroad. I miss Spain. Of course the place, but definitely more so the people. As I sit here, it’s currently 6:05 in Spain. An ocean, six time zones, and another plane ticket separate me from seeing my friends again. As someone who loves to travel and wants to do it for a career, it’s fantastic to know so many great people from all over the globe. The problem becomes that there’s never a way to have all the people in the same place, so you can always be wishing that you’re somewhere you’re not.

This is my current predicament being back in the United States. I have one year left before I finish my Masters and have completed school. Obtaining a job will be great for my bank account, but not so great for trying to convince an employer I should be permitted a month absence to go work an internship overseas or travel around. They say when you have the time, you don’t have the money; when you have the money, you don’t have the time. I’m determined to work hard to get a job in international business so that I may have the opportunity to combine the things that I love into a career I could see myself doing for the immediate foreseeable future.

There are a lot of places I need to visit around the globe, but I also would love to see all the wonderful people I met this summer in Valladolid once again. So many goals. I suppose now all I can do is work towards them. Thank you for sharing my internship experience with me; I hope you now go out and have a life-changing experience like I have. An international internship is an exceptionally great way to go about doing that.

About the author

Adam Ditcher

Hello, my name is Adam and I have the great privilege to be blogging about my experience working and living in Valladolid, Spain for a month. Upon leaving for Spain, I will have just graduated with my BBA from St. Bonaventure University. I've studied Spanish since the sixth grade and never had the opportunity to travel and undergo an immersion experience. So, I'm extremely excited to see and experience some new things, as well as improve my Spanish and get to know people in Spain.