Today is a bittersweet day; I leave Palma tomorrow at 6:50am to return to the US. I wanted to make one last blog post to recount the experience. Overall, it has been an awesome 7ish weeks here in Palma! The class during Session 1 was interesting and I learned a lot. Also, the homestay during Session 1 was an awesome experience. Antonia and Susan (the main CIEE staff here) have done a really good job of making sure everything has been the best it can be from the homestay placements to the internship and everything in between. During the internship in Session 2 I have really learned a lot. I have not only improved my Spanish skills, but I have also learned general life lessons that I will continue to apply to my professional life forever.
During the course of the program here in Palma, I have made some really good friends. They include the other students in the program, my homestay señor, and my coworkers in the internship. Even though most of them probably won’t ever see this blog, I just wanted to make a quick shout out to them and thank them for all the awesome memories!
Since this is the last day for most of us who remain (a lot of the people taking normal classes have already left), we spent the morning walking around Palma souvenir shopping and the afternoon at the beach. Conrad and I are going to go to the hotel restaurant to hang out with some of our coworkers before we move out to have a beach fiesta for our last night with some old and newfound friends.
I hope you have enjoyed this relatively short blog and have found it helpful. If you are thinking about coming to Palma, I highly recommend it and know you will have an awesome time! Just be open to new experiences and people and be ready to have the time of your life!
I’m going to miss you Mallorca!