Customs and Traditions (7/4/22) by Andrew Bartholomey

I have been in Munich for one month and it has been a great experience. I am on the CIE Summer Internship apart program in Germany which consists of one month of language school and a two-month internship upon completion of the school I am currently working for the state of Virginia’s European international trade office. After completion of intensive language course, moved from Berlin to Munich. Even though I…

Reflection by Ashley Butler

My time in Florence, Italy has ended, for now after a month of learning about Parent and Child Interactions based on Cultural Influences. This particular psychology course has taught me a lot for my future. Since I know that I want to work with children in the future, this class has taught me many lessons. Not only were my academic goals accomplished with learning about this subject but also I…

American Business Culture vs German Business Culture (6/28/22) by Andrew Bartholomey

During my summer internship I have been working with the VEDP. This is the State of Virginia’s European International Trade office. Their office is in Munich, Germany. Even though they are a United States government agency in Germany, there are a lot of differences working with the VEDP compared to working in the United States. First, the work hours are different then the United States. I work from 9:30 am to…

Living like a Local (5/31/22) by Andrew Bartholomey

I have tried various foods since living in Germany. I have tried Schnussel, Currywirst, and Turkish pizza to name a few food items. My favorite food item that I have tried has been Döner. Doner has been believed to have been started by a Turkish immigrant with its origins in Berlin. Doner is a sandwich made from Turkish flatbread and filled with shaved meat, vegetables, and a sauce. Most of…

Intro by Andrew Bartholomey

Hey, my name is Andrew Bartholomey and I am an International Business and Finance major and a German and Economics minor. I chose the Summer Internship Program in German because I want to work and study International Business in an international country. For my major, it is a requirement to complete at least one study abroad so I thought this program would be great to not only complete that requirement…