- What opportunities and challenges do you foresee your internship presenting?
In this internship, I will get the chance to increase the quality of tourism in Albania. This country is full of underrated sites and beautiful landscapes that are yet to be discovered. I specifically will have the chance to work in healthcare in an upcoming tourist village in the mountains of Albania. My goal is to hopefully jumpstart a sustainable healthcare system in the village while maintaining the beauty and originality of the site. I hope to learn how healthcare effects tourism. I realize that tourists expect a certain standard of health care when visiting a place and I am excited to learn about and even contribute to creating a system that meets the standards of incoming tourists but does not damage the authenticity of the site. The biggest challenge I forsee is keeping the authenticity of the village. In order to meet the standards of those unaccustomed to the way the village is run, something must be changed and finding a compromise between the National Coastal Agency and the villagers will be a large challenge in my opinion.