As I researched for different worthwhile summer opportunities, a thought came to my mind to look into opportunities offered in Albania, the country in which I was born. In this way, I would be able to spend time with a culture familiar to me, learn what has changed, and gain an experience I would not be able to find elsewhere. This opportunity seemed like the perfect match. It would offer me the chance to work with people in the community; it included a social and a health perspective which goes extremely well with what I am studying and the medical path I hope to follow. It has been a very positive start, and I have been able to communicate in Albanian at all times, for which I am thankful. I have had the opportunity to meet many people, from people at the Mayor’s office, to tourists from around the world, to people who are in need. Here, I have come to observe, closely, some of the different lifestyles that can exist in a single city. Thus far, although I was a bit nervous to stay in a city which I had barely visited, I have come to know and love the atmosphere. I am enjoying the weather, the delicious food, and most importantly, the fact that I can visit my family on the weekends. I look forward to the growth and the experiences to come!
Ditën e mirë!