I have learned a lot of things over the course of this internship, from how to do photo-identification to how to spot dolphins in the field. Fortunately, I had very understanding bosses who wanted to teach me from the start. The first week was tough, trying to get over the jet lag and figuring out what I need to do for work. After I got the hang of things, there were new challenges which included new students coming, and even teaching new interns about what Morigenos does. Learning to be professional at work is vital as well. Building professional relationships is important then and now after the internship.
In addition to that, I have learned a lot about the Slovenian culture as well. It was different at first but I got used to it after a while, from the big lunches where we cook and gather together to the more flexible work-culture. I also understood a little more about the Italian culture now after I met so many of the Italian students. I learned some Slovenian words, and numbers while I was there. I learned about the people there and a little about their history. It was a very good experience overall.