PINC International LLC
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Attention: Young North American Women!! Do you want to make the most of summer break with renewed confidence in your Spanish language skills, a boost to your resumé, and...
PINC International LLC Reviews
Learned more than just a few new Spanish words..
Submitted by Heidy Rosario - Palm Beach State College | August 07, 2017
If you gave me thirty seconds to explain my time abroad with PINC, I wouldn't find it difficult. Yes, it's worth mentioning that the food was delectable, the culture was beautiful, and around every corner was a perfect insta-worthy snapshot. However, with only thirty seconds to explain and probably only 12 of those seconds are of your undivided attention, I'd like to share the most important thing I took away. I have big dreams and PINC was part of the reason why I decided to chase them rather than sleep in them. It might seem over simplified or cliché, but during my time abroad I realized how reachable things were when I took the time to break things up into baby steps. The moment you begin doing and stop saying is the moment you begin to live life as the reality you chose to live instead of the dream you say you wish. PINC has taught me to be proud of my childlike imagination and look at my role as visionary as a serious attribute to the world. I had no idea I would actually go on this trip because I had never taken a dream and broken it down to my reality, and now that I have, it makes me feel like I can do anything.
10/10 would recommend for an amazing summer
Submitted by Shawna - Ohio University | August 01, 2017
As a person who has done multiple study abroad programs, I can honestly say PINC was by far my favorite. I am the type of person who spontaneously makes big decisions and signing up for this program was one of my best. The program gave me the freedom I needed in order to thrive in a foreign country. We had city managers that acted as our big sisters to show us the ropes of Madrid, but we were always allowed and encouraged to explore on our own.
I did not know anyone going into this program and I was nervous about meeting everyone; however, I was able to meet life-long friends that I know I will see in the future. I feel that this program attracts all different types of personalities. My group had people who have seen the world and people who were first time travelers. Additionally, the personalities ranged from the cool chill girl to the girl who laughs at bad puns and is obsessed with memes (I am allowed to say that because that’s me). The beauty of this is that we were all able to meet and become friends. Living in the apartments, which were amazing, gave us the opportunity to get to know each other.
My goal during this summer was to gain work experience to put on my resume and to explore Europe. I can say this was accomplished and exceeded my expectations. During my 8 weeks in Spain, I traveled to Ireland, Rome, and Paris during my weekends. Additionally, I was able to gain work experience that I can put on my resume that I know will catch the eye of future employers.
The memories make this experience amazing
Submitted by Cierra - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville | June 15, 2017
I loved traveling to new places. Ever since I was younger I have been able to travel all around the US with my family. I knew when I was younger that I wanted to see more of the world and visit Europe. Finding this program was a miracle. If it wasn't for Lisette coming into a Sunday evening chapter meeting with my sorority, I would have never thought to look for a program abroad. I never researched anything for travel before so when this opportunity came up I knew it was time to do something for myself and branch out without the comfort of family or friends. I went into the immersion trip alone and not knowing any of the girls. Leaving this trip, I have gained travel friends across the country and memories that I will never forget. This trip was something that changed my outlook on the world. Being in Madrid was the happiest and culturized place I've ever seen. It was worth the long flight. It was worth the time. It was worth the price. This experience was an amazing start to my travels and I will always have the memories of Madrid and Barcelona.
This Is what dreams are made of.. ❤️
Submitted by Bianca Garcia - University of Illinois at Chicago | June 15, 2017
As a 21 year old first generation Latina going abroad was never really an option rather more a dream. To be able to travel abroad and open up my horizons was life changing. Before this trip I had never traveled outside
the U.S. because I was scared of leaving my family behind, but I knew that I had to do it and grow as a person. So I took the opportunity. PINC Int'l gave me a sense of independence and power to be my own person and immerse myself in a whole new different culture that I was not accustom too. I got to meet inspiring young women that have now became some of my
closest friends and new travel buddies. From learning to new Spanish slangs to the history of why Madrid is the beautiful city that it is today. This trip opened up my eyes to take risks and put myself in situations that I not may be comfortable in because at the end it's an experience that shaped me into the woman I inspire to be. Thank you Lisette for always being there for us before the program as well as during because you made my separation anxiety go away and fully enjoy myself.
A trip to remember!
Submitted by Nicole Nicolas - - | June 14, 2017
Having just graduated from college, going on this trip was honestly one of the best decisions. Throughout my stay in Madrid, I had the opportunity to fully experience and immerse in the Spanish culture, from its culinary offerings, to its historic landmarks. Moreover, I was able to push myself out of my comfort zone and force myself to interact with the locals in Spanish, a language I had no previous experience in. With the help of the Spanish classes provided in the program, I gained more confidence with every interaction I had. I also had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful and strong women on this program, who are now my good friends and new travel buddies! Overall, I had great time on this journey, and its all thanks to Lisette, who went above and beyond to make sure everyone was comfortable and happy. If you want to expose yourself to something new and different, I highly recommend going for this program! You won't regret it!