PINC International LLC
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PINC International LLC Reviews
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!
Take the leap and go for it!
Submitted by Xochilt - - | June 13, 2017
It's important for me to start off by explaining that prior to this experience I had 1.) never traveled outside of the US and 2.) never traveled on my own. From the very beginning of the process, Lisette made herself available for all inquiries and concerns. Prior to our trip, she prepared a Pre-Departure Orientation to fill us in on all the do's and don't's of packing and other traveling details. The first week of the program, was filled with Spanish classes in the morning, workshops in the afternoon and free time in the evening. The second week was filled with a two-day trip to Barcelona , networking events and cultural activities. Overall, my experience was far more than I expected. I got the chance of meeting some of the most charismatic young women and gained a tremendous amount of personal growth. Deciding to be a part of this program was a huge leap for me and I am completely grateful I was given the opportunity!
My summer internship in Madrid 2016
Submitted by Monica - James Madison University | October 24, 2016
Arriving in Madrid for the summer 2016 PINC internship program, I was both thrilled and nervous to embark on an adventure that would ultimately change my perspective, values, and the way in which I see the world. I had thoughtfully prepared for the trip, brushing up on my Spanish and packing every last necessity, but still, would never had imagined the opportunities that awaited me. Upon arrival, I was able to navigate the metro system with ease and encountered only minor hassle while attempting to find my hostel, since I decided to arrive a day earlier than the program started. The program coordinator soon eased the hassle the next morning when we met for our orientation. Lisette took us for a tour of our newfound home, but I would never have guessed just how familiar those streets would become to me. The next week in our LAE Madrid Spanish classes, we were able to receive excellent learning experiences, both in class and in cross cultural immersion activities. Admittedly, I was at first disappointed that my lack of Spanish skills could not find me a placement in the Health industry, I soon found that my internship experience would serve as a truly life changing experience. Lisette connected us with phenomenal mentors, intern managers, flat-mates, networking events, travel opportunities, and much more, providing all the tools we needed to make our experience worthwhile. I have truly learned so much from these individuals and experiences, developing my skills and wisdom. I have since shifted my perspectives and priorities, allowing me to see and develop confidence in myself and others within a global context. I now interpret my classes, interactions, and experiences with a broader sense and more understanding. Living in Spain was an incredible time, and I am so lucky to have had this opportunity! Thanks PINC <3