The presentation was engaging and eye opening. The speaker was a child in Communist Czechoslovakia and recounted her family's story. The presentation put the entire experience and company visits into perspective.
My study abroad affected me on a personal level because I got to see business from an international perspective, which will be invaluable to me as I begin my career here in the United States.
We were able to see how company culture was in Europe, and how the companies conducted business. Since all of us in the program are accounting majors, we were able to compare the differences between American offices and European offices.
While visiting many companies throughout Central and Eastern Europe and studying their business strategies, one truly stands out as unique experience: the Sparta Praha soccer club in Prague, Czech Republic. I was skeptical about visiting a sports organization, believing that I would learn more from a Fortune 500 company. But I could not have been more wrong.
Although these depictions of events might seem random, these are the memories of my study abroad that I will remember for the rest of my life.