I have done it!

Okay, so I wanted to tell, notify, or record, my audience and whoever might be reading these posts that I have been accepted to be the Guest Services intern at the Spannocchia Foundation this summer in Italy. FYI there is a link below that you can visit if you have any interest in what I am doing or what the Spannocchia Foundation does beyond what I will describe in further detail within this post. So as the guest services intern I will be managing the hotel operation at the Spannocchia Foundation, and conducting cooking lessons along with what I also believe will be some language lessons as I do speak Italian.

Because I will have this internship I do hope to be blogging about this I know that I have not been the best with posting, but this is a hobby and I don’t have too many viewers so this should be expected with a blog of this size. Either way next week I will be posting about finding an internship, what I did to do this position and finding “cheap” flights to Europe. I should note that I will not be making any money from this venture, as I will be on a tourist visa, but I will receive room, board, and a hopefully amazing experience in return. Because of this I would recommend looking into opportunities that offer “Working Holiday Visas” or finding an English as a Second Language position overseas where you can get paid to teach English and conduct classes abroad. You can find more information about Working Holiday Visas here, and ESL here. I should note that after this stint in Italy I will be seeking a job that will pay me to live abroad, so I am thinking that either China, Australia, or Ireland will be on my horizons, depending on how the cards fall. So with this exciting news, I will now be able to blog about what I am really interested in, which is traveling so I think the meditation series that I was writing on earlier this month or in February will be going by the wayside.

I should mention that meditation in times of transition is very useful. When I did start edwardjelliott.com I was in a bit of a rut as you could probably tell by my earlier posts, but I now have direction in regard to what will be happening once I graduate. I am happy about this and hopefully, I will have the motivation to record what has and will happen so that similar people in my former and current situation might be able to avoid some of the pitfalls I have fallen into.



Spannocchia Foundation Link: http://www.spannocchia.com

Spannocchia Foundation Internships Link: http://www.spannocchia.org/internships/

English as a Second Language Certificates & Teaching English Abroad: https://edwardjelliott.com/2017/01/31/18/

Working-Holiday Visa Crash Course: https://edwardjelliott.com/2017/02/09/working-holiday-visa-crash-course/