Thursday, January 30, 2014

Introducing New Blog Poster

Hey everyone!

My name is Erin and I just recently began an internship at HI-Chicago, and I’ll be updating this blog for the next few months or so.  To give you a brief background about me, I’m currently enrolled at Spring Arbor University in Michigan but I’m in Chicago for the semester to finish up my degree in Business Administration. With that degree, my long term career goals involve helping to improve working conditions and education in impoverished countries.  
Meanwhile, I’m trying to learn as much as I can about other cultures. This last May, I traveled to Germany, France, and Austria and I absolutely loved being completely immersed into a new culture; I even made the move to Chicago to continue experiencing diversity and thrilling city life!  Staying in the hostels was something I really enjoyed overseas, which is a big part of why I pursued an internship here. You never know who you are going to meet, and you can never hear too many stories about where people are from or even stories from their excursions here in Chicago.

In my spare time, I love catching up with friends over a good cup of coffee, going on long walks, knitting, or playing guitar (and attempting to sing). My seven roommates and I are continually looking for new adventures and exciting activities to do in the city; let me tell you, there are endless opportunities! I look forward to diving into Chicago and exploring all it has to offer in the coming months and keeping you all updated as well! Happy traveling!