My name is Erica and I am a 21 year old lighting design student from Sweden. I study Lighting Design at Jönköping University, and I got the amazing opportunity to do my internship here in the US with Hartranft Lighting Design, and Andrea Hartranft. In this series of blogposts you will follow me and learn about my experiences here in the US.
I hope that everyone gets the opportunity to travel because I think that is really important, you get a better understanding of the world we live in and you learn how you handle different situations. To be outside of your comfort zone is intimidating at times but it is very valuable. I learn the most about myself when I am put in new situations and I it was amazing to get the opportunity to travel on my own.
Every single person I have met here has been very kind and friendly, especially Andrea and John. They have been so welcoming, helping and they have made my weeks here really, really perfect! I cannot thank them enough. They made sure that I got to see all the things here in the area. Thanks to them I got a better understanding of American culture. I mean what is more American than a Super Bowl party?
This has been six truly amazing weeks, I have done everything I wanted and more than I could dream of. I really like it here and I would not mind staying longer but I have some exciting things happening this spring so I leave with a big smile on my face.
I hope my suitcase is in one piece when I come home, fingers crossed!