Testimonies

AHA Program

Name and surname: Silvia E
Age: 29 years old
Profession: Technologist in Administration of tourism and hotel companies

Where did you go?
I was in Destin Florida and Marco Island Florida, with the American Hospitality Academy

How long were you there for?
One year

How did the experience help you?
It was the best expereince of my life and it helped to have a solid bass for future jobs to perform well and if I have my own company to know how to manage it.

How did the internship help you to find your job abroad that you occupy now?
Until now I am having some interviews in different companies, not only in hospitality but opening myself up to other possibilities.

What would you recommend to someone who would like to follow in your footsteps?
That they do not miss out on this opportunity, because they are the most enriching in life, you will meet new people and you will find out that you are capable of achieving things that you never thought you´d be able to achieve.

Why did it benefit you to go?
Because these are intensely lived experiences, they teach you many lessons, some good and others that are not so good but those are the ones that give you the strength to go on.

Where would you advise others to go?
For me the place is less important, the important thing is that you are outside of your home country where you have to defend for yourself in everything.

How must the trip be thought of?
You have to see the positive and negative points, but I assure you there will be more positives and try taking these risks in life and you will see that it is worth it.

Which jobs are beneficial to do over there?
If you can work on your career then perfect, if not then work in whatever they give you, because everything is a learning and growing experience.

How much did you earn a month on average?
8.50 dollars an hour

What did you spend the money on?
I bought some things I needed, but the majority I have saved and I am living off whilst I search for a job.

What surprised you the most?
Realising that I can perform in any job and I saw the results with my letter of recommendation and when the people that I assisted did not want me to leave.