Updated: Nov 25, 2018
Today marks three weeks that I have been in Malta. Upon arriving here it was an adjustment to say the least. I am an American student, currently enrolled at a university in Charlotte, North Carolina pursuing my bachelors in business marketing. Most of you reading this blog may have never heard of that place but if you ever can travel to the states, I highly recommend visiting North Carolina. Whether it is mountains with rushing streams that you love or sandy beaches with miles of seashells, North Carolina offers it all.
This past summer I had the pleasure of working at a restaurant on the coast that was a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. Every time I would speak with a tourist from another country, they would tell me how much they loved the states. As a travelling enthusiast, I can confirm that it is always a joy experiencing other cultures.
Within the first three weeks that I have been here in Malta, my activities have consisted of searching numerous shops for the food and beverages that I enjoy back home to find out that Malta’s grocery selections differ considerably to that of the US. However, I have found that Malta has many perks as well. Fresh bread is served daily just minutes from my apartment for a menial eighty to ninety cents. There are bakeries everywhere right along the street that serve hot pastries along with coffee shops and several cute cafés to enjoy. Needless to say, sweets are never sparse.
I was brought to Malta because of a thirst for adventure and the need for an internship before I graduated. I never dreamed it would be on a beautiful island in the Mediterranean. I was very fortunate to be offered an internship at Quad Consultancy. This company is made up of a compassionate, helpful team of people whose goal is to improve the livelihood of people by introducing them to employers who take good care of their businesses and employees.
One wonderful thing about Quad Consultancy is whether you’re an intern or consultant you are an important part of the team and you will be made to feel that way. As an intern you will be asked to help on projects that come up and contribute your ideas to the team.
As for the culture of Malta, do not miss out on what this unique country has to offer. If you enjoy history, you will be richly blessed with a vast number of historical sites to explore. There are exquisite restaurants on every corner, and everyone is willing to help a lost traveller. The beauty of the island speaks for itself. I was able to make a trip to the Blue Grotto this past week, which is famous for its extraordinary sea reflections within the cave area. It was a challenge to not have my camera out the entire time. The island packs illustrious variety into its small archipelago. You’ll find hidden coves, breathtaking scuba diving, prehistoric temples and stunning cathedrals. Malta offers so much beauty that of which I hope to see much more of in the next three months.
I cannot wait to continue to share my experiences throughout this adventure!