Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bienvenidos! Willkommen! Welcome!

Nuzzling a friendly burro in Samaná, Dominican Republic
Hello, and thank you for visiting my blog! My name is Jenny, and I am currently wrapping up my senior year at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, where I will be graduating with degrees in Global Studies and Journalism.

My decision to study these fields stems directly from a long-time dream to work at a travel magazine. Naturally, I love going on trips and vacations, but even when I'm stuck at home, there's not much I enjoy more than learning about different locations and cultures across the globe.

My dream is starting to come to fruition with my current internship, at Condé Nast Traveler. Although I have only just started, I love it already, and can't wait to work, learn, and discover as much as I can throughout the semester.
Condé Nast Traveler, January 2013

I was granted permission to count this internship as part of my coursework for my Global Studies major. One of my academic duties throughout the semester will be to post on this blog; about both my internship, and related global topics and issues.

Condé Nast Traveler is a part of the company Condé Nast, one of the largest and most successful magazine publishers in the world. My office is not only in Manhattan, but right smack in the middle of Times Square. While New York is considered by many to be a prime travel destination, I am constantly searching for other locations to escape to, whether physically or just mentally. Unfortunately, due to monetary and scheduling restraints, the latter is much more prevalent.  But even so, there is nowhere better to learn about the world than in the middle of the mother superior of all cultural melting pots. In this sense, I consider myself a "stationary traveler," because even though I may not be able to globe-trot as much as I would like, I get to explore the world through photographs, articles, and books--all while sitting at my desk! I'm looking forward to a great semester of learned experience and knowledge. I can't wait to share my thoughts and findings with you.