Seeing as I’m a music student and all, last winter I did what all good music students do and randomly took an internship in theater. :}
But not just any theater, mind you. I interned with a dramaturge at the National Hungarian Theater in Budapest. My supervisor was close friends with Tom Bogdan, one of the voice professors here, and he Hooked Me Up.
I fell truly, madly, deeply in love with the city. I asked my friend and fellow student Forest to go with me on a whim and he gladly obliged. We had a great time exploring the city, working in the theater and marveling at how awesome our apartment was. My friend Sam came all the way from the U.S. just to visit us and we went to Vienna (we had friends doing FWT there) and Venice (because we felt like it) on the train (so cheap! so easy!) while we were abroad. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Not to mention I learned a lot about theater, how to cook food with foreign ingredients and a handful of Hungarian phrases. Yummy.