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Into the unknown!

I was having a normal day at work when I received an email, one of those that change your life: we think you would be a great addition to our team. At first I did not want to tell anybody because I could not believe it, I tought it was a joke. It took me a couple of days to realize that it was true: I am going to work in the U.S.A.
After that all the process began. It took aproximately one month and a half since I received the confirmation letter until I got my pasport with the US visa. It is a slow and fast process at the same time and I remembered it really frenetic and exciting. I have never had a US visa so all the process was new for me. It is not difficult but it is confusing some times and Architects U.S and Sonia Sanchez experience was really supportive.
When I received the job offer I was supposed to start mid December but I felt gloomy about being outside home for Christmas. So I proposed my employer, Inglese Architecture and Engineering, if it could be possible to start after New Year and they kindly agree. Joaquim, the principal, offered me to contact my future workmates so they would help me with housing and trasportation. They were extremely helpful and supportive giving me all their tips. I am completely sure I am going to have an awfully incredible experience there.
Apart from the paperwork I had to deal with the emotional part, that is the difficult one. I had to say goodbye to my confort zone. Saying goodbye to work, flatmates, fiends, family, Barcelona and everything I recognized as a part of my life. I am leaving with sorrow and joy because I am leaving a place where I have been very happy but it will be worthy. The good part is I had a lot of farewell parties and everyone has a good reason to cross the Ocean.
See you all in NJ.

Inés García Lezana

Intern at Inglese Architecture + EngineeringNew Jersey

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