Georgina Musolino spent the winter months experiencing what it’s like to live and work in Boston, Massachusetts. As a participant in CHI’s Work and Travel program, she was able to get real-world job skills while discovering life in the U.S.
Georgina shares her experience working at Dunkin in Cambridge and what she plans to do now that she has returned home.
“As an English-Spanish translator to be, being familiar with English speaking countries’ culture is one of the most important things. I chose to stay with an American family through Airbnb, so I was able to see and experience firsthand America’s culture.
As my employer, I chose Dunkin Donuts in Boston, and I was assigned to a store in Cambridge with a wonderful team. I felt welcome, respected, and appreciated from the very first moment both from my team and from customers!
Cambridge has a unique, warm and caring community that really cares about their people and they really appreciate the people who serve them every day. I have seen customers insisting on paying for police officers’ morning coffee as a thank you for their service! And I received a lot of compliments and nice comments from customers for serving them with a smile every single day and remembering their orders.
I come back to my country with new hopes and goals. I want to help my community by volunteering in a local organization and tutoring in my university this year, always with my Dunkin can-do attitude and the kindness, sympathy, and the give-back attitude I learned from the community of Cambridge.
It was a wonderful experience. I gained confidence, fluency in my speech, and assertiveness that will definitely boost my studies and future career; plus I made a lot of friends who taught me about their culture and wanted to learn about mine. I am really looking forward to going again as a returnee next summer, seeing all my friends again, and working again with the amazing coworkers I had the pleasure to share these past three months with!”