By Merrill Hill, Career Advancement Program Assistant

Adriana from Peru began her trainee placement in Park City, UT in September 2013. Now, half way through her program, she took some time out to reflect on her experiences in America and sent us pictures to help tell her story.

Adriana turkey day

Adriana’s first Thanksgiving turkey!

“I experienced my first Thanksgiving! In Lima, we don’t celebrate that holiday so my boss invited me to his family’s dinner. They taught me how to make stuffing and the 14 pound turkey. I made apple pie for them.”

Adriana trip

Snowbird resort trip: Adriana is pictured third in from the right.

“For Oktoberfest,we went to a resort called Snowbird. It was really fun, with lots of  German traditions.”

adriana halloween

Adriana and colleagues dressed up for Halloween. Adriana is on the far left.

“For Halloween there was a costume contest at work; I did not win.  Right after that we went to Main St.  All the stores and restaurants open their doors and give candies and chocolates.”

adriana lunch

Adriana’s colleagues and friends!

“For Valentines, since its a very busy week and most of us were training on the night shift,  we went out for lunch to a Peruvian restaurant. Paraguayans, Peruvians and Americans hanging out and having a good time :).”

adriana winter

Adriana enjoying the snow!

With 6 months down and 6 months left to go, we can’t wait to see what else Adriana experiences!