Andrea and I are coming to the end of our time here in Madrid, and we want to express our appreciation for all of the enthusiasm and support you have all shown us over the past ten weeks.

I think I speak for both of us when I say that this internship took our Madrid experience from good to great. We were welcomed into a diverse community of friendly, funny, interesting Americans living in this beautiful city. We shared laughs, exchanged stories, and enjoyed food and drinks together — from Variopintos and the Kahlo Center to Retiro Park and Jim's apartment on the 4th of July. These were some of the highlights of our time here in Madrid, and they are memories that we'll never forget.

We'd like to give an extra-special thank you to Jim, who took us under his wing during the second half of our internship. Jim has been more than a supervisor to us — he's been a mentor and a friend. For that, we are truly grateful.

We'll never forget how warm and welcoming this wonderful group of people has been to us. Madrid Democrats, cheers to you!

Stephen & Andrea,

Madrid Chapter Interns