Arriving in Shanghai

Hey Everybody! My semester in Shanghai has begun. I am going to school at East China Normal University (ECNU). This school is one of the top schools in China known for their teaching program. I decided to do the Business Language and Culture program because it allows me to take a wide range of classes…

Where Are We Headed?

     I want to accomplish the same basic goal academically, professionally, and personally during my time in Sydney. That goal is to “expand my horizons” and despite sounding cheesy and cliche it was one of the main driving factors for my decision to study abroad.      From an academic standpoint I want to…

My Weekend in Croatia

I’ve been living in Vienna, Austria for two weeks now and every second has been amazing. This weekend I made my first out-of-country trip to Croatia. My six friends and I traveled to Dubrovnik and Split, where we spend 3 days and 2 nights.  We decided it was best to travel to Croatia while it…

Expanding my parameters

So, I’ve been here for three weeks and it feels like it’s been way longer. I’ve been in a constant ‘observation mode’ while simultaneously trying to adjust into the culture that Australians embody. I came here without a clue of what Sydney would be like, just like every other student on this trip. I was…

Ferries, Trains and Buses- Travelling in Sydney

There are always similarities between cultures- little normalities that bring the comfort of home to a place otherwise alien. The highs and lows of public transportation are one of these similarities that bridge the gap between Pittsburgh and Sydney. Sydney’s main mode of transportation includes networks of buses,ferries, and trains. I use 2/3rds of these…

To a Semester in London!

Sending a cheery hello to you all from across the pond! That’s right, I am studying abroad this fall semester in London, England. Can you believe it? Neither can I! Ever since I was accepted to the Global Business Institute: London Program, I have been smiling nonstop, from ear to ear. My name is Hannah…

Semester in Shanghai

Hey Guys! My name is Michael Andrews and I am Junior at the University of Pittsburgh. I am double majoring in Finance and Supply Chain Management with a minor in Chinese. So I guess it is easy enough to deduce where I am headed; Shanghai. Shanghai being the financial capital of China and one of…

Conclusion

In conclusion, this was a beautiful experience that was filled with incredible sadness. I recommend everyone to go abroad if they have the ability and the means to or to visit Argentina someday in their lifetime. My second recommendation is to go with a strong support group back at home in case anything goes wrong….

For Charles Fuller Ross

My always told us before ski trip: “prepare for the worst, expect the best”. It was her way of reminding us that conditions can get pretty bad and equipment breaks, but if you’re prepared, it’ll all work out. With her mantra echoing in my head, I went to Argentina with a prepared mindset. I expected…