Cheers Sydney!

My 6 weeks in Sydney were both the fastest and slowest 6 weeks of my life. Whenever someone would mention how much time we had left, we would all be surprised how little that amount was, but also wonder how we had been there for so long when it felt like we had only arrived…

The Dublin Diary: The Luckiest Summer

11 weeks later I am back home in New York and getting ready for my next semester at Pitt.  The experiences I had while abroad were unbelievable and once in a lifetime.  I didn’t realize just how much spending a few months in a different country would impact me, but now that I am home…

Goodbye, Dublin

The past four weeks have been better than I ever could have expected; to be perfectly honest, I was not entirely on board with doing this program initially. I did think that it would be interesting, but I have always been an underachiever in school, and while I did want to change my habits as…

The last day & Reflection

Sorry for the delay, but I felt like I need to summarize the last day and the 4 weeks of the Global Woodcock Honors Fellowship Program. Today, or yesterday because it was a travel day, was sadly the last day.  We went to Microsoft and it was so cool.  The intern program to graduate program…

Final Ireland Reflection

Ireland was absolutely incredible. Truly, these last 2 weeks have changed me as a person, both in and out of the classroom. Immersion into the Irish culture through our stay at Griffith College and in interaction with the companies and people of Ireland is an experience I will hold with me forever. I truly do…

The Final Goodbye

The trip is over, and my fall term is starting at Pitt.  These past two weeks in Ireland have gone by so quickly and I am so grateful for the opportunity I received. Yes, I’ve traveled before, but this program was completely different. Never before had I stayed in a place for two weeks straight….

Goodbye, Ireland

Who knew four weeks could feel so long and so short at the same time? Today we left Dublin and headed back to our hometown destinations, marking the end of our month long study abroad program. It was an experience like no other, allowing me to learn new things, visit amazing destinations, and meet great…

Being a Londoner

For the first few weeks of the study abroad in London, I was very nervous to make new friends, get along with my roommates, and work in a completely new environment. Now, I can say that this experience has given me so much more than what I expected: it is actually a life-changing event. I…

Day 28 (I miscounted) Goodbye

4 weeks later, we finally finished the woodcock global honors program with a visit to Microsoft and then final presentations. I am in disbelief that it has been a month since I met 10 amazing people in room 104 of Panther Hall. Throughout our time, we experienced our first college class together, first dorm experience, international…

Our Final Stop

Yesterday, we submitted our final business analyses and presented our final presentations for the Innovation Blitz Project. I’m proud of how our group was able to effectively combine our individual strengths to produce a strong, focused report for our idea. The Innovation Blitz Project was overall enjoyable, and has helped me realize how I can…