From Foreign to Foreseeable Landscape

Here we are. It’s been a while since the program ended. The final blog post, the blog post to top it all. What an experience it’s been. From the crazy serotonin highs to sometimes the crippling defeat, it’s been an incredible experience. When I returned, my family and friends asked for stories, and I didn’t…

The Final Horizon

Another week and another blog post. However, this is a particular blog post. This is my second to last one. This is the last week of this trip. We’ve finally reached 100% completion. Somehow, it’s finished. From the first takedown in Berlin to a final one, I never thought the day would come. I’ve said…

Navigating the Australian Workload

Although there is a stereotype of Australians being laid-back, lying on the beach and barefoot, it couldn’t be further from the truth (well at least during the work week). Australians are hard workers and there is an expectation for me and the other students to get our work done in a timely fashion. Being “on-time”…

Semester in Sydney!

About Me Hello! My name is Eliza Drohan. I am a senior at The University of Pittsburgh majoring in Finance and Human Resources Management. I am currently studying abroad in Sydney, Australia based out of the CAPA center at The University of Technology Sydney. Part of the reason I chose Sydney, Australia was because it…

Navigating the Italian Work Culture

As I wrap up my second week of my internship in Florence, I have already learned a lot about the work culture in Florence. I am currently interning at 440 Industries as a Content Specialist Intern in the Marketing field. 440 Industries is an e-learning platform and blog focused on the creative industries. These industries…

Everything Will Get Done

Three weeks in and the transition from American to Italian working culture is still difficult to get used to at times. In America, everything is go, go, go; the longer and faster you work, the more dedicated and successful you appear. In Florence, the pace and structure is much different. There is no need to…

Ins & Outs of Interning in Italy

In Florence through the CAPA program, I am attending classes as well as completing an internship! I saved most of my gen ed classes for this study abroad experience so that way I can balance the extra hours that I am spending doing an internship, with a lighter course load. My courses include Exploring Florence,…

Studying the Renaissance in the Birthplace of the Renaissance

Ciao from Florence! It is week three of my classes here at GBI Florence, and I could not be happier with everything that I am learning. My school, CAPA, offers many courses that offer lecture-style and experiential-learning components. I am a finance major, but I am thrilled to continue to branch out of my comfort…

Making Memories à Marseille

Hello all, my name is Hannah Tucci, and I am a senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying Finance, French and Economics as well as pursuing a certificate in International Business. In addition, I plan to pursue Law School once I have graduated. I am a passionate member of Phi Beta Lambda, also known as…

Becoming friends with Firenze!

  Ciao! My name is Anna Vincent and I am a Junior studying Finance, Marketing, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I am attending in the GBI program in Florence, Italy this fall. Before moving to Florence, you could find me on campus participating in Alpha Kappa Psi events or holding office hours as a T.A. for Quantitative…

Getting Lost in Florence

Posted by Taylor Jenkins on September 22, 2022 Hi everyone! My name is Taylor Jenkins, and I am currently a senior, graduating in the spring! I am majoring in marketing, with a French minor and earning certificates in international business and digital media. Completing a French minor but studying abroad in Italy may seem contradictory,…