Italian Challenges

Follow this link to watch my vlog about adaptability and problem solving in Florence!

First Week of Classes

This week was the first week of classes for me. Before coming to Vienna, I knew their semesters would have a different schedule than I am used to, but even so, starting school in October felt pretty late. Another thing that is quite different here is the course schedule. I have some courses that meet…

Tasting Florence

When I was told back in August that I would be interning for a food tour company in Italy, I thought I was dreaming. Sure, it’s nothing like a corporate internship, but it still gives me meaningful experience and an opportunity to learn and apply some skills I know already. While in Florence, I am…

Leben in Wien

It’s been almost a full month since my move to Vienna. Since then, I’ve come across a handful of challenges and new “normals” that have required getting adjusted to. Fortunately, my two week German class has prepared me with the basics to make my transition smoother than expected. My first class officially started on October…

Going Global

London is an incredibly global city with people from all over the world living in this illustrious location. Interacting with people from all over the globe has brought about some interesting conversations along with many adjustments. Overall, the international aspect of London has made it an easy city to adjust to, but there are still…

Getting Settled in Vienna

Hello Readers! My name is Anastasia and I am a Senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying global management and marketing in the College of Business Administration. This Fall, I am finally getting to complete a semester abroad- a tremendous opportunity that was put on hold due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. From September to December,…