A Royal Time In London

My first week in London has been a surreal experience! Dare I even say that it is already starting to feel like home for these six weeks.  Home for me is Camden Town, a northern suburb of London that has been described by the locals as “having real character” and as a “town gone mad.” …

My trip to Salzburg!

    During our study abroad program, we have various excursions that we go on to explore the city of Munich and its surrounding attractions. Some of these excursions are required for our culture class but other excursions are optional with a group of Pitt students. One of these excursions was to Salzburg, Austria for…

IIP Prague 2018: Introductions

My name is Gabriel A. Gomez and I’m from Pittsburgh PA. I was born in Elyria Ohio on September 22nd, 1995. Then at the age of 5 moved to Pittsburgh and it has been my home ever since. I went to a small grade school in Swissvale called Word of God then after that, I…

Getting my Bearings on London

Here I am in London, and after 2 semesters of preparation I get to see the fruits of my work. I truly am excited to become immersed here in London. In the upcoming weeks as I get started with my internship and classes I have set out some goals that I wish to meet. Academically,…

Endless Fish & Chips in London

Hey everyone! This weekend I was so happy to be able to return to one of my favorite cities in the world, London! I first visited London about 3 years ago when I was still in high school on a school trip and absolutely loved every second of it. Being able to return now during…

Le Coucher de Soleil Sous la Tour Eiffel

Bonjour encore! As I begin to wrap up my first week in Paris, I am starting to feel more and less integrated with the culture. I have moments where I feel as though I am starting to understand the life and actions of the locals, but I’m also faced with situations where I have never…

Et maintenant j’habite ici!

Bonjour a tous!  Today makes the sixth full day I’ve spent in Paris, and each one has felt more unreal than the last.  I have sat along the Seine and watched the sun set on the Eiffel tower, been to Sacre-Coeur, taken the obligatory bus tour every tourist-with-a-group takes, and walked up 35 flights of…

Take off in 3-2-1…

As im sitting here in seat 16F (lucky and blessed enough to get the window seat) on my first flight to Australia, my stomach is churning and my brow is sweating. For the first time in a while, I have felt nerves in my body that did not stem from a gymnastics setting. It is…

A second week full of lessons!

Lunes (5/14): My first day of work!!  I am assigned to an international Marketing research and consulting firm named SCOPEN.  I had an interview at 11:00 am.  On the dot.  The Spaniards are known for their laid-back culture, and that is very true in personal lives, but for work, people arrive for meetings at the…