University of Nicosia – Cyprus – Kaylee Steimer

Hi! My name is Kaylee Steimer and I am a rising junior from Monroeville, Pennsylvania (about 20 minutes east of Pittsburgh). I am majoring in Supply Chain Management and Business Information Systems as well as pursing certificates in International Business and Business Analytics.

I will be taking two business classes through a Pitt recognized program at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. I chose this location because I am taking Turkish language classes at Pitt and the northern region of Cyprus speaks Turkish.  Although I will be studying on the Greek side of the island, I hope to also explore the Turkish side as the capital city of Nicosia is near the border that separates the two regions.

I am excited to explore this beautiful island and experience new culture and people. I have never been away from home for this long before so I am a little nervous, but I am also excited to see how I do away from my friends and family for three months.  I am also a little nervous about the language barrier that I will face while in the country, especially on the Greek side.