Dear London…

Hello! My name is Linda, and I am a Junior at Pitt studying Marketing and Supply Chain. I am originally from Flushing, New York, and ended up studying in Pittsburgh, thus embarking on a new chapter of my life. I originally started as a Statistics and Economics major, though I still profoundly enjoy economics, I am enjoying my current major a lot! On-campus, I am part of the Asian Student Alliance and Aurora. I enjoy going to museums by myself, thrifting and working out in my free time. I am studying abroad in London through Capa and currently interning as a data analyst intern in DoDo. I chose to apply for the Global Business Institute program because I wanted to explore a new culture while gaining more work experience. In addition, I want to sharpen my transferable skills like networking while learning new ones through this internship.

South Bank

Compared to Pitt, Capa is quite different. There’s only one building with a couple of classrooms rather than lecture halls. The students in a lot of my classes are also Pitt students. However, there are many new faces from different universities like the University of Minnesota, Hollins University, and Arizona. The sizes of the classes are pretty small, which makes it feel cozy because you get used to seeing familiar faces. The professors are also super welcoming and interactive with the students. Though the classes are longer than the ones I’m generally used to, it doesn’t feel like it at all. Several of my classes involve field study, analyzing, and writing, which differs from courses in Pitt Business. It’s stressful, but at the same time, it’s sharpening my writing skills. The neighborhood I’m living in is called White Chapel. I quite enjoy the area as it is near the heart of London. In addition, there are several vintage stores and cafes nearby. I still have some exploring to do, but the neighborhood itself is super intriguing to me so far! Not to mention, it’s famous for Jack the Ripple. Although the tube station is nearby, I am far away from work and school, so it takes a bit to get there. My flat consists of 4 other girls, and we get along exceptionally well. Its been a bit hectic to manage work and school while trying to explore London simultaneously, but every moment in London has been memorable, and I am fortunate to have had this experience!