Saying Goodbye to a Dream Semester

Gratitude, independence, wanderlust – just a few words that come to mind when I reflect on my past 3 months in France. When I first arrived here, I tried my best to have little to no expectations of how the semester would look, so that I could remain open minded to the possibilities of what…

Note to Self

It’s hard to explain how time progresses when you’re abroad. I feel like I’ve lived 3 full lives and simultaneously feel like I only arrived here last week. It’s crazy to me that its already time to reflect on the person that I was when I arrived here over two months ago. A version of…

Planning to Adapt

Adaptability has become the name of the game while studying abroad. Even with all the planning in the world, things are bound to go wrong, and you have to be willing to go with the flow of the situation. As someone who treats making an itinerary like a hobby, this has proven to be a…

Three Strikes You’re Out

After coming to France, I’ve experienced my first few real transportation strikes. I knew that strikes and protests were common in France, but I didn’t picture them interfering with my daily life. So far, we have had 3 public transportation strikes which affect how often the trams and busses run in town. I rely on…

Bienvenue à NEOMA

Although I am not interning abroad, I do have the unique opportunity to take my core business classes among French business students. I am currently taking strategic management, entrepreneurship, data analysis, luxury marketing, and marketing management which is fully in French, and I am the only international student! My other classes have a good mix…

Introducing Me, Introducing Reims

Hi! My name is Sai Govindaraju and I am currently a senior at Pitt majoring in marketing and minoring in French and Chinese! Outside of classes, I am a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi and a sister of Tri Sigma. I am currently abroad in Reims, France studying at NEOMA Business School for the fall…