My time in Budapest Hungary and Krakow

To sum up Budapest in 1 sentence, An ever-expanding global city, whose major challenges include rapidly developing infrastructure to accompany their influx of tourists, and maintaining the authenticity of Hungarian culture.  During my time there I heard about opportunities and challenges tourism creates. About how Budapest both needs and isn’t ready to deal with their…

My time in Central Europe

    I’m extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to see and do so very much in Prague, Budapest, and Krakow.   From experience one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the world in Prague, to learning about Budapest’s revival, to walking the remnants of the castle grounds in Krakow Poland, I’ve…

Czech Out the Czechia

    Prague is a cultural diamond that had been shuttered away from the western world following the end of World War Two. In my view, Prague rivals the top European cities and provides a unique perspective of the world with its incredible views, history, and people. The immense castle complex overlooking the city that…

My Third Trip Across the Pond (with Pitt Business)

  My name is Vincent Vallorani, I am a Senior Finance and Accounting Dual major within the University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration. I have completed a minor in Economics and a Certificate in Data Analytics for Business Management. I’m from a small town outside of Philadelphia Pennsylvania called Kennett Square. Kennett is a…

To the City that Changed My Life for the Better

Before I studied abroad, I thought I understood the world around me. I thought I understood diversity, exploration, challenges, organization, and beauty. Living in London taught me that I really did not understand what these words truly meant and represented. I did not realize the extent of how diversity could impact a company and a…

The Essentials

The biggest challenge I faced abroad was missing my loved ones in the states. Trying to communicate across the world with an eight hour time difference was extremely difficult. To future study abroad students, I would recommend agreeing with your loved ones on a certain day or time to catch up. Once my family and…

The Travel Bug

One of the best things about living in London is how close it is to other famous cities and tourist destinations! I had the most incredible time exploring around the United Kingdom, visiting Bath and Stonehenge. I even had the chance to visit the beautiful countries of Ireland, Germany, France, The Czech Republic, Italy, The…

My 3 Biggest Takeaways

After one tube line transfer, I arrived at Gloucester Road Station, right in time for class. As classes came to a close, I made my way up to the corner to wait for the double-decker bus. This line would take me up the road to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum for a course field…

Looking Back on 8 months in China

Hey Everybody, I made it safely back to the United States around a week ago and it seems like a good time to reflect on what has been an incredible experience. After spending the whole summer in Dalian, China, I followed that up with a semester in Shanghai. In Shanghai I studied at East China…