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…

Finishing up in China

My time in China is finally wrapping up and things are coming to a close. I just finished up my time at my internship with Arpin International Group which is a shipping company in Shanghai. I had great coworkers and I did a lot of different work and projects. I think that finding out what…

The impact study abroad has had on me

After arriving at the Pittsburgh International Airport, it really set in…it was over. My 3 months studying abroad had come to an end and I’d have to readjust to the American lifestyle. When I walked off of the plane, I got this feeling of relief that I was back in my home country, yet I…

Things to know before you come to China

So the first time arriving in China can be a bit overwhelming even for the most seasoned traveler. Everything is different; the language, culture and food. I have created a list of the things that I wish people had told me before I got to China. Leave the manners at home: I have always grown…

Reflecting on My Time Abroad

Our time abroad is already over. Time really flew after our spring break, I think we really got used to our weekly routines and it made time fly by. Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I have made, if not the best. I am so grateful for all of the people I’ve met…