Arrivederci Firenze

I can not believe that my semester in Florence has come to an end. The weeks I spent in this city have flown by. I am certainly a changed person. I was able to learn and take classes that I would not have been able to take in Pittsburgh. In my Renaissance Art History class,…

To the Girl Who Dreamed of Studying Abroad

Oh, Taylor. There is no way to prepare you fully for the experience you are about to immerse yourself in. There are no words that fully encapsulate what the following weeks of your life will become. You have dreamed of this moment for most of your life — I know how excited you are. The…

Learning Resilience from Firenze

Ciao! Checking in again from Florence. I want to highlight some of the MANY skills I have learned since arriving to Florence in January. Living and studying in a foreign country has lead me to develop a number of soft skills. The first is problem-solving, which quickly proved to be the most pertinent skill I…

My New Life in Firenze

Hi again! I am more than halfway done with my program abroad, and time has really flown by! There are moments when I feel like I could live here forever, but there are also moments of fatigue and homesickness. In Italy, there are a lot of changes from American culture. The first place where I…

Business in Firenze

Ciao again! It has been another two weeks in Firenze, and I fall in love with this city more and more every day. In this post, I will talk about the business curriculum that I am taking while abroad. The Global Business Institute does offer an internship, but I opted to take classes and engage…

Taylor in Firenze

Ciao! My name is Taylor, and I am a junior studying Marketing and achieving a certificate in Public & Professional Writing. I am originally from Franklin, Massachusetts, but I wanted to go to a college in an urban city, which led me to Pittsburgh. On campus I am a sister of Alpha Epsilon Phi, a…