Wow – What a Tremendous Experience!

In Florence, I learned basic conversational Italian, developed a better appreciation for the arts and art history, learned about interesting International Finance topics (such as foreign exchange markets), and met amazing people.  I experienced over 25 museums throughout Italy and Europe, and saw 9 Italian cities and towns (Florence, Rome, Sienna, San Gimignano, Palermo, Venice,…

To Permanently Live in Florence

If I were to permanently live in Florence, I would want to live on the south side of the Arno.  This area is generally less crowded and is home to some of Florence’s best restaurants and trades shops.  Ideally, I could work in some area of the arts, while still utilizing my finance degree.  For…

Interning Abroad

At this point in the semester, I am starting to look back on my first few weeks abroad and how those initial impressions have changed since then. Now that I’ve been at my internship for a couple months, it is easy to reflect on the transition process that I experienced as I entered the new…

An Adventure to Alcalá de Henares

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Carley Hess and I am a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I am in the College of Business Administration and am currently working towards a major in Human Resources Management. I am also working towards a Spanish minor. A little bit about me personally is…

Goodbye London, Hello Philadelphia!!

Since flying home from London two weeks ago, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on the experiences that I had there. I have noticed a lot more independence in myself, a special readiness for my academics in the fall, and a newfound sense of pride in my professional development skills. I am very…

Ciao Ciao for Now

If I were to describe my international experience using only one word, the one most fitting would have to be ‘fulfilling.’ And it was, in every way. Broken down into three parts, after my semester of exploring Italy and other European countries, I see fulfillment and growth in myself academically, professionally, and personally. Academically, I…

This is the End

The end of my time in Sydney came faster than I expected. It felt like I had just arrived, which made it harder to leave the city. My experience studying abroad has changed my life in multiple ways. The opportunity to learn from professors from around Australia helped me gain a better understanding of the…

Concluding my time abroad

It has been about a  week and a half since I boarded a plane leaving Australia. To say that my semester abroad flew by is an understatement. It’s still hard to grasp that I am no longer studying abroad. Although it felt short, I truly believe that I made the most of my time. Most…

Cheers London!

London is a city of a diverse group of people all living in one area. London is a global city with many opportunities to make a name for yourself. London allows people to do almost anything they could want. London is a city that never sleeps and when I was there neither did I. All…