Arrivederci Firenze

Ciao, this is my final blog post on my experiences in Florence, Italy. I am extremely sad that my program was cut short because of the corona virus, but I will cherish the time I got in Italy forever. It is heart breaking to see how different Italy is now (and the rest of the…

My New Home Away From Home

Before I answer the questions for our last blog post of the semester, I wanted to look back at these last two months. This has been, by far, the best experience of my life, and I feel it has matured me more than I could have imagined. The perspective that this trip has given me…

How My Life Got Twist Turned Upside Down..

Four days till spring break and that meant four days until I would finally be arriving in Germany, or so I thought. COVID-19 was spreading rapidly across the world. What had started as a pandemic that was believed to never reach our borders, was now the reasoning behind our trip being cancelled. At first it…

Favorite Sites in Florence, Italy

Ciao, I am writing this post from my home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, my program was cut short because of the corona virus. Now that I am settled at home, I wanted to update my blog. After reflecting on my experiences in Florence, I wanted to share some of my favorite places (and restaurants too!)…

Student Apartment in Florence, Italy

Ciao from Florence, Italy! I have been in Florence for over a month now and I love living here. It is a beautiful city and there is a lot to see. I am excited to spend the semester here and live like a Florentine. I am studying in Florence through CAPA’s Global Business Institute. As a…

Goodbye, London

Before going abroad, I never thought I would get homesick. There have been plenty of times when I was away from home, even when I first a freshman first semester I did not get as homesick as I did abroad. This was my biggest challenge during my time in-country. Although it did not hit me…

These are a few of my favorite things!

Welcome to London! We are going to go on a tour of my three favorite places in London! The first place to see is the National Gallery, just north of Trafalgar Square. Coming out of the Charing Cross Station, the beautiful building sits behind you with its regal pillars and sitting at the top of…

Heading Home Early: Thank You London!

Although my time in London was sadly cut short, I believe that I’ve made the most of my experience for the time I was abroad. When everything was changing so suddenly last week, it took a lot to adapt and navigate my way through. It was very confusing and hard to not get overly stressed…