And the Journey Begins…(Remotely)

Hi everyone! My name is Iris Quan and I am a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh. I am pursuing a major in Accounting and a minor in Chinese. I am from Easton, Pennsylvania but prior to moving here, I lived in New York City for the majority of my life. While at school,…

Working in Dublin (From Home)

My name is Aaryanna Dawson-Sarabia. I’m from Palos Verdes, California and I am a rising junior here at the University of Pittsburgh. At Pitt, I am in the College of Business Administration where I am pursuing majors in Finance and Supply Chain Management with a minor in French and a Certificate in Leadership and Ethics….

To The World…From My Computer

Hi everyone! My name is Shannon Wischerath and I am a junior at the University of Pittsburgh. I am currently majoring in Accounting and Business Information Systems and am from Buffalo, New York. On campus, I am involved in PGN, a professional business organization and I am the Director of Fundraising for this upcoming fall…

Oh, the Places You’ll Go (Online)!

Hello everyone! My name John Balafoutas, and I am a rising Junior at the University of Pittsburgh. I am currently pursuing a major in Finance, Accounting, and Business Information Systems, with a minor in Economics and a Certificate in Business Analytics. I am originally from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, which is a small town in South-Central Pennsylvania….

A New Adventure: Remote Edition

 Welcome to my blog! My name is Krishan Patel and I am a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh. I’m from Hillsborough, New Jersey which is twenty minutes away from Princeton, for reference. I have lived in three different towns in New Jersey, a town in eastern Pennsylvania, a town in Belgium, and now,…

Exploring Florence and London remotely

I would like to introduce myself to everyone reading this. My name is Sarah Harmon, and I’m a junior at Pitt pursuing a double degree in Global Management and Political Science, a major in French, minor in Italian, and a certificate in Western European Studies. I am the communications chair for Pitt’s chapter of Habitat…

Grazie Mille, Firenze

When I got the email that our study abroad program had been canceled, I had the same reaction as I’m sure every other study abroad student had: absolute devastation. I had been watching the news updates all week as other programs in Florence were getting sent home, but I just couldn’t believe that we would…

Overcoming the Challenges of Studying Abroad

As one would expect, studying abroad in a foreign country for a semester is much different than a typical semester spent in Oakland. Before arriving in Florence, I anticipated having things like a language barrier, unfamiliar surroundings, and making new friends as obstacles to overcome. However, one challenge I did not expect was adjusting to…

Final Reflections on Australia

Challenges From My Abroad Experience The biggest challenge for me that I think I had to experience during my time in Australia involved with getting adjusted to my internship. Although it was exciting to be working in Sports Marketing and doing an internship that fit along with my career interests, it was also a very…