La Mia Prima Settimana a Firenze

Salve tutti, Voglio iniziare con un breve introduzione in italiano. So che ho fatto la giusta decisione quando ho scelto di studiare in Firenze è la miscela perfetta ta una grande e una piccola città. È meraviglioso di camminare a notte sulle strade del acciottolato e vedere le luce della città sul’Arno, è come un…

Living Like a Londoner

Welcome to my first blog post from England! I am very excited to share my experiences from living in a new environment for the past week and a half. I am fortunate enough to say that I am living in the West Kensington/Hammersmith area of London, in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. This is…

Looking forward

There are certainly several goals which I want to achieve during this semester in London. From my own pleasure, I absolutely want to enjoy the food, famous dramas and wonderful scenery here. I have to admit that the most detailed plan I have made before departure was the list of some must-try menus such as…

Il Visitare Roma

For 1 week, I have resided in Florence, sharing an apartment with 5 other study abroad students, located in the San Frediano neighborhood – on the south side of the Arno River.  I share a room with Mark, a junior from the University of Colorado at Boulder; Mark is best friends with 2 of our…

Just the beginning

My roommates and I have fully settled in at our new flat. For the next few months I will be living in Camden Town, a small borough north of the center of London. I am sharing a flat with two other students who also attend the University of Pittsburgh. Our flat consists of one bedroom,…

Navigating London

Learning how to navigate in London has been a hard work, but luckily with the help of CAPA, my new friends, and the Citymapper app it’s been getting easier to figure out directions on the various forms of transportation. Also, with my Oyster card, I can get anywhere I need to be in the city…

Encounter with London

Today I have already finished my first day of internship and the first week of classes as well. So I think I am ready to talk about my first impression on the city of London. It was a busy and tiring journey at first because I arrived one day later than other students’ normal schedule. After…

My First Week in London

Today marks exactly one week since my arrival in London. Overall, my travel from the United States to the United Kingdom was fairly smooth (other than the difficulty of entering and exiting the tube with luggage packed to the brim). I am living in the West Kensington area and my flat is conveniently located directly…

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…