Arrividerci, Firenze!

Here is my parting vlog post to briefly summarize my time in Italy. Arrividerci translates to “until next time” ;).

Note to Self

To my pre-departure self, You don’t know if yet, but you are about to move to one of the most beautiful, culturally rich, and meaningful countries in the world (well, in your opinion at least). Three months of studying abroad might sound like a lot of time to you now, but trust me, it’s nothing….

Living, Learning, and Growing!

A letter to my pre-departure self…  Living in London for three months is an exciting opportunity to grow and stretch beyond the community of Pittsburgh that you’ve grown so accustomed to. Growth won’t come easy, there will be twists and turns in the road that you did not expect, however, the reward will be worth it. Introducing yourself to a community…

Into the Home Stretch

Living, studying, and working in a foreign country is guaranteed to give you a new set of skills that you can’t get anywhere else. Everyday I challenge myself to get better at something or learn something whether it is practicing my Italian, being more outgoing, finding a new street, or learning something in my internship….

Lessons Learned in London

This program has brought about many opportunities to grow and stretch beyond my comfort zone. With that, I’ve honed skills that will come in handy when entering the workforce post-graduation. Living in a foreign country is a challenge, meeting new people and living with individuals from all over the United States encouraged me to become more adaptable…

Italian Challenges

Follow this link to watch my vlog about adaptability and problem solving in Florence!

Tasting Florence

When I was told back in August that I would be interning for a food tour company in Italy, I thought I was dreaming. Sure, it’s nothing like a corporate internship, but it still gives me meaningful experience and an opportunity to learn and apply some skills I know already. While in Florence, I am…