Gracias, Bolivia

The spring semester is coming to an end and I can hardly believe that this experience is actually almost over. It really wasn’t very long ago that we were meeting as the “Pitt Business Student Consultants” for the first time; we have accomplished so much and learned so much since then that it feels like…

Forever Thankful to Cochabamba (…and Gustavo for returning my suitcase)

The Global Service Learning: Bolivia Program was an absolutely amazing experience and I can’t believe this is the final blog and that next week we will be turning in our final report and presenting our final presentation. There are still so many memories from our week abroad that we all recount randomly whether its in…

Some Final Thoughts on my Matelot Experience

As we finish putting the final touches on our presentation, it is hard to believe that my journey through the global servicing learning course is coming to an end in just two short weeks. Anticipation to go to Matelot quickly turned into excitement to now reflecting and appreciating the experiences I was given throughout this…

Service-Learning Is Not Like Other Classes

Normally when a class is nearing the end, I typically await the sweet relief that will come when I can let the worries of exams and papers fall from my shoulders. In many classes, what I learned would be pushed to the back of my memory, waiting for when/if I need it again. However, this…

A Truly Unforgettable Experience

It is so hard for me to believe that another semester at Pitt for me has come and gone.  It’s even harder for me to believe that I only have one more semester left here until I graduate.  As the end rapidly approaches, I can’t help but reflect on my time here at the university. What were some…

Escape Your Comfort Zone, You’ll Be Glad You Did!

One of the hardest things to do in life is coming out of your comfort zone. We love being in a familiar area with familiar people and familiar things. This semester, I challenged myself to do something that meant stepping out of my comfort zone and applied to be a participant in a service-learning experience….

A Tribute to Trinidad: Final Thoughts

Participating in a semester long global service-learning project has undoubtedly taught me an abundance of key lessons. Despite the project only lasting around fifteen weeks, I am confident that I will carry the lessons that I have learned with me into my future academic pursuits and career. After having the opportunity to reflect on the…

Hasta Luego Bolivia

Over the past semester, I have had time to reflect on the experiences our team had. There have been many lessons for us to learn throughout the process. The key skills that I learned have been in regard to teamwork and accountability. The group had never been in a class together, and some hadn’t met…

Reflecting on Trinidad

We have been back from Trinidad for a few weeks now and looking back on the experience I feel that I have learned and grown from both the preparation for the trip and the in-country experience. A few key lessons I have learned throughout this course would be that communication is extremely important especially in…