Internship Advice

At the beginning of the semester, my internship was slow to start.  First I met with an interviewer, Thomas. The “interview” was informal and nothing to be worried about, it was more about Thomas getting to know each other.  After chatting for a little while, Thomas walked me to my internship site, Engel and Voelkes,…

Mi Casa es Su Casa

At this point in my Spring study abroad program, I am starting to get into the swing of my new-normal. Throughout this semester, I will be living with a host family in a central  Buenos Aires neighborhood called Recoleta, which is known for the famous Recoleta Cemetery that houses the grave of Eva Perón. My…

Turn and Face the Strange

Going to a university is challenging enough in itself, let alone being in a foreign country!  Coming to London was extremely scary because I knew that I didn’t know anyone coming on the trip.  The biggest challenge that I faced was finding a friend group to do all of my travelling with.  It’s not always…

Settling In

As I finish up my first week of classes, I find myself starting to settle into a new life in Buenos Aires. It’s hard to believe that I’m finally here! I’ve known that I wanted to do this program for over a year now, so it’s surreal to actually be in BA. Going to Pitt,…

Weekend Adventures

In my first two months of studying abroad in Italy, I have been able to take weekend trips to explore different places. Before coming here, I expected to do more traveling outside of the country, but I quickly realized how much there is to see within Italy. The first city I traveled to was Bologna…

Expect the Unexpected!

My expectations have been nothing close to what I’ve experienced so far while abroad.  My flat isn’t anything like how I imagined it, CAPA is much smaller than I thought, and I never expected I would make friends that would want to go to Spain.  I really thought the class size would be much bigger…

Adventures in Sydney (and beyond!)

Hi everyone! If you know me, you know I have a hard time sitting still, so my trip has been jam packed with adventures, both with my program and independently. I can’t believe how fast time is flying, but I have spent every spare moment immersing myself in all that Sydney has to offer. A…

Spring Break

I recently just traveled to Athens, Santorini, Rome, and Barcelona for a 10 day spring break. It seems like a lot to travel in just a short amount of time, but I would say it was worth it. It was difficult to plan such a big trip with 5 other people. Everyone had their own…

Constantly Transitioning

It’s been almost 2 months since I’ve been abroad now, and there are so many things that are getting easier to adapt to.  I am able to find a routine with school, how I get to places, etc., but the one thing I can’t form a routine for is my internship.  It is constantly changing,…