And Now, Without Further Ado …

Hi Everyone! I’m Annabeth Collis, and I’m a rising senior at Pitt. I’m majoring in English Literature, minoring in Creative Writing, and receiving a certificate in Children’s Literature. I’m originally from Buffalo, New York. Buffalo is in Western New York – pretty much as far as you can get from New York City while still…

Diving Headfirst Into Ireland

Hello everyone! My name is Madelynn Lederer and I am excited to depart for Dublin this Sunday to begin the International Internship Program. I just finished my sophomore year at Pitt, where I am a Stamps Scholar majoring in Political Science and Public and Professional Writing in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and…

Why Waste Such A Special Opportunity?

Hello everyone! My name is Valerie Davis and I am a rising senior at the University of Pittsburgh. I am a Media and Professional Communications major on the Corporate/Community Relations track with minors in Political Science and Theatre Arts. I am originally from around 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh, so I have been a “yinzer”…

Finding Our Way

After arriving in Berlin, we had a very eventful week. Many students had their flights delayed leaving the US due to inclement weather in the northeast. Luckily, I was able to get to Berlin on time. Upon arriving myself and the two other students who made it on time went on a walking tour of…

Adventures of Week 2

Hello everybody! I am writing this on May 23, 2022 and I have officially been in Madrid for a week and a half – and I can honestly say this may be the most exciting week and a half of my life. I am still in such awe of being in Madrid and constantly trying…

Balancing work and fun

After the first week of work, I am starting to adjust to the schedule here in Madrid. For any job, the first week can be the hardest and most stressful. In this case, it was no different. As this is my first official internship experience, and it being in a language that I’m still currently…

Berlin: Balancing the Social Strata

Our four-day orientation in Berlin has come to a close after a trip to Airfield Tempelhof, a former airport with historical significance in WWII. It served as an American military base that organized the Berlin Air Lift, an initiative that dropped off supplies to the people of West Berlin, which helped people sustain themselves for…

Am I a Madrileña yet?

¡Hola todxs! A little update: We are back and better than ever! ¡Amo a Madrid con toda mi alma! These first five days have been packed with exploring the different neighborhoods, making new friends, and trying to understand what my host family is saying to me. I would have to say my favorite part of…

Lawyers and Time Limits: On Time Management

Time management is an incredibly important skill in any environment, be it work, an internship, school, or even managing leisure time and hobbies. There are hundreds of theories and techniques out there in the world concerning the best ways to manage your time. There is the Pareto Analysis (wherein 20% of your actions are responsible…