Overcoming Obstacles Overseas

Ciao from Firenze! It’s hard to believe that I have already been here for a month! Adjusting to my life in Florence has been smooth. However, with any new experience, there are always going to be things that are uncomfortable and take time to adapt to. Something that has been challenging is adjusting to this…

Italian Dream or Reality

Traveling and living abroad seems like a scene from out of a movie- beautiful architecture, amazing food and having the opportunity traveling. There are a lot of challenges that this situation presents as well. Blending in and understanding a new culture is a difficult task and can feel a bit intimidating at time. Working abroad…

From Foreign to Foreseeable Landscape

Here we are. It’s been a while since the program ended. The final blog post, the blog post to top it all. What an experience it’s been. From the crazy serotonin highs to sometimes the crippling defeat, it’s been an incredible experience. When I returned, my family and friends asked for stories, and I didn’t…

The Final Horizon

Another week and another blog post. However, this is a particular blog post. This is my second to last one. This is the last week of this trip. We’ve finally reached 100% completion. Somehow, it’s finished. From the first takedown in Berlin to a final one, I never thought the day would come. I’ve said…

Unique Terrain

Again here we are, another week and another update. We are 66% through the program, and the time flew by. Before I know it, I’ll be back home, next to my family and best friends in the suburb I call home. But until that day comes, I will make the most out of what I…

Reflecting on My Summer in Ireland

When I first applied for the International Internship Program in Dublin, I had no idea how much of an impact it would have on me, both personally and professionally. I chose this program for many personal reasons: to see the country my ancestors were from, to live independently, to explore new cultures, and to learn…

Go Raibh Maith Agat Éire (Thank you Ireland)

It is crazy how fast eight weeks goes by. Three months ago I was sitting in my apartment in Pittsburgh getting ready and now I am back in Pittsburgh after an amazing time. I am beyond lucky that I got to experience this trip and all it had to offer. As some of the others…

Germany Wrap-up

This past summer has been filled with experiences that I am never going to forget. I was able to travel the world with a group of amazing people and work for a company that does amazing things. This is something that I never thought I was going to experience in my life. The people I…

A Summer Like No Other

What a summer. I knew it would fly by, but I still can’t believe it’s been over two months since the start of my first ever trip to Europe. It feels like yesterday I was sitting at my gate frantically typing to finish my first blog post while other passengers were actively boarding. This is…