Final Reflection

Needed a little extra time to gather my thoughts for this one I guess! Being outside of the country for the first time in a long time (6 years) I feel as though I have gotten a better understanding of what life is like outside of my little bubble in the US. Although it was…

The Need to Know How to Learn

The prompt this week is all about how Pitt has prepared me for this international experience, considering that I’m doing a web design internship, it’s kind of a difficult question. Computer science is fundamentally about foundations. For this internship, I’m working primarily in JavaScript with some additional HTML and CSS. Now it might interest the…

I hate goodbyes.

For the past two years now I haven’t spent more than 4 months at a time in the same location. I have been alternating between school in Pennsylvania, my co-op in West Virginia, study abroad in India, and now my internship in Alabama. Each time I move I have to say goodbye all over again…

Life in Cyprus

I have been studying abroad here in Cyprus for officially ten days now and it has already become one of the best experiences of my life. The highways are lined with planter boxes full of flowers, the sea stretches farther than the eye can see, while the mountains peek out at night, with lights flickering…

Looking Back

To sum up my experience in Greece into one word would be challenging but if I had to do it, I would say that it was reinforcing. But in a way that focuses on the “strengthening” and “additive” part of the definition. I think that this trip was a productive and reinforcing one because at…

My time in Budapest Hungary and Krakow

To sum up Budapest in 1 sentence, An ever-expanding global city, whose major challenges include rapidly developing infrastructure to accompany their influx of tourists, and maintaining the authenticity of Hungarian culture.  During my time there I heard about opportunities and challenges tourism creates. About how Budapest both needs and isn’t ready to deal with their…

A Bittersweet Goodbye

My past month abroad has without a doubt been one of the most amazing experiences in my life. From being able to travel around to so many places in Greece (Tolo, Olympia, Delphi, Athens, and Karpathos), I feel extremely lucky to have experienced so much. I was fortunate enough to visit historical sites, for example…

Casa, Comida, Escuela

Hola! My time so far in Spain has been incredible. In my introductory post I expressed wanting to improve my knowledge of the Spanish language and grow as a person by learning about culture to help me in both my personal and professional life. I have been able to already begin reaching these goals, even…