Live in the moment

“Studying abroad changed my life.” This quote may be one of the most stereotypical expressions of students who come home after studying abroad, yet it is impossible to deny that studying abroad changes a person’s life. I intentionally planned this semester abroad. All the details of my life (which so far had been a “typical”…

Some Salient Self-Reflection

Dear self, while I know that you normally hate cliches, I think in saying studying abroad has changed my life for the better, would perfectly sum up my time here! In the last two months I have learned so much about the culture of Florence, and how to properly navigate the world as an international…

Gaining Savvy Skills through Study Abroad

In addition to having a once in a lifetime experience of living in Italy for 3 months, the cherry on top of studying abroad is that your portfolio of transferable soft and hard professional skills will flourish. Right off the bat, my time management skills have been put to the test. Juggling my work and…

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…

Embracing Challenges like an Italian

Perhaps the act of escapism is actually a certain method of confrontation. When I first decided to defer my graduation to study abroad, my family and friends told me how it is a form of escapism. I myself hold that view too; objectively, going abroad is a method of escaping reality. However, I have learned…

Ins & Outs of Interning in Italy

In Florence through the CAPA program, I am attending classes as well as completing an internship! I saved most of my gen ed classes for this study abroad experience so that way I can balance the extra hours that I am spending doing an internship, with a lighter course load. My courses include Exploring Florence,…

Becoming friends with Firenze!

  Ciao! My name is Anna Vincent and I am a Junior studying Finance, Marketing, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I am attending in the GBI program in Florence, Italy this fall. Before moving to Florence, you could find me on campus participating in Alpha Kappa Psi events or holding office hours as a T.A. for Quantitative…

August 12, 2022- Airport Blog

After this program I am even more interested in traveling abroad for my future studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Next I think will be the +3 program for after my freshmen year. I am really interested in either Costa Rica or Cyprus as potential destinations, but I will need to do a lot more…

Professional/Personal/Social Takeaways

My professional development takeaway was that when consulting, you have to back up your consulting improvement with concrete data. At Core and Thinkhouse, they both made sure that their marketing improvements were based off preexisting data which were either gathered by them, an external source, or their clients. I then implemented this into my presentation…