Do I have to go back inside?

I am certain that I will be thinking about the past 12 days of my life for years to come. Our journey started near the base of the Rupin River Valley when we were dropped off by a few Jeeps. Our fresh crew eagerly pitched out tents and settled in to our sleeping bags early….

Environmental Contexts

Currently on my fourth attempt at writing this, but at least I’m at home to write about my abroad experience. I really wish that I could turn off the auto save feature, because it’s only deleted progress over the last two months. This week’s blogpost is about using context clues to solve issues. And I…

Week 1 at the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht – Berlin

My first week in Berlin was jam packed with a very international experience. I am the only student from Pitt here at the hostel and in the program so it has really forced to me to branch out and talk to the other students. Our first week had a focus on the startup culture of…

One Almost Final Report

So this program used to be 12 (instead of 8) weeks long and thus the weekly assignments had 12 prompts. Now you might notice that there’s a difference between 12 and 8 (roughly 4) which means that we no longer answer all of the prompts. The second to last prompt (that would normally go unanswered…

Reflecting on My Time in Cyprus

After having been in Cyprus for a month I have experienced so much more than I had ever anticipated I would and have grown in ways that I was not expecting. The advantage of Cyprus being such a small island is the accessibility to all of the island. I was able to travel to Limassol,…

A Small Perspective on Small Business

Comparing my current internship in web development isn’t quite adequate to my previous work experience of Wal~Mart. Transitioning to a work environment that actually cares about employees, hasn’t prompted serious bodily harm, and isn’t destroying local economies as well as the environment is actually rather relieving. The most delightful part about my current internship is…

One Week Left in the Mediterranean

In one week from now, I will be in the Larnaca airport getting ready to fly back home to Pittsburgh. I have now been in Cyprus for twenty-three days but it strangely feels like much longer, yet the time seems to have gone by so quickly. Paphos Cyprus has become my home for the past…

How I Learn Leadership

So, this post is supposed to be about my leadership experience before, during, and (because they want the program to look good) after the program. I want to give a real quick disclaimer: I don’t particularly like leading (mostly because I think that I function mostly as a kind of lone wolf), but I will…

So Long South Africa

The program ended two weeks ago, but the experiences will be with me forever. I truly could not have asked for a better program, professors, or classmates. From start to finish, I felt comfortable and connected with everyone even though I didn’t know anyone going into it. I also loved the itinerary of the trip….