Pedal, pedal, pedal

Hej Hej, I had the opportunity to talk with a few students before stepping on campus and one of the things that everyone told me was that I had to get a bike. I set up a friend to leave her bike for me for when I arrived so I would have one ready. Now…

Finally in France

My first few weeks on exchange at NEOMA Business School in Rouen, France can be summed up by one word: busy. It has been so busy, in fact, that it was difficult to find time to write this blog post! My class this morning was canceled due to snow, however, which I took as a…

Living in Ryd

Hej Hej! It’s been two days since I have arrived in Linkoping. So far so (mostly) good! Currently I am living in Ryd. It is a large neighborhood right outside the university. Most of the student dorms are located here as well as other apartments owned by local people. So there are a lot of…

The Bumps in the Road of Living Abroad

As I sit in the airport about to leave Vienna, I am reflecting on my semester abroad.  There were definitely some challenges I faced when between language barriers and cultural differences. There were a few weeks to adjust to the new norms, but after no time I seemed to fit right into the Viennese life….

The Moment Vienna Became a Reality

Being abroad has been a total adventure.  Every day is something new and exciting.  There are two unique moments that bring abroad became very real.  The first was when I was sitting with all of my new friends on one of my friend’s terrace playing card games and I was surrounded by all of these…

En route to Sverige

Intro Hello! My name is Maria Ali, I am currently a junior studying marketing at the University of Pittsburgh. I am also looking forward to the amazing opportunity of studying abroad next semester in Linkoping, Sweden! A Little About Me At the university I find myself quite involved on campus. Within the business school I…

Ready for Rouen!

Hello everyone! My name is Stephen Bambury and I am a sophomore Accounting & Business Information Systems major, also pursuing a minor in English Literature and a Certificate in Business Analytics. Originally from Andover, Massachusetts, the strong campus community and beautiful city made me choose to come all the way to Pittsburgh for college. Here…

What Vienna Has Helped Me to Achieve

During my time abroad I wish to accomplish many things in all area of my life from academics to my personal life.  Life abroad is such a unique time to focus on cheating new experiences with new people in a completely new setting. Academically I wanted to understand what it was like to learn and…

Advice From an International Traveler

I’ve been living in Vienna Austria for about a month now and have loved every minute. My biggest takeaways are to live in the moment, be flexible, and enjoy the little things.  A semester is so short and it’s not worth wasting any time! I’ve had a few bumps in the road so far with my housing getting…