Note to Self – Pre Marseille

Dear August 25th, 2022 me, you will come to learn many things about yourself and the bits of the world you’ve been able to see by the time you get to where I am now writing this. My growth may not be exactly measurable by the eye, but rather by my own self beginning to…

Note to Self

It’s hard to explain how time progresses when you’re abroad. I feel like I’ve lived 3 full lives and simultaneously feel like I only arrived here last week. It’s crazy to me that its already time to reflect on the person that I was when I arrived here over two months ago. A version of…

My Skills Abroad

As my semester has progressed, my soft skills have gained a whole lot of attention. The soft skill that I feel has been most worked on that maybe had not of been as focused on had I not been abroad, was teamwork. Although when I say teamwork, I mean beyond just the classroom. For me,…

Planning to Adapt

Adaptability has become the name of the game while studying abroad. Even with all the planning in the world, things are bound to go wrong, and you have to be willing to go with the flow of the situation. As someone who treats making an itinerary like a hobby, this has proven to be a…

Fitting French

I certainly have heard the common American view of the French being somewhat uninviting, but that was about as much as I knew to expect upon moving to France. Although I don’t find this judgement to be entirely accurate, at times it certainly holds some standing. I think the most challenging thing for me was…

Three Strikes You’re Out

After coming to France, I’ve experienced my first few real transportation strikes. I knew that strikes and protests were common in France, but I didn’t picture them interfering with my daily life. So far, we have had 3 public transportation strikes which affect how often the trams and busses run in town. I rely on…

Bienvenue à NEOMA

Although I am not interning abroad, I do have the unique opportunity to take my core business classes among French business students. I am currently taking strategic management, entrepreneurship, data analysis, luxury marketing, and marketing management which is fully in French, and I am the only international student! My other classes have a good mix…

Making Memories à Marseille

Hello all, my name is Hannah Tucci, and I am a senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying Finance, French and Economics as well as pursuing a certificate in International Business. In addition, I plan to pursue Law School once I have graduated. I am a passionate member of Phi Beta Lambda, also known as…

Introducing Me, Introducing Reims

Hi! My name is Sai Govindaraju and I am currently a senior at Pitt majoring in marketing and minoring in French and Chinese! Outside of classes, I am a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi and a sister of Tri Sigma. I am currently abroad in Reims, France studying at NEOMA Business School for the fall…