Studying in Shanghai

大家好! Hi everyone! I’m Lauren Weber and I’m very excited to say I will be spending next spring in Shanghai, China with CIEE’s Business, Culture, and Language program. I’m a junior originally from the suburbs outside of Pittsburgh, so I’ve grown up with Pitt my whole life. In high school, I originally didn’t want to…

Liv(ing) Far From Home

Ciao ragazzi! My name is Livia Molinaro (Liv is my nickname), and I am a student at the University of Pittsburgh studying finance. Outside of finance, my interests include writing, photography, film, history, language, traveling, swimming, amateur baking and cooking, and spending time with my family and friends. I have a lot of academic pursuits,…

Living and Loving Study Abroad

Welcome back to my blog again! In this post I am going to share my experiences as a CIEE Global Scholar and what it entails to be in a program that allows students to choose three countries to study in, focusing on the living situations in each country. In Madrid my first location I lived…

Living like a Madrileño

Adapting to the Spanish lifestyle and living like a local in Madrid is anything but difficult. Madrid is ranked to be one of the world’s most livable cities both by Business Insider and Deutsche Bank economists, and every day going about life in Madrid I am reminded by this. Before our classes started, students at…

Arriving in Shanghai

Hey Everybody! My semester in Shanghai has begun. I am going to school at East China Normal University (ECNU). This school is one of the top schools in China known for their teaching program. I decided to do the Business Language and Culture program because it allows me to take a wide range of classes…

Semester in Shanghai

Hey Guys! My name is Michael Andrews and I am Junior at the University of Pittsburgh. I am double majoring in Finance and Supply Chain Management with a minor in Chinese. So I guess it is easy enough to deduce where I am headed; Shanghai. Shanghai being the financial capital of China and one of…

Catch Me If You Can

Hola, Hello, Hallo and welcome to my blog. These are the respective greetings of Spain, England, and Germany the countries I will be spending this semester in. But first, let me introduce myself. My name is Hannah Baker and I am a Junior at the University of Pittsburgh graduating Spring 2020. I am currently studying…

Homestay Is Where The Heart Is

Homestay! The wonderful, beautiful, confusing, frustrating, incredible experience of a homestay. If you don’t know exactly what this is, it’s okay; neither did I. It is when a student studying abroad lives with a family as opposed to an apartment or dorm. In Buenos Aires, this is a normal experience for students attending college. Most…

Danke Berlin…bis bald.

Greetings from the United States!   I didn’t think it was possible for time to fly as fast as it did these past three weeks. I feel like it was just yesterday when I first boarded a U-Bahn, or when I met my roommate for the first time and instantly clicked, or when I tried…