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…

Getting Down to Business in Berlin

Guten tag!   I think I’m finally starting to get the hang of things here in Germany. Berlin is starting to become very familiar – I’ve made very close friends, gotten to know and enjoy the professors and tutors at BSEL, and I’m even starting to grasp the mapping of this city. No longer am…

Berlin: From the Classroom, to the City.

Hallo! My first two weeks abroad have been quite eventful. I’ve tried a lot of new dishes, picked up some parts of a new language, caught up with the local history, experienced new cultures (not limited to German), been introduced to European business customs, studied entrepreneurial and innovation management techniques, and met many wonderful people…

Thank You!

As this is my final blog, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped me make this study abroad experience possible. It has been a life changing experience and I have grown so much while being abroad these past few months. I am honored to be a scholarship recipient and thanks to…