Introduction to My Independent Study

Hello! My name is Rachael White, and I am currently a senior at Pitt Business pursuing a Marketing major with an Accounting concentration and certificates in Leadership and Ethics, International Business, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Business Analytics. After my study abroad trip to Cape Town, South Africa in the summer of 2016, I became quite…

Getting Rained On

It hasn’t been too long since I last checked in, but I’ve done quite a bit since then. My biggest reason for writing tonight is to share a very unique experience I had this past Wednesday night. As part of my courses here, I’m taking a Shakespeare class. How could I not? As part of…

The Gastronomy of Sevilla

Thus far, one of the most challenging and unique transitions I’ve endured whilst studying abroad pertains to the Spanish meal schedule. Unlike the hearty American breakfast I’m used to consisting of eggs, toast and a smoothie (food is important to me), the Spanish tend to eat smaller portions for breakfast similar to what I consider…

One Month Later – Exchange in Vienna

It has been a month now since I have left Pittsburgh and living in Europe. The semester technically starts this week and I have been taken German and culture classes up until this point. I have already been to an incredible amount of cities including Bratislava, Prague, Graz, Melk, and I still hope to go…

Five Weeks in Paradise

In my short time here I already feel as if I have accumlated a lot of international experience. It has also provided me chance to look at things from a different perspective. I think these experiences will most definitely fit into my academic and career paths in a variety of ways. In regards to academics,…

Life in Sydney

It is hard for me to believe that I have been in Sydney for several weeks now. Needless to say, this city has definitely lived up to the expectations I had. It’s also been nice to get acclimated to a new university which is quite different from Pitt. Although based in a similar city setting…

Making London My Home

It’s been some time since my last blog. But don’t worry, I have a lot to tell you about my internship, classes, and travel. It’s hard to believe that it has almost a month in London. I feel that I have done so much already, but I know that this is only the beginning. Before…

3 Weeks Later

It’s been a while since my last blog post, but I’ve been putting that time to good use. I’ve been exploring my neighborhood and the rest of the city, getting used to my classes, and just getting acclimated to my surroundings. First, I’ll say a little bit about Shepherd’s Bush, the neighborhood that I am…

Neighborhood of My Dreams

Upon applying for a homestay I felt slightly nervous. It is no secret that some study abroad students arrive to their new international digs and are met with some unfortunate situations. By good luck, I fall into the group that loves their new home. My 200 year old home in the Triana neighborhood in Seville,…