La vie en rose: aka, my French experience pre full-time job

The first week I spent in Paris, France was hectic, confusing, hilarious, and overwhelmingly exciting. I’ve already learned so much from my experiences, and although I am extremely excited to start working at an amazing company, I am also incredibly nervous to see how my French experiences are about to change as I do less-touristy…

La Vie Enviée d’un Parisienne

Ah Paris, la ville-lumiere, the city of light and love… also fashion, food, and architecture. What is not to like? Hopefully this summer will give me the opportunity to embrace a city thick with culture and history, but also leave me some time to shop, eat, and enjoy the envied life of a Parisian. Bonjour!…

The First Week

I arrived in paris last Monday which allowed me to have my interview earlier than I anticipated. Tuesday morning I took a metro to Montrouge where I had 10:30 interview with the NGO Children of Prisoner’s Europe. The NGO is a network of country specific NGOs throughout Europe that work to advocate for children’s rights…

In a Coastal City Far Far Away…

Although I have ventured into northeastern states such as Connecticut and Massachusetts and as far south as Texas, this is my first time visiting the West. Before being selected for the trip, I had a general idea of San Francisco’s culture and professional background. I knew that San Francisco was not only home to innovation…

Anticipating the Down Under

Background Hello, travelers! My name is Kaylee Rabatin. I am a rising senior in the College of Business Administration majoring in Finance and minoring in both Economics and U.S. History. I am a three-year member and varsity letter recipient of the women’s varsity soccer team here at Pitt, which has kept me incredibly busy and…

Getting Acclimated

I’ve made it!!! I have now been in Africa for 16 days, and it has been 16 of the most amazing days of my life. It started out in Johannesburg last Saturday. We stayed at a place called Life on 3rd, which is a little Bnb in Melville, a town 15-20 minutes away from downtown…

Royal Wedding Weekend

Since getting to London on Wednesday, countless Harry & Meghan flags and memorabilia could be spotted all over. Flags hung from balconies, plates sold in markets, and the royal wedding was the main, if not sole, content of the Evening Standard. All of the buzz and excitement around the wedding made it even more surreal…

Eye of the “Tigre”

And it certainly was “the thrill of the fight,” well that is, the thrill of fighting the cold. Yes, the cold has finally set in here. It’s not that it is actually that cold. Really it’s in the mid 50s and windy. But this past week, we had a sudden drop in temperature from the…

My First Days in Paris

My first four days in Paris have been a mixture of exciting, informative, stressful, and awe-inspiring. Let’s start at the beginning: my flight to Paris was set to depart Tuesday, but due to thunderstorms in Eastern Pennsylvania and New York, I spent most of the day on the phone with my airline, frantically changing reservations…