Already Halfway Over

Well, it is coming up on the halfway point of being in the motherland (three days until the exact midpoint) and I have yet to find anything to really complain about. I think I have fallen in love with Dublin, and if I could I would choose to live here for a very long time…

Week Four: A Shore Thing

Ireland definitely has aspects of its culture that are similar to the United States. For instance, most everyone speaks English which has been helpful. Yet, there are other parts of Ireland that have been a little bit harder to adapt to. Everyone drives on the opposite side of the road, and cars drive extremely fast….

Week 5

I have been in Madrid for 5 weeks now and I have noticed many things for which Pitt has prepared me for and some things that Pitt was unable to prepare me for.  For starters, my experiences in the business school have allowed me to transition into a job in the business world very easily. …

Subtle Contrasts

I think back to my first day here in Dublin often. As we approach the one month mark of being here, I am left in utter amazement of how the time has passed. The time has felt fast, but, more than that, it has felt full. This week was marked by incredibly interesting conversations. All…

A Weekend in the Golden Apple

Once the glittering jewel at the center of the Archduchy of Austria, and later the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna is a city rich in culture and history the world over.  Originally founded in the 12th century, the city eventually grew to be the seat of the Hapsburg dynasty and become one of the most powerful and…

Adaptability

This week was full of exploration and discovery with others from my group. We walked and almost got lost in old town looking at all the history and climbing all the spires. The city is beautiful from all angles and it’s crazy to realize it is all older then the United States. We visited Old…

A new look at leadership

I think leadership is often a very generalized and stereotyped concept. Strong leaders are often associated with being confident, vocal, extroverted, and audacious. I think that while many leaders possess these qualities, many equally important leaders have qualities often underrated. Because these assumptions of what leadership should and shouldn’t look like are instilled in us…

A Visit from Friends

The weekend was jam packed with fun and excitement because two of my friends flew in from the London study abroad program to come wish me an early happy birthday. We went to the Irish Whiskey Museum, Guinness Storehouse and walked through Grafton Street. I learned a lot of the history behind Irish whiskey and…

Week 6- Leadership Skills and Style

Now that I have been in Berlin for quite some time, I finally feel like I am no longer just another tourist in this huge city. No matter where you go in the city you will see a bunch of tourists that look like they don’t know what they are doing. I was definitely one…