Being a student in Florence

Before coming to Florence, I expected that my time abroad would be defined by numerous milestone events that would immediately assist me in growing and learning.  After 37 days in Italy, I realize that – similar to life in the U.S. – developing as an individual is a process that requires patience, even when one…

Getting Around Florence (and Italy)

Every weekday, with the exception of Friday, I awake in our flat in Borgo San Frediano at 08:00 and leave for CAPA at 08:30.  I walk 1 mile to school, which takes me around 20 minutes.  Although, I mainly walk to get places at Pitt, I will sometimes take the city bus or the Pitt…

Il Visitare Roma

For 1 week, I have resided in Florence, sharing an apartment with 5 other study abroad students, located in the San Frediano neighborhood – on the south side of the Arno River.  I share a room with Mark, a junior from the University of Colorado at Boulder; Mark is best friends with 2 of our…

Leaving on a Jet Plane (Destination Firenze)

Good afternoon, In 23 days, I will depart for the experience of a lifetime – a 4-month study abroad program in Florence, Italy, organized by Pitt Business Study Abroad and the CAPA organization. My name is Colin Jones and I am a junior at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Finance, with minors in Economics…