Looking Back At It

Overall, experiencing the International Marketing in Ecuador program was an enormous growth opportunity for me. I was able to experience an entirely different country and language guided by caring chaperones and kind, generous natives. Personally, I had to learn how to be comfortable being uncomfortable. In Quito, it was hard to be surrounded by a…

Adios, Ecuador

My time in Ecuador has come to an end and now I am able to reflect on my time there. As always when I leave a new country, I am surprised by what challenged and changed me the most. It is rarely what I think it will be, which also held true this time. Although…

To The World! (Almost)

After eagerly awaiting my trip to Ecuador for months, my bags are finally packed and I’m crossing the last to-do items off of my list. Although I have been out of the country a few times before, this will be my first trip to South America, my first trip to an entirely Spanish speaking country,…

Eagerly Awaiting Ecuador

Hi there! My name is Rachel Kuo and I’m in my final semester at the University of Pittsburgh.  I am a dual major in Marketing and Human Resources Management in the Undergraduate Business School.  At Pitt, I am a second-year Resident Assistant for first-year residents living in the Business Living Learning community in Bruce Hall. …

Meet the Pitt Business Student Bloggers for Spring Break 2019!

Meet the Spring Break 2019 Pitt Business Student Bloggers: Spring Break Bloggers Meet the GSL Bolivia Student Bloggers: Spring Break 2019 Bloggers: Nicholas Grimes | Cross Kotrozo | Holly Linder | Haley McArthur | Gemma Skidmore | Camryn Ward See all the GSL Bolivia blogs by clicking here. Meet the GSL Puerto Rico Student Bloggers: Spring…

See Ya, ‘Straya

When I was on the plane flying to Australia, I remember being plagued with numerous fears, some more valid than others.  Now, on the plane returning home, I am filled with sadness to be leaving new friends and the beautiful country that became home.  The past seven weeks studying in Sydney, Australia were full of…

Coasting Into the End

My last few weeks in Sydney have been just as wonderful an experience as my first few. Now that I have settled into the rhythm of life, I feel more like a local than ever before. In addition to my internship and classes, I have even been able to travel within Australia. Since I was…

Working like an Aussie

As I looked at the calendar today, it dawned on me that I’ve passed the halfway point in my study abroad experience.  This realization filled me with sadness, but also a sense of pride.  Studying Abroad is unlike any experience I have had before.  I was terrified going in – I had no idea what…

Walking Left of Culture Shock

As I sit at a table outside of a small coffee shop by my apartment, eating a typical Australian “brekkie”, it strikes me how much more comfortable I feel in this country after living here slightly less than a week. When I landed at the airport at 6:00 AM on May 23rd, I had a…