Note to my past self

Dear past self, I know you are feeling a wide range of emotions pre-departure. You’re nervous, anxious, excited, curious, and much more. You have spent so much time imagining yourself living abroad and living through a variety of different situations. What I can tell you now is that no matter how many scenarios you have…

Making Progress

With only about a month left to my semester abroad, it seems an appropriate time to sit down and reflect upon the progress of my personal goals. Before arriving to Vienna, it was a goal of mine to not only develop several professional skills through this semester abroad, but to also learn and grow as…

First Week of Classes

This week was the first week of classes for me. Before coming to Vienna, I knew their semesters would have a different schedule than I am used to, but even so, starting school in October felt pretty late. Another thing that is quite different here is the course schedule. I have some courses that meet…

Getting Settled in Vienna

Hello Readers! My name is Anastasia and I am a Senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying global management and marketing in the College of Business Administration. This Fall, I am finally getting to complete a semester abroad- a tremendous opportunity that was put on hold due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. From September to December,…