A New Global Perspective

Six weeks in Italy was everything and more that I could have hoped for. Having the amazing opportunity to immerse myself in a culture so different from my own is one that I will never forget. One of the many lessons I learned was that it is crucial to get out of your comfort zone…

Life as a Florentine

Italian culture is one of relaxation, taking life slowly, and enjoying every moment! This has definitely been an adjustment for me, but in the best way possible. In the U.S., we are so used to rushing from one thing to the next, with little time to take a step back and appreciate the little things…

Florence: A Week to Remember

Hello! My name is Bridgette McCooey and I am currently studying abroad in Florence Italy for the 6 week summer GBI program. I am a third-year student at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Supply Chain Management and Marketing. I am on track to graduate a year early, which was an incentive to take advantage…