Farewell, Trinidad!

What are the key lessons that you learned throughout the experience? Working with new people will always bring new experiences. As did this international consulting project. One thing I love about working in groups is getting to know the members of the team and your clients and their way of working. I have met so…

A Pandemic’s Impact on Virtual Consulting

The effects of the COVID-19 reach far beyond individual exposure and health. How do you imagine the coronavirus has impacted the country your client lives and works in as compared to the United States? Do you think it has any significance on your project? If so, please explain. As our project is coming to an…

Midterm Update: Navigating Cultural Norms and Global Business

The halfway point is finally upon us for our international consulting project. My group and I have been working together throughout this semester to bring our clients, DORCAS Women’s Group and Nature Seekers, the best deliverables possible. With the help of our Amazide contacts, Gail and Torey, we have been able to accomplish so much…

International Consulting from the Comfort of Home

Hello! My name is Libby Jungo. I grew up forty minutes south of Pittsburgh in Washington, PA, and I graduated from Trinity High School in May 2017. After high school, I took a gap year to fully recover from a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnosis. After my chemotherapy treatments concluded, I took a few courses at the…

Excited for Germany

I’m very excited to be embarking on our travel to Germany in four weeks! It will be incredibly valuable to our project that we can connect face-to-face with our clients and discuss ideas and objectives. When going abroad, it will be important to remember that there are many different and similar cultural norms between the…

‘Ello, London: An Introduction

Hello, my name is Yulia Houseal and I am currently studying abroad with the GBI London program. I am a junior at the University of Pittsburgh studying accounting and business information systems with a minor in economics and a certificate in leadership and ethics. Wow, just typing that out reminded me of how busy I…

Three Things from Ireland

There are three things from my time abroad that I hope to always remember with clarity: the friendships I developed, the colors of Dublin, and the spectacular adventures. Through the totality of my experience, I believe I enhanced my communication skills, gained greater awareness of cultural differences, and expanded my sense of independence and resiliency…

Unexpected of Ireland

I came into this trip without very many expectations, open to all experiences I might encounter. That being said, there have been several things unexpected. Some of those unexpected things are minor, like having my own room or needing to press a button to walk out a door. I expected to meet people and make…

An Open Letter of Thanks

To all of my friends and family, Thank You. I am studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland this summer, and it is with your help that I am able to. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to spend a month learning and exploring in such a beautiful and culturally rich city. This opportunity certainly comes…