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…

Bye London

Reflecting back on my time in Europe and studying abroad it has made me ever more grateful that I was able to experience this. Everybody tells us in college that we should have a study abroad experience, but I didn’t realize how right they were until I did it myself. Gaining real world knowledge and…

Almost Done

My last few weeks of my study abroad experience were great. I got to see many different things that London had to offer while still feeling like a local. I said goodbye to my coworkers at the internship I was doing which was sad. They were all very welcoming to me even though I was…

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…

In Conclusion

The Himalayas fulfilled all of my expectations and more. I applied for study abroad because I knew that I wanted to spend my last summer of undergrad doing something that I would never get another opportunity to do. India is one thing, because I’m pretty confident that I will be going back to India someday….

Experiential Education is Awesome

Walking around the same streets as when I left is an interesting experience. No longer do I merely pace by the moving cars, beautiful flowers, or faces of many people, but rather absorb every aspect of my surroundings. Coming back from India, a country so far removed from American civilization has opened my eyes to…