Arrividerci, Firenze!

Here is my parting vlog post to briefly summarize my time in Italy. Arrividerci translates to “until next time” ;).

Note to Self

To my pre-departure self, You don’t know if yet, but you are about to move to one of the most beautiful, culturally rich, and meaningful countries in the world (well, in your opinion at least). Three months of studying abroad might sound like a lot of time to you now, but trust me, it’s nothing….

Into the Home Stretch

Living, studying, and working in a foreign country is guaranteed to give you a new set of skills that you can’t get anywhere else. Everyday I challenge myself to get better at something or learn something whether it is practicing my Italian, being more outgoing, finding a new street, or learning something in my internship….

Italian Challenges

Follow this link to watch my vlog about adaptability and problem solving in Florence!

Tasting Florence

When I was told back in August that I would be interning for a food tour company in Italy, I thought I was dreaming. Sure, it’s nothing like a corporate internship, but it still gives me meaningful experience and an opportunity to learn and apply some skills I know already. While in Florence, I am…

Falling for Firenze

Ciao ragazzi! My name is Diana James and I am happy to be writing to you from Florence this semester! I am from outside of Philadelphia in Montgomery County, but at Pitt I am a junior majoring in Marketing, Global Management, Supply Chain, and getting a Certificate in Sustainability. Since the start of my time…

El Fin

It seems this virtual journey is coming to a bittersweet end. Bitter to see it end with how fast it went by, but sweet to see all that we’ve accomplished, in my group as well as the rest of the groups. As I reflect on my time in this program, I realize just how much…

Problemas Pandémicos

There is certainly no denying what a grave impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had, and is still having, on the entire world. For most people affected by the pandemic (which is everyone) , this past year of quarantine, fear, restriction, and CDC guideline after CDC guideline has been a difficult, yet eye-opening one. I have…

Caras con Cultura

Over the past few weeks, my team and I have had the pleasure of working with the team at Caras con Causa and Bibi from Amizade. It is crazy to think that we are already halfway through the project, but it is just as crazy to think about how much I’ve learned already, in a…