Goodbye London, Hello Philadelphia!!

Since flying home from London two weeks ago, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on the experiences that I had there. I have noticed a lot more independence in myself, a special readiness for my academics in the fall, and a newfound sense of pride in my professional development skills. I am very…

A Letter to My Past Self: Get Excited to Study Abroad!

Dear Pre-London Emily, You are going to have the time of your life abroad in London! I know that you’re worried about getting lost on the tube and being away from your dog for a couple of months but the experiences that you will have are like no other. One thing that you should absolutely…

The Hardships of Studying in London

It’s insane to think that I have less than a month left in my study abroad experience. I have made many new friends, learned a lot, and had a lot of fun. Through all of this, I have also faced a couple of hardships. Recently I have started to feel homesick, which is a new…

Ciao Italy, It’s Time For Spring Break!

For our week-long spring break, four of my roommates, myself, and two of our friends spent a week in Italy. We visited Rome, Naples, Pompeii, and Positano and Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast. Italy has always been somewhere that I have wanted to vacation in, and I was extremely glad to have a big group…

London: A Learning Experience

I have learned a lot about myself after spending about two months in London. Three of the biggest takeaways that I have from the first two months of my study abroad experience are: try new things, don’t be afraid to do things by yourself, and embrace the experience. As cliché as it sounds, this trip…

Taking the Tube to Soho!

Transportation was a huge concern of mine when I first was accepted to study abroad in London. The buses in Pittsburgh were relatively easy to figure out, due to the fact that the stops were clearly labelled, and the drivers are always nice when I ask them questions. My fear of getting lost in London…

Welcome to Longridge Road!

I’ve been living in London for a little over a week now and I am honestly surprised with how well I have adjusted, especially with the five-hour time difference. After a long day of class or work at my internship, I am excited to come back to my home for four months. I’m living in…

Introducing Me: Emily

Hello! My name is Emily Anderson, and I am so excited to have the privilege to study abroad through the Global Business Institute London in the coming weeks! I am currently a junior at Pitt and I am working towards a degree in marketing along with a certificate in leadership in ethics. Deciding to study…