Final Reflection

Needed a little extra time to gather my thoughts for this one I guess! Being outside of the country for the first time in a long time (6 years) I feel as though I have gotten a better understanding of what life is like outside of my little bubble in the US. Although it was…

Final Reflection Blog

Needed a little extra time to gather my thoughts for this one I guess! Being outside of the country for the first time in a long time (6 years) I feel as though I have gotten a better understanding of what life is like outside of my little bubble in the US. Although it was…

Intentional Leadership

I learned to appreciate everything that was around me on the trek. Since there was major snowfall in the Himalayas this year we had to shorten the distance we were going to travel over the 10 days we were hiking. Having this change made me slow down and really enjoy everything I saw on the…

Trekking Days Are Over

Day 1: Today we walked through a village. It was so cool to learn about all the different ways that people live here. Today our instructor told us about the meaning of namaste and how it has a great affect on the people living in these villages. Putting your hands together symbolizes that you are…

Growing Thoughts

We have been discussing leadership so much it has obviously made me do a lot of self-reflection and think about leaders I have encountered during the past. What has intrigued me the most is when we have spent time discussing some specific types of leadership styles. We have discussed NOLS, Feminist, Authentic, Shared, and Servant…

Leading in a Team

Today we talked a lot on the topic of giving good feedback and continued our study of leadership. Talking about feedback helped me gain claity on how important it is for a leader to give constructive and effective feedback. A good leader can recognize and own when they have made a mistake. This is the…

Being the First Responder

You see someone sitting on the ground obviously in need of medical attention in a crowded room of bystanders. What is your response? To me, confidence is a huge part of being an effective leader when it comes to my own style. In order to be able to lead a group of people over time,…

40 Hours of Travel Later…

Two eight-hour train rides, a nine-hour hot and bumpy bus ride through India later and we have finally made it to Mussoorie! The next challenge for us all is to somehow make this new and foreign country feel like home for the month. As with all new things come new challenges. One of the cultural…

A Week Out From Delhi!

Hello! My name is Emma Estabrook and I am just about to finish my second year at Pitt.  I am studying finance and business information systems and am a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, the Pitt Club Women’s Soccer team and Pitt Climbing team on campus. I am from Amherst, New Hampshire and am super excited…