Home Sweet Home

When I first signed  up for a summer study abroad program, I thought that six weeks sounded like a pretty long time. Looking back on my trip to London, it seems like I blinked, and it was over! Living and working in a city as diverse and exciting as London is something that I will…

A Few of My Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things As my time in London is winding down, I have been reflecting fondly on some of my favorite things and places. Food London is notoriously known for its lack of good food, but who ever started this stigma was definitely eating in the wrong places. I am usually not…

Borough Market

One of the things that everyone tells you to do in London is to visit the food markets. And let me tell you, that is a very sound piece of advice. I went to Borough Market a few weeks ago and was immediately enchanted by the crowds of people weaving their way through dozens of…

Cult Beauty

When I received my internship placement, I had never heard of Cult Beauty. After some initial background research I discovered that Cult is an up-and-coming online makeup retailer, founded by a model and fashion journalist. The company started in 2008 with the mission to sell only “cult” products. They describe these products as a something…

Hello, London!

My first full week in London was eventful, to say the least! I decided to take the tube from Heathrow airport to my flat in Shepherds Bush, and after navigating the “tricky switch” that I was warned about, I found myself at the Goldhawk Road tube station with no escalator and no lift. Just a few…

Pitt in London: Erin

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Erin O’Connell and I am a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh. I am pursuing a degree in Accounting and Supply Chain Management with a certificate in Business Analytics. This summer I am participating in the GBI London: International Accounting Issues program as well as…

Meet the GBI Student Bloggers for Summer 2017!

Welcome to the Global Business Institute Study Abroad Program! GBI Blog Overview The Global Business Institute (GBI) is a comprehensive study abroad program that combines coursework and part-time internship experience at one of Pitt Businesses’ international campuses. Each GBI scholarship recipient participates in a program long blogging initiative to share their experiences with their friends,…