The World’s Most LGBTQ Friendly City?

Leaving London for Berlin I thought I would be incredibly adept at relocating as I was moving to my third European location in four months. I quickly realized that I had grown incredibly comfortable in London speaking and hearing English spoken every day and being able to navigate without difficulty. When I arrived in Berlin…

Making the World My Classroom

One of the greatest facets of studying abroad in Europe is the ease of traveling to new countries. When deciding to document the most memorable trip I have taken I would have to honor Italy with that title. Even in November when most of Europe was colder and darker I enjoyed an amazing five-day trip…

Reflecting on My Time Abroad

Our time abroad is already over. Time really flew after our spring break, I think we really got used to our weekly routines and it made time fly by. Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I have made, if not the best. I am so grateful for all of the people I’ve met…

And thats a wrap mate!

Well, that went fast. It’s been two weeks since my study abroad program has ended. It wasn’t easy leaving a place that I grew to love so much. Also it was so hard saying goodbye to so many friends that I grew so close with. But after spending a week in Queenstown, New Zealand it…

What Vienna Has Helped Me to Achieve

During my time abroad I wish to accomplish many things in all area of my life from academics to my personal life.  Life abroad is such a unique time to focus on cheating new experiences with new people in a completely new setting. Academically I wanted to understand what it was like to learn and…

Top 3 Things to do in Shanghai

Hi Everybody, Only 2 weeks left in Shanghai, so I have been trying to do everything in the city before I leave. What I have found with Shanghai is that many of the main tourist sites are very so-so. If you google top things to do in Shanghai I am sure things that will pop…

Living and Loving Study Abroad

Welcome back to my blog again! In this post I am going to share my experiences as a CIEE Global Scholar and what it entails to be in a program that allows students to choose three countries to study in, focusing on the living situations in each country. In Madrid my first location I lived…

What Kind of Semester Has It Been?

After an entire day flying back home and almost a week battling the sludge of jetlag I’ve finally fully returned from my semester abroad in Sydney- and what a semester it has been. It felt like this semester was the missing piece of my time at Pitt. It took everything that I have learned academically,…

Weekend in Wuhu

Hi Everybody, I just got back from a trip to Wuhu which is in the Anhui province. I would think that almost all Americans have never even heard of this city. It is a city without any tourist sites, it’s not particularly large and there isn’t a ton to do. So the question is why…