70 Days until Buenos Aires!

My name is Harly Stuyvesant. I’m a junior at the University of Pittsburgh, studying supply chain, finance, and getting a certificate in international business. And, on February 28, I’ll be flying to Buenos Aires, Argentina to study abroad with Pitt’s Global Business Institute.   I’m originally from State College, Pennsylvania (and yes, both my parents…

Gearing Up for Buenos Aires

Hello! My name is Olivia Newport and I will be participating in the GBI: Buenos Aires program in Spring 2019. I am a Junior pursuing a Marketing major, Digital Media certificate, and International Business certificate with a concentration in Spanish. Outside of class, I am involved in the Pitt Chapter of the American Marketing Association,…

Pre Departure Thoughts

Hello to all! I am Bradford Distler, a junior at the University of Pittsburgh studying supply chain management and business information systems. The Global Business Institute: Buenos Aires program will allow me to learn a great deal; I plan on being a sponge and taking in as much as I can. Living with a Spanish…

Nos Vemos Pronto

My personal trainers at my gym back at back at home are some of the most important people in my life. They have helped me in so many ways, both physically and emotionally. Right before I left to come to Argentina, one of them said to me “Von-Von, don’t waste your life. One day your…

Go the Distance, Play the Game

“What’s next on the treasure map?” I think this to myself every Friday as the weekend comes near. It’s going to sound a little stupid, but this is because of my self-made scavenger hunt throughout the city of Buenos Aires! First, let’s dive into three things. Number one: besides going to the gym, probably my…

The Brickle Sisters

Last weekend my sister came to visit me here in Buenos Aires. Other than my dad coming right at the very beginning of my time here, I have not had any visitors, so it was really nice to have a familiar face around for the weekend. My sister can be kind of hard though. She…

Eye of the “Tigre”

And it certainly was “the thrill of the fight,” well that is, the thrill of fighting the cold. Yes, the cold has finally set in here. It’s not that it is actually that cold. Really it’s in the mid 50s and windy. But this past week, we had a sudden drop in temperature from the…

Walk it, Talk it, Tour it

So this weekend I went on a street art tour around Buenos Aires. Before I go on with my thoughts, I want address an important question: what actually is street art? My tour guide talked a lot about this. Lots of us associate street art with some sort of negative connotation. Maybe we think about…

Nerd Squad Reunited

Fun fact. One of my closest friends from Pitt, Rebecca, actually ended up studying abroad in Buenos Aires this semester too. It was totally not planned that we would be here at the same time. In fact, we are actually on completely different programs. She is studying engineering, while I am studying business. We met…