Adaptability Abroad

During my time here in Florence I have learned so much and my experiences are contributing greatly to my professional development. My view on it is that studying abroad in general helps you gain so many transferable skills. Adaptability seems to be the one to stick out most to me as there are so many…

Becoming a Global Citizen in Florence

Ciao! I can’t believe I’m finishing up my sixth week in Florence, Italy.  It has been quite a journey, and I am so thankful for this amazing experience I have had.  I have really been enjoying studying in Florence and learning all about the city.  Through my Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Florence class,…

Professional Lessons from Florence

One of the most influential experiences that has contributed to my professional development as a business student while in Florence has been my project for my Analyzing and Exploring the Global City course. For this project, we were assigned a neighborhood outside of the City Center of Florence (the area we live in where most…

Saying Arrivederci to Florence

This experience has been nothing short of amazing. Though some of my favorite highlights included spending time with new friends, eating lots and lots of fantastic food, boat rides, and beach days, the classes I took will forever mean the most to me. I went into studying abroad thinking that I would just get through…

Midway through Florence

Since arriving in Florence and getting acclimated to Florentine life, as well as life at my new university, things have been very busy. Florence culture is unlike anything I have ever experienced. Being the birth place of the renaissance makes Florence a cultural hub entirely unique from other places. The art, history, people, and atmosphere…

Adventures Across the Arno

Ciao from Florence! I am now just over three weeks into my program and loving every second here! I think I am adjusting to the culture of the city of Florence, but still learning new things every day. Some things that stuck out to me living in an apartment here is that there is no…

Fascinating Classes in Florence

I am studying abroad on the GBI: Florence program through CAPA, The Global Education Network.  I take two classes that each have three two and a half hour classes per week from Monday-Thursday.  CAPA has one building with many classrooms inside which is nice to have one central location.  My two classes are Renaissance Art…

Getting a Grasp on Italy

CAPA and Pitt are similar, but also very different. CAPA is pretty laid back in general and I never feel stressed going to classes; just excited. Everyone is drinking cappuccinos and chatting outside in the lobby and we take many breaks throughout the classes to use the restroom, get something to drink, or check your…

Halfway Through GBI Florence 

It’s been just over three weeks since I started my study abroad experience, and there is so much to tell! Florence is indescribably amazing, super busy and filled with tourists, and there is always something new to try. My new university is called CAPA, and there aren’t many cultural differences between this school and Pitt….