STUDYING Abroad…

While I’ve been living in Florence, I have received countless comments from friends and family asking me; “are you actually studying while you’re abroad?” The simple answer would of course be yes. However, the way in which I study here is definitely different from the way I study at Pitt. Thus far in the semester…

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Ciao amici! It is currently my fourth week here in Florence and I can confidently say that I have adjusted to the Florentine lifestyle well. There were certainly a few things I had to get used to, such as stores closing at 9 PM, dinner being served later at night, and not having a drying…

La Bell’Italia

Ciao belli! My name is Taylor and I am a junior studying marketing, international business, and Italian in Florence, Italy. After being in Florence for two weeks, it is finally starting to feel like home. I grew up in a town about thirty minutes outside of Pittsburgh, so going abroad for fifteen weeks is a…

Ciao Dall’Italia!

Ciao! My name is Alyssa Fortes and I am a junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Business Information Systems and Supply Chain Management with a certificate in Business Analytics. I am originally from the north hills area of Pittsburgh and a graduate of Hampton High School. I transferred to the University of Pittsburgh…

Ciao from Florence, Italy

Hi everyone!  My name is Sara Shriber and I am a junior at the University of Pittsburgh. I am studying Marketing and Supply Chain Management while also pursuing a certificate in International Business. I am from Wexford, PA which is about 30 minutes north of the University of Pittsburgh. This semester, I am studying abroad…

Addio Pittsburgh, Ciao Firenze!

Hello! my name is Morgan Kriley and I am studying abroad in Florence, Italy through the Pitt GBI program. I am a junior studying marketing and business information systems with a certificate in leadership and ethics. Ever since my freshman year at Pitt, I knew that I wanted to participate in a study abroad experience….

Florence Conclusion

The opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy for my spring semester was absolutely amazing. This program provided me with so many great experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom. The classes I took built on my previous knowledge of the subjects and showed how those subjects are applied elsewhere in the world, what…

Wow – What a Tremendous Experience!

In Florence, I learned basic conversational Italian, developed a better appreciation for the arts and art history, learned about interesting International Finance topics (such as foreign exchange markets), and met amazing people.  I experienced over 25 museums throughout Italy and Europe, and saw 9 Italian cities and towns (Florence, Rome, Sienna, San Gimignano, Palermo, Venice,…

To Permanently Live in Florence

If I were to permanently live in Florence, I would want to live on the south side of the Arno.  This area is generally less crowded and is home to some of Florence’s best restaurants and trades shops.  Ideally, I could work in some area of the arts, while still utilizing my finance degree.  For…