Arrivederci Firenze

Ciao, this is my final blog post on my experiences in Florence, Italy. I am extremely sad that my program was cut short because of the corona virus, but I will cherish the time I got in Italy forever. It is heart breaking to see how different Italy is now (and the rest of the…

Favorite Sites in Florence, Italy

Ciao, I am writing this post from my home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, my program was cut short because of the corona virus. Now that I am settled at home, I wanted to update my blog. After reflecting on my experiences in Florence, I wanted to share some of my favorite places (and restaurants too!)…

Student Apartment in Florence, Italy

Ciao from Florence, Italy! I have been in Florence for over a month now and I love living here. It is a beautiful city and there is a lot to see. I am excited to spend the semester here and live like a Florentine. I am studying in Florence through CAPA’s Global Business Institute. As a…

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…