Introducing the Main Character

My name is Sydney Hawk. I am a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in accounting, and I want to pursue the 3+1 program. This allows me to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in three years. Then my fourth year I will get my master’s in accounting….

Dear Lindsey, everything will be okay

Dear Pre-London Lindsey, “Oh, the places you’’ll go” (Dr. Suess) seemed like the most fitting quote to start my letter with. Oh, if only you could see yourself now, all the things you’ve accomplished abroad, and of course all the places you’ll go. I know you’re anxious right now, unsure if you made the right…

A Letter to Myself

Dear Pre-London Self,             What an amazing experience you are about to have! The next few months you spend in London are going to absolutely fly by, so make sure you enjoy every second. I know you’ve heard this already, but it really is true! I can’t believe my time abroad is coming to a…

Dear pre-departure Connor,

If I told you the day before you left to spend the next four months of your life abroad in London, that by the end of this short time you would have traveled to eight different countries, made many new friends, and learned about several new cultures in that span you never would’ve believed me….

Growing in London

Hello again! Crazy to be writing to you all with only one more month left in London! While living in London has definitely been different and an adjustment, I have had the chance to learn a lot about myself. Throughout the program I have really seen myself grow and develop new and important skills.  …

Learning in London

Studying abroad in London for a few months has allowed me to develop a variety of soft skills. I think the biggest soft skill I’ve developed while abroad, however, is adaptability. While London is an English-speaking country, there are still cultural differences that I have had to adapt to. I’ve had to adapt to differences…

Developing New Skills in London

Hello once again from London! Time has been flying and I can’t believe how little time I have left in this great city. As the third month of the program comes to a close, it is amazing to look back at how far I have come on this program, and how much I have developed…

Life in London

Hello again! Here’s an update on life in London so far, and how i’ve been adjusting!