Gracias, Bolivia

The spring semester is coming to an end and I can hardly believe that this experience is actually almost over. It really wasn’t very long ago that we were meeting as the “Pitt Business Student Consultants” for the first time; we have accomplished so much and learned so much since then that it feels like…

Forever Thankful to Cochabamba (…and Gustavo for returning my suitcase)

The Global Service Learning: Bolivia Program was an absolutely amazing experience and I can’t believe this is the final blog and that next week we will be turning in our final report and presenting our final presentation. There are still so many memories from our week abroad that we all recount randomly whether its in…

A Semester at Pitt, A Lifetime of Lessons

Participating in the Global Service Learning Bolivia project this semester was certainly one of the best decisions I have made thus far at Pitt. For me to say the experience affected my life would be an understatement. The entire experience changed the way I think about my every day and the way I look at…

Reflections that Last a Lifetime

It is hard to believe this class is coming to a close! When reflecting on this past semester, one lesson that sticks out to me is that you can never be done learning, especially in the sense of cultural competence and leadership. Cultural competence is having effective and appropriate behavior and communication in intercultural situations….

Already Missing Bolivia

This week has undoubtedly been a life-changing and eye-opening one. Bolivia is such a beautiful country that has welcomed our whole team with arms wide open, and through the week we saw and learned and grew together. The entire week was full of such rich experiences; it felt like we were there for so much…

From Bolivia to Pittsburgh to Sennott

When starting this class, it felt as if our actual trip was so far away. But typing this, I am already back in the library attending classes with my trip already finished! To say that this trip was amazing is an understatement. It was challenging personally, professionally, and academically.  During this trip, I experienced many…

The City of Eternal Spring (Break)

While abroad, the team encountered problems in many regards. However, none were major, and we were able to work through them all. There were the expected, with long travel days and a language barrier. We also had moments where we were forced to make quick decisions or change paths from the original plan. In all…