Experiencing Puerto Rico

Hi everyone! I am Mike Neumayer and am a sophomore in the College of Business Administration, pursuing a degree in finance with a minor in economics, a certificate in leadership and ethics, and an unofficial concentration in urban planning and development. I am a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi which is a professional business fraternity….

From the Classroom to the City to the World: Puerto Rico Edition

Hi everyone! My name is Elika Gowda, and I’m super excited to travel to the unique and historical city of San Juan Puerto Rico during Spring Break this upcoming March. I am from Chester Springs, PA, a suburb in collection with many of the other Philly suburbs that are called by Pitt students as an…

Viaje a San Juan

Hello! I’m Taylor. I’m a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh where I study Environmental Science with minors in Spanish and Economics. I have lots of passions hence the diversity in my fields of study. I really love to learn new things. So far, I’ve learned a lot from this Global Service Learning program that…

Que pasa, Puerto Rico?

My name is Aaryanna Dawson-Sarabia. I am a sophomore in the College of Business Administration here at Pitt. I’m majoring in Finance and Supply Chain Management, with a minor in French and a Certificate in Leadership and Ethics (CPLE). I am originally from Palos Verdes, California, which is a suburb on the coast outside of…

Journey to San Juan Puerto Rico

My name is John Frankford and I am currently a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh in the college of Business and Administration. I was born and raised in Lower Paxton Township, a suburb in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. My dad’s side of the family has lived there for some time, growing up and attending Central Dauphin…

Service Learning Part 2: To The World!

Hello! I’m Shelby Smith, a junior majoring in marketing and pursuing the Public and Professional Writing Certificate and the Certificate in Leadership in Ethics (CPLE). I hail from the small town of Dallas, PA so I’m eager to travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico over spring break as part of the Global Service Learning (GSL)…

Service-Learning Is Not Like Other Classes

Normally when a class is nearing the end, I typically await the sweet relief that will come when I can let the worries of exams and papers fall from my shoulders. In many classes, what I learned would be pushed to the back of my memory, waiting for when/if I need it again. However, this…

A Truly Unforgettable Experience

It is so hard for me to believe that another semester at Pitt for me has come and gone.  It’s even harder for me to believe that I only have one more semester left here until I graduate.  As the end rapidly approaches, I can’t help but reflect on my time here at the university. What were some…

Escape Your Comfort Zone, You’ll Be Glad You Did!

One of the hardest things to do in life is coming out of your comfort zone. We love being in a familiar area with familiar people and familiar things. This semester, I challenged myself to do something that meant stepping out of my comfort zone and applied to be a participant in a service-learning experience….