My Introduction to Trinidad

Hello Everyone! My name is Randy Sirota and I am a junior in the Pitt Business School majoring in Marketing and Human Resources with Certificates in Leadership and Ethics and Sports Management. Growing up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey (located about twenty minutes outside Philadelphia), I never really had the chance to leave the East…

Getting Ready for New Horizons

Hello! My name is Sophia Reitz and I am a sophomore here at the University of Pittsburgh. I am a Pittsburgh native, having grown up in Greenfield until 2005 when my parents, my older sister and I moved 45 minutes northeast of the city to a town called Sarver, PA. Pitt was always at the…

My Introduction

Hi Everyone! My name is Samantha Hovis and I am from Downingtown, PA. Growing up I have always had a passion for experiencing new things. When I was younger I attempted to fulfill this curiosity by trying out new sports and exploring my creative side. As I moved on through each grade I found new…

From the Classroom—To the City—To the World (Again!)

Hey Everybody! My names Tina. I’m a sophomore in Pitt Business studying Marketing with Certificates in Leadership and Ethics and Sports Management. I have great interests in media, sports, and traveling. In my free time I volunteer with several Pittsburgh non-profits including EMBRACE and The Children’s Home. This will be my second study abroad with…

It’s Almost (Trini) Time!

This is why I chose Pitt. Deciding on a college to attend took me four full months after I received my final acceptance letter. Very few cons were posed on my pro/con lists, but there were numerous pros for every school. While applying to schools, I never really looked into study abroad. I thought that…

Introducing Me!

My name is Bianca Reyes and I am currently a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I was born in October of 2000 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I grew up in a bilingual household where Spanish and English were spoken regularly. My father was in the U.S. Coast Guard causing my sister and I…

Some Final Thoughts on my Matelot Experience

As we finish putting the final touches on our presentation, it is hard to believe that my journey through the global servicing learning course is coming to an end in just two short weeks. Anticipation to go to Matelot quickly turned into excitement to now reflecting and appreciating the experiences I was given throughout this…

A Tribute to Trinidad: Final Thoughts

Participating in a semester long global service-learning project has undoubtedly taught me an abundance of key lessons. Despite the project only lasting around fifteen weeks, I am confident that I will carry the lessons that I have learned with me into my future academic pursuits and career. After having the opportunity to reflect on the…

Reflecting on Trinidad

We have been back from Trinidad for a few weeks now and looking back on the experience I feel that I have learned and grown from both the preparation for the trip and the in-country experience. A few key lessons I have learned throughout this course would be that communication is extremely important especially in…