Back at home

While it is nice to be back at home for the summer, I am incredibly grateful for my study abroad adventure in the Himalayas. Not only did I have an unbelievable amount of fun, but I feel as though this program provided a platform for personal, academic, and professional growth.  Having the opportunity to earn…

Trek Takeaways!

Having read about a variety of leadership theories priors to coming to India for this program, I had a pretty reformed understanding about the various forms leadership can take. Admittedly, the majority of these theories were new to me, and I had never seen them in practice. The trekking experience provided an opportunity to put…

धन्यवाद

I am the type of person that typically likes staying inside my comfort zone, but I have been wanting to change that. So when I was selecting my study abroad program, I wanted to challenge myself to do something different. I wanted to have an experience that would humble me. I wanted to have an…

shakedown without breakdown

Before taking this course I had never fully considered that there could be a particular style of leadership that would work best for me personally. One of the assignments in this course has been a presentation on one of the prominent modern leadership theories. I am glad that I was assigned Greenleaf’s Servanf Leadership Theory…

there’s a first time for everything

Today was filled with several activities that were completely new to me an exciting. First was the exercise in which our group was required to estimate the amount of time it would take for us to pass a canvas closed loop around the perimeter our circle while holding hands. The next new activity was was…

the POV of a newly certified WFA

Quite a few aspects from Wilderness First Aid training are transferable to the theory and application of leadership. Perhaps some of the most obvious of these are the concepts of self-leadership and self-awareness. As a Wilderness First Aid caregiver, one needs to be incredibly self-aware in that they have a comprehensive understanding of their own…

What does it take to become a good leader?

Any time you are placed in an environment that is new and unfamiliar to you, challenges are bound to arise. As such, I expect there to be cultural norms in India that may be a challenge to learning about leadership. For instance, communication may be a barrier at some points over the duration of our…

Let’s get this naan!

Greetings, cyberspace! My name is Haley Frey and I just completed my junior year at the University of Pittsburgh. I am a Chemistry major and am looking forward to attending pharmacy school upon graduation from Pitt. Outside of the classroom, I am involved in the American Chemical Society and well as club ultimate frisbee. As…

Meet the Pitt Bloggers for Leadership in the Himalayas

Leadership in the Himalayas Overview Leadership skills are among the most highly sought transferrable skills that you will utilize in your professional life. Developing your leadership style is also a very personal experience that can’t be taught in the classroom. Leadership Development in the Himalayas gives you the opportunity to go beyond leadership theory and…