The World’s Most LGBTQ Friendly City?

Leaving London for Berlin I thought I would be incredibly adept at relocating as I was moving to my third European location in four months. I quickly realized that I had grown incredibly comfortable in London speaking and hearing English spoken every day and being able to navigate without difficulty. When I arrived in Berlin…

Making the World My Classroom

One of the greatest facets of studying abroad in Europe is the ease of traveling to new countries. When deciding to document the most memorable trip I have taken I would have to honor Italy with that title. Even in November when most of Europe was colder and darker I enjoyed an amazing five-day trip…

Living and Loving Study Abroad

Welcome back to my blog again! In this post I am going to share my experiences as a CIEE Global Scholar and what it entails to be in a program that allows students to choose three countries to study in, focusing on the living situations in each country. In Madrid my first location I lived…

No Pasa Nada

While studying abroad I anticipated a small number of manageable challenges, however, I never expected to get lost in a mountain range on the Iberian Peninsula. To set the scene of this infamous day it all begins on a Saturday morning when after waking up late, my three roommates and I set off to go…

Living like a Madrileño

Adapting to the Spanish lifestyle and living like a local in Madrid is anything but difficult. Madrid is ranked to be one of the world’s most livable cities both by Business Insider and Deutsche Bank economists, and every day going about life in Madrid I am reminded by this. Before our classes started, students at…

Catch Me If You Can

Hola, Hello, Hallo and welcome to my blog. These are the respective greetings of Spain, England, and Germany the countries I will be spending this semester in. But first, let me introduce myself. My name is Hannah Baker and I am a Junior at the University of Pittsburgh graduating Spring 2020. I am currently studying…