Finding Our Way

After arriving in Berlin, we had a very eventful week. Many students had their flights delayed leaving the US due to inclement weather in the northeast. Luckily, I was able to get to Berlin on time. Upon arriving myself and the two other students who made it on time went on a walking tour of…

Berlin: Balancing the Social Strata

Our four-day orientation in Berlin has come to a close after a trip to Airfield Tempelhof, a former airport with historical significance in WWII. It served as an American military base that organized the Berlin Air Lift, an initiative that dropped off supplies to the people of West Berlin, which helped people sustain themselves for…

Opportunity Over the Horizon

Here we are 12.5% through the program. We haven’t started our internships yet and are 1/8th the way through this opportunity. It simply astounds me how fast even a week went by here. Yet that isn’t to say that’s due to a lack of activities. It’s quite the opposite. It feels as though I can…

Pitt in Berlin

Guten Tag from Berlin! I’ve been here for 6 days so far, and I’ve had an incredible time thus far. In less than a week, I have experienced so many new things I didn’t know I’d ever get the chance to. What amazed me most thus far is how connected to the world we really…

The Beginning of a Spiritual Journey

Hi! My full name is Daniel Mohsen Abdulla Hakiem Isaac Khalil Kareem Rapheal Abd El Messiah, but most people call me Danny. I’m a rising senior at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Emergency Medicine with a minor in Chemistry on the pre-medical track. If you wondered why my name is so long I have…

En Route to Berlin

Hello! My name is Ryan Bullett, and I’m a rising junior from New Jersey. I’m pursuing a degree in Marketing and Global Management, with a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I love to travel, and a part of why I chose Pitt was because of the study abroad opportunities. I jump at any chance to…

Berlin Beginnings

Hallo, my name is Kira Ota. I’m a 5th year senior at Pitt majoring in business information systems with a minor in German and I will graduate at the end of the fall semester. I grew up in New Jersey, only about 30 minutes outside of Philly, with my parents and two brothers. My family…

Auf Wiedersehen und Hallo!

Hi readers! My name is Viv Zauhar, I have just finished my junior year at Pitt majoring in media and professional communications in the College of General Studies. I am also pursuing a certificate in television and broadcast arts, as well as the related concentration in European and Eurasian studies certificate from the European Studies…

Until Next Time Germany

Back in the US, I have had about 2 or 3 weeks now to reflect back on the incredible experience that was this summer in Germany on this program. Telling stories to my friends and families, I am surprised really by how much growth I did over there. I learned so much, met some incredible…