Countdown to Madrid

Hello everyone! My name is Martin Klena and this is the first (and admittedly least exciting) of many blog posts I’ll be creating this summer. I’m a twenty-year-old triplet from a tiny rural town called Danville in the middle of central Pennsylvania. Being from this area, I have always enjoyed spending time outdoors, both recreationally…

Vamos a Madrid

Hi everyone! I am Sydney Ruble and I am a sophomore at Pitt studying Supply Chain Management and Marketing. I am also pursuing a minor in Spanish and a certificate in data analytics. I absolutely love excel and pivot tables, and I look forward to being a teaching assistant for Quantitative Methods this upcoming fall…

Getting Ready for Spain

Hello! My name is Aspen Narvarte and I am a junior at Pitt majoring political science with minors in mathematics, economics, and studio arts, as well as certificates in Western European and European Union Studies. On campus I am a tour guide and I represent the Pitt to prospective students and their families giving tours…

A Summer in Madrid

Hi!  My name is Ally DeVito, and I am a sophomore here at the University of Pittsburgh studying Global Management and Politics & Philosophy.  I am originally from Wilmington, Delaware, and Pittsburgh is the only other city that I have officially lived in. Living in this city and on Pitt’s campus provides so many exciting and…

Madrid Here I Come!

Hello, my name is Matt Maloy and I am a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh in the College of Business Administration.  I come from a small town called Wilmington, Delaware (about 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia)—in fact, it is so small that we only have one area code for the entire state!  I am…

Living in Color

iHola todos! My name is Ciera Thomas, and I am a junior at Pitt. I am majoring in Media and Professional Communications as well as pursuing a Spanish minor. I love art, especially filmmaking, digital media, and music. I have been able to connect a lot with the art scene in Pittsburgh because there are…

Meet the IIP Student Bloggers for Summer 2019!

Welcome to the International Internship Study Abroad Program! IIP Blog Overview The International Internship Program (IIP) is a unique study abroad opportunity that allows driven students to partake in a full-time, summer-long internship in one of six countries across the globe. Each IIP student participates in a program long blogging initiative to share their experiences with their friends,…

People are greater than Places

As my time comes to a close, I am left to reflect on the wonderful people I have been able to meet here.  I was lucky enough to have been invited by my coworker to a weekend retreat to a villa we rented out.  It was incredible.  I have done some wicked cool things while…

Sarah The American Ambassador

One habit that I have noticed with the Spanish people is they do not hold back.  They also look at me as an ambassador to America.  Once they met me, they didn’t wait very long until asking me anything and everything about America. One of the first questions that I had was “Is Philadelphia like…