From Pittsburgh to Prague

  Hello! I am Curtis Decker and I am a junior finance student here at the University of Pittsburgh. I also am pursuing a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Aside from education, I am a member of the Wrestling team here at Pitt. Due to me being from a very rural area of Central Pennsylvania,…

IIP Prague Introduction – Abby Purcell

Hi everyone! My name is Abby Purcell and I am currently finishing up my third year at the University of Pittsburgh. I made the decision to come to Pitt before I really knew what I wanted to study and enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. However, I wasn’t enjoying any of the…

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,…

Goodbye Prague

I believe I am a little late on this post, traveling and returning home after such a long absence can really make time move in strange ways. But nonetheless I have some final reflection to do on my summer! First and foremost, I must say that this has been an incredible experience, far too often…

Home Again Home Again Jiggity Jig

Before I left to study abroad in the Czech Republic, my neighbor told me I would come back a different person– he was right. After twelve weeks in Prague, I am finally state-side and have a completely new opinion of myself, and outlook on life. After being able to navigate a Czech-speaking country without relying on Google…

Peace Out Prague!

I’m currently sitting in the Prague Airport writing this last blog post and thinking about my time in the Czech Republic. I’ve had a good couple of months in Prague and I’m so happy to have had this experience. I’ve spent the last two days at a hotel because my flight leaves today (monday) but…

Last week

I think this has been the longest summer I’ve had on the books. It feels like ever since I was young, towards the end of every summer I have always had the same sentiment of, “man, summer flew by.” But this time I feel I have had a genuinely long and fruitful summer. I remember…

Procrastination in a Foreign Nation

This week I worked on my assignment for work but it dawned on me how little time I have left in the summer. After everything I have done, learned, and experienced there was one thing that still loomed over me. A paper, 16 pages on a topic I had researched and outlined but procrastinated on…