Budapest and Week 2

This weekend I took my first trip outside of Prague and went to Budapest! There was a pretty large group of us from the dorm I am staying in that decided to make the trip this weekend. It was a jam-packed weekend that started at 5:30 AM to catch a seven-hour bus to Budapest. The…

Czechs Don’t Always Run on Time

So far my time in Prague has been great. I learn more and more about the history and the country each week. Recently I went on a tour of the city and they mentioned how just 30 years ago this country was communist. It is really hard for me to fathom how recent that was…

Work-Life Balance

It’s been two weeks now and I definitely feel so much more comfortable in Prague. I still haven’t tried to take the bus, but I feel like I’ve mastered the tram and metro which feels like a win to me! On Monday, it seemed like my first day of work was going to be rocky…

The One Where I Did the Tourist Sites Twice!

This first week in Prague went by in a snap! The first day was a bit rocky because my flight to Dublin, which was supposed to leave at 9pm (part one of two connecting flights), was cancelled around 12pm due to “technical issues”. This is obviously when my panic ensued as my parents and I…

Ahoj from Prague

The first week in Prague has flown by quicker than I expected it to. After arriving and getting settled in on Monday, we had orientation with the program that coordinates our internships followed by a traditional Czech dinner with the entire group that is participating this summer. The company that sets up our internships also…

Czech Startup Culture

  So far this experience has been incredible. I have felt a true feeling of maturity overcoming the different cultures, the different foods, and differences in public transit. The issue is the differences continue into the business world. I am working for a company called Disrupt Digital and they help other companies market and scale…

Just Czech’n in!

Hello! My name is Farrell Healy and I am currently finishing up my junior year at Pitt. It seems crazy to me that my time at this university has flown by so quickly and that I am nearing the end of my college years, but luckily I still have one last new and exciting adventure…

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…