Post-Berlin Reflection

What an eventful nine weeks. This marks the end of our weekly blog posts and the program as a whole, leaving me very bittersweet. I am very sad to be leaving Berlin, the friends, places, and things about the city I have come to love. However I am also excited to see my family and…

Berlin Dreaming

My international experience in Berlin this summer was more than anything I could’ve dreamt of, and I feel like I experienced something much larger than who I am or what I’ve seen before. I think I am in the midst of the typical, post-departure liminal floating space that so many people who have studied abroad…

bye bye berlin

I’m incredibly sad to be facing my last week at Berlin Art Link and in Berlin, and I’m feeling the same antsiness to return to Berlin that I felt in the weeks before I departed from the U.S. I’ve been blowing through my list of things I wanted to see/do/eat in Berlin, this past week…

Bis sp├Ąter Berlin!

My last week in Berlin has been so bittersweet. While there are a few things back home that I miss, I am dreading leaving Berlin. This city has been such a great home this summer and I surely will miss all it has to offer. As I wrapped up my last full weekend, I visited…

An Unexpected Turn

With only two weeks left, my weekend plans got derailed. I wanted to go to visit Potsdam but unfortunately, I got a crippling headache and spent Friday and Saturday laying in bed. Thankfully, on Sunday my head was feeling a bit better so I was able to get out and go to Mauerpark for some…

In and Out of Berlin

The ticking clock gets a bit louder every day, and in tandem, the urgency to get through my list of restaurants, book stores, galleries, and museums elevates. Over these next two weeks coming up, I’m really trying to steam through the rest of the things on my Berlin list. So far, I’ve already knocked out…

Weekend Getaway

Szia! In this last week, I spent time in Budapest, Hungary. We each were allotted two vacation days for working full time in the month of June and some of us chose to use those days for a long weekend in Budapest. The two things that I most wanted to do were visit the thermal…

Leading Myself

Hi all! This past week marked another highlight of my time so far in Berlin. I was offered to go to Dresden on a press trip to Villa Massimo, an art museum that holds artist residencies. I went to see the work that was finished during the residency last year. There was a special car…

Heat Strikes Berlin

Hallo wieder! This week has been quite exciting. Last Thursday, I attended a networking event hosted by the ambassador of Botswana. It was a really lovely evening where I got to speak with former Pitt students of both the College of Business Administration and Katz School of Business as well as some Pitt staff and…