Adapting to Change, from Work to Emotions

Approximately three weeks ago, all of the students in our Global Service Learning class were informed that our trip to Bolivia would be canceled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. A week later, we were informed by the University of Pittsburgh that the remainder of the semester would be conducted online. Within a few days, I…

So we’re still going to Bolivia, right?

It’s officially five days until our group leaves for Bolivia and I cannot believe the date has snuck up on us so soon. I think for so long our group assumed our trip would be canceled that it never fully sunk in that we would be traveling there for spring break. Last semester, Bolivia was…

Around the World in 31 Days

Hey everyone! My name is Jessica Landolfi and I’m so excited to continue my study abroad experience this spring break to Cochabamba, Bolivia! Over the course of this semester, I have been working with a student team of other Pitt Business Consultants to provide advice to an NGO located in Bolivia. One of the most…

Monopoly on Airbeds

With more guest speakers and company visits, our lesson today was centered around peer-to-peer entrepreneurship. With a strong, growing desire to work for yourself, it is no surprise that more people are taking side hustles and entrepreneurs. We first heard from our guest speaker, Stephen Dillion, about how he created his business to help other…

A Garden and a Feast

Today was another relaxed day in Ireland, similar to the ones we have had the past few days. After attending class, we only attended the National Gallary of Ireland and the Irish Botanical Gardens. One of the best things about today was being able to have another girls day. Since we are not in the…

Trinity Library

After our many eventful days of traveling, today we relaxed and went to local touring sites. Following our class today we attended the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Trinity College Library. I think it is safe to say that we had different expectations for the Irish Museum of Modern Art. It was very…

Unpettable Sheep

Another great tourism day leads us to the towns of Glendalough and Kilkenny. Before we reached either of these cities, we took a surprise detour to a local farm. There we heard from a local herder and his family about how he raises his sheep and farm. We were able to witness the dogs herding…

Gaelic Games

After visiting Croke Park and loving the culture behind the game, I was extremely excited to witness a real game of Gaelic Football in the park. Today we ventured back to Croke Park to watch the quarterfinals of Irish Football between Dublin and Roscommon. Since this was one of the major games towards the final,…

Hiking in Howth

Today was another great day to experience the nature and beauty of Ireland. Not too far from Dublin, we traveled to a small seaside town called Howth. I really enjoyed Howth because it reminded me very much of my home with the beach. From the calm of the water and the smell of the sea,…