A Day at the Museum

My coworkers have made the transition to my international internship quite smooth. There are two managers at the museum I work at, one speaks limited English and the other none at all. My coworkers all speak enough English to talk to me which was extremely reassuring when I first began working. I knew what I…

Learning to Live Like a Local

Upon arrival at my apartment door on January 11th I could not imagine a day that I would be comfortable walking the streets of Florence by myself. I had this same feeling when I first arrived in Pittsburgh so I was familiar with the fact that it wouldn’t last, but it was still a nerve…

Looking Ahead at the Semester to Come

As I begin my semester abroad I have a few goals that I would like to achieve. First and foremost, I want to become comfortable speaking Italian with other Italians. After one week here I have found it difficult to speak with natives because they talk so much faster without having to think about it….

Ditched the School Bus for a Walk with a View

Getting to class and work each day feels quite similar to what I am used to back in Pittsburgh. My main mode of transportation is walking, and the city center is quite small compared to what I was expecting so the walks are generally not more than twenty minutes in any direction. In Pittsburgh, I…

Living Like a Florentine!

My first real adventure here in Florence was locating my apartment. This may seem simple to you, but it really was quite the adventure. A shuttle from the airport took my roommate and I to our street with the brief instruction of “straight ahead and it should be on your right at some point.” The two…

Next Stop: Florence!

Ciao e Benevenuto al mio Blog! My name is Jessica Wolff and I am a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I am studying in the College of Business Administration at Pitt majoring in Finance with a minor in Economics as well as a certificate in Leadership and Ethics. I was born and raised in…