Greetings from Zoom!

Just over three weeks ago, I thought I was going to spend my spring break in Bolivia. Today, I write to you from my house. No, not my place in Oakland; my childhood house. As I wrote to you in my previous blog, we were days away from departing for Bolivia. Actually, it was 4…

Now Boarding: Cochabamba

After months of coursework, preparation, and uncertainty, the in-country experience is finally here! We leave for the in-country part of the project in Bolivia on Saturday, and I could not be more excited. Just a few months ago, we were not even sure that the trip would proceed because of political instability within Bolivia and…

Now Where? (Bolivia)

Spring break is often filled with trips to Florida or other tropical destination, but my spring break I will be traveling to Cochabamba, Bolivia, to participate in a Global Service Learning project. My name is Justin Torhan, and I am a sophomore in Pitt’s College of Business Administration. I am majoring in both Marketing and…

Many Thanks, London

What now is a few weeks in the past, my study abroad experience in London has been the most life changing experience throughout my time at Pitt thus far. During my entire six-week program in London, I was immersed in the culture of the city, and with each day, I met someone new and learned…

Language Barrier in London?

Wow, I am in the final week of my study abroad program here in London for this summer, and it would be a huge understatement to only say that this has been an incredible experience. In fact, it is hard to quantify all the things I have learned and done on this amazing journey. I…

This Week: Work, School, Sightseeing

Incredibly, my time in London is more than half over already! It is amazing how quickly the program has gone, and it is going faster as each week progresses. I have come a long way since the first day that I arrived when everything was so unfamiliar and foreign. Now, I am much more confident…

Mind the Time

Just like that, I am about 1/3 into my study abroad program here in London! Getting settled into London has taken some time, but I have finally adjusted (mostly) to what my life abroad consists of. I am living in West Kensington with two other flatmates, Sam & Thomas, and I also have met many…

Ready, Set, London!

In exactly one month, I will be on a plane over the Atlantic ready to start a new adventure. My name is Justin Torhan, and I am a sophomore here at PittBusiness! I am majoring in both Marketing and Supply Chain Management with a minor in Economics and a certificate in Sports Management. Off-campus, I…

Meet the Pitt Business Student Bloggers for Summer 2019!

Welcome to the Panther Study Abroad Program! Panther Program Blog Overview The University of Pittsburgh’s Panther Programs are offered for all students covering almost every academic major. Each Panther Program scholarship recipient participated in a program long blogging initiative to share their experiences with friends, family, and prospective students. Meet the Summer 2019 Pitt Business Student…