Post-Program Reflection

I have been home for a few weeks now, and have had plenty of time to readjust to being home, as well as reflect upon my experiences from study abroad. I think the thing that surprised me the most about my study abroad experience was not only how much I enjoyed it, but also how…

Program Challenges

As my program draws to a close, there are two big challenges that come to mind. The first challenge that I encountered on this trip was homesickness. After about a week of being abroad, I started to miss my friends and family, my dogs, my own bed, and just the general comforts of home. It’s…

Consigli di viaggiare

Ciao! After over a month in the city of Genova (where did the time go???), I think I have finally started to get the hang of the locals, as well as the city itself. With that being said, here are some of my tips for anyone who wants to travel to Genova! Learn some basic…

Dove c’e Barilla…

One of the classes that I am currently taking on this trip is an Italian conversation class. In this class, we have a new theme every day, and we spend the two-hour class reading aloud and then discussing our opinions on the topic of the day. The class only consists of seven people, so it…

Local Interactions

So far, on my study abroad journey, I have been incredibly lucky because of the abundance of opportunities I have been given to interact with the locals. As this is a language-intensive program, I think that it is incredibly important to make an effort to practice Italian in conversation, particularly outside of the designated class…

Genova!

So far, I have absolutely fallen in love with the city of Genova. The city is not only beautiful, but is filled with lots of interesting culture that is specific to this area. My absolute favorite aspect of Genovese culture is the food. I was surprised by the amount of variety that exists in the…

Benvenuto!

Ciao! It’s been a while since my last blog post, but I have finally arrived in Genoa, Italy! It’s been a pretty hectic week. I got here on Saturday afternoon and had my first week of classes. I feel like I have adjusted well to my new home (for the next 5 weeks). The house…

Pitt in Genoa – Meet Kelsey

Hey, welcome to my blog! My name is Kelsey Garonzik and I am a rising junior from Warrenton, Virginia. I am pursuing a degree in Global Management and a minor in Italian. I’m really looking forward to going to Genoa for 6 weeks this summer. While I’m there, I will take 3 classes; Finding (Your Way…

Meet the Panther Program Student Bloggers for Summer 2017!

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 2017 Panther Program bloggers:…