…To the World

When people told me, “Enjoy study abroad, it goes by in the blink of an eye” I never imagined that blink would be this fast. In my month here I made new friendships with Pitt students, local Cypriots and people visiting from various EU nations. The landscapes, villages and sea were truly beautiful and I…

Mountains, Monasteries and the Marine

Last Friday, we took a trip to Troodos- the forest of Paphos. We traveled nearly 2,000 meters high into the mountains. The landscape looked similar to parts of Oregon and Washington state that I’ve had the privilege of seeing. It was very peaceful and quiet up so high- only the chirping of birds was heard….

Trip to the Last Divided Capital

On Wednesday we took a trip to the capital city of Nicosia- which was the last divided capital of the world. Following up from my last blog—it was definitely a cool experience and nothing like I expected. I personally didn’t cross over to the Turkish side of the capital, but some of my classmates did…

Cypriot Life

Hi everyone!! The first week of classes are over and we are into the routine of the second week. We have class at a different time every day, either in the morning or late afternoon. When we aren’t at class we have either been at the pool or the beach 🙂 Oh, and doing schoolwork…

The first days

Hi friends and fam!!! I survived the entire 24 hours of traveling! The 10 hour flight from JFK—> Athens wasn’t bad at all actually (perhaps thanks to a family friend for giving me a St. Christopher token). I didn’t even sleep- I was busy watching some Netflix and chatting with an Air Force serviceman next…

Cyprus Awaits

Hi! My name is Kristen Sokoloski and I am a rising senior in the College of Business Administration. I am pursuing a degree in Marketing as well as a certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. I am from Scranton, Pennsylvania which is located about 5 hours diagonal across the state in Northeastern region. A fun…

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:…