Break at the Berlinale

All of a sudden my study abroad is halfway over; 8 weeks in and 8 weeks left. For those of us on the program, this halfway point marked our “Spring” break and a nice chance to unwind from a tense midterm period. While I have enjoyed London and the United Kingdom, I decided that I…

London Daily

There is always so much preparation that goes into studying abroad, yet it never quite seems to be enough for those small details. For example, I knew I would be living in a flat somewhere in London with flatmates that I did not know. I could never have guessed, however, that there would be six…

London Living

My name is Matthew Lawhead, a sophomore marketing and film major who is going on his third study abroad in four semesters. While the other programs I participated in were short term and relatively small scale, this time I will be out of the country for the entirety of the semester as part of the…

From Krakow With Love

There is nothing quite like having the first flight in a long trip delayed long enough that you reach the next gate one minute before departure, just for that flight to be delayed indefinitely. Easily the worst part of international travel is getting to and from your destination. Even still, it is well worth the…

Terror and Everything After

We’ve now had to survive the overnight train on two separate occasions, from Prague to Budapest and from Budapest to Krakow. Both times were quite exhausting and cramped but transported us to a new city with new things to experience and learn. Now that we have been in Poland for a few days, it is…

Czeching Out

Last night we took an overnight train to arrive in Budapest this morning. We then moved in to the new hotel and took a guided tour of the city, in which there were many beautiful sights and a lot of fascinating history. After a nice dinner near Matthias Church in the Budapest Castle District. However,…

Off to Central Europe!

Hello, my name is Matthew Lawhead and I’m a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh. I am pursuing a dual degree in Marketing and Film & Media Studies, with a certificate in International Business. It’s my goal to eventually work in the entertainment industry, whether it be film, music, or another sector. I am greatly…

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…

No Man is an Island

Nature and architecture have always fascinated me, been the most beautiful things imaginable. With my first paycheck I bought a watch inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Snap. Done. Finished. Tick tock and here’s the plane. Today was our final day in Ireland and thus our final day as Woodcocks. Tomorrow we fly back and spend…