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…

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

If you want to foster a world culture where everyone can feel at home everywhere, you have to start in house. One day left. Another day done. What happened to the time? Today was our second to last day in Dublin. This morning we were met by guest speaker Stephen Dillion, founder of Startups.ie. Startups.ie…

Garden of Stone

There is something tragically beautiful about a graveyard. Is it really already Wednesday night of the final week? It feels like it has been both a year and a day. I have learned so much about these people and yet I know nothing. We have seen so many locations and yet the surface of Ireland…

A Very Grounded Experience

Today we visited the Irish Museum of Modern Arts. To put it more aptly, today we went to the Irish Museum of Modern Arts and I promptly left and walked to the closest thing approximating a forest. I will be the first to admit that I simply do not understand modern art. I appreciate its…