Reflecting on My Time in Cyprus

After having been in Cyprus for a month I have experienced so much more than I had ever anticipated I would and have grown in ways that I was not expecting. The advantage of Cyprus being such a small island is the accessibility to all of the island. I was able to travel to Limassol,…

One Week Left in the Mediterranean

In one week from now, I will be in the Larnaca airport getting ready to fly back home to Pittsburgh. I have now been in Cyprus for twenty-three days but it strangely feels like much longer, yet the time seems to have gone by so quickly. Paphos Cyprus has become my home for the past…

Life in Cyprus

I have been studying abroad here in Cyprus for officially ten days now and it has already become one of the best experiences of my life. The highways are lined with planter boxes full of flowers, the sea stretches farther than the eye can see, while the mountains peek out at night, with lights flickering…

From the City of Bridges to the Coastal City of Cyprus

Hello all! I am Lea Hendricks and am currently a sophomore at Pitt. I am a Human Resource Management major with a focus in psychology. I chose to major in HR because I love interacting with others and want to be able to help people in their place of work. Besides majoring in HR, I…

…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…