Looking Back

To sum up my experience in Greece into one word would be challenging but if I had to do it, I would say that it was reinforcing. But in a way that focuses on the “strengthening” and “additive” part of the definition. I think that this trip was a productive and reinforcing one because at…

A Bittersweet Goodbye

My past month abroad has without a doubt been one of the most amazing experiences in my life. From being able to travel around to so many places in Greece (Tolo, Olympia, Delphi, Athens, and Karpathos), I feel extremely lucky to have experienced so much. I was fortunate enough to visit historical sites, for example…

Missing Greece

Having the opportunity to study abroad in Greece for a month opened me up to new foods, new thoughts and new culture while pushing me out of my comfort zone and into an exploration of myself.  Specifically, because of this program’s mobile nature, I discovered all the options of Greek life, urban, rural, beach and…

Athens and Karpathos Greece

Our time in downtown Athens was very stimulating. Athens is the lively historical capital of Greece and has incredible tourist sites. Fortunately, we came to Greece during election time and had the opportunity to see how elections functioned in a foreign country. One day we were at lunch and one of the candidates stopped by…

Farewell (for now) Greece

This morning I left Athens and officially said good-bye to Greece (for the time being). It is hard to even put into words what this trip has meant to me. Our trip started in Tolo, a seaside village with panoramic views. From there we went to Olympia and then Itea, a city at the base…

My Greek Travels

Hi everyone!  I’m on my last location for my Pitt in Greece program, Karpathos!  My time here has been a great adventure, and I’d love to share with you where I have been living and how we have been moving around this month. This is our fifth hotel and ninth city location.  Unlike most study…

Going Greek

The first few weeks of my program have already exceeded my expectations. Starting out, I was little skeptical about the structure of my program because it was set up so we moved around to different locations and hotels and traveled by bus frequently. But now I think this design is much better than staying in…

My Main Modes of Travel

Yassoo! As I begin my third week abroad, I have been learning common Greek phrases in order to facilitate talking to people here. I am currently in Athens, and throughout this trip our modes of transportation are essentially always changing. Most times in order to get around with such a large class size, we take…

A Multi-city Experience

When I was initially looking through the study abroad website and searching for possible Maymester programs I was immediately drawn to the Pitt in Greece program because it is so mobile in nature. Unlike most programs, we have visited several cities in Greece instead of just staying in one place. This in itself makes this…