Walk it, Talk it, Tour it

So this weekend I went on a street art tour around Buenos Aires. Before I go on with my thoughts, I want address an important question: what actually is street art? My tour guide talked a lot about this. Lots of us associate street art with some sort of negative connotation. Maybe we think about…

Thank You!

As this is my final blog, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped me make this study abroad experience possible. It has been a life changing experience and I have grown so much while being abroad these past few months. I am honored to be a scholarship recipient and thanks to…

Abroad Experience

With only two weeks left in my spring semester in Dublin, I find myself looking back on my experiences this semester. Dublin has been an incredible adventure that I am grateful for everyday, however, there were various challenges that I faced over the past three months. The biggest challenge I faced while living in Dublin…

The End to a Wonderful Semester

Studying abroad in Australia was certainly a dream come true. When I first entered Pitt, I knew that I wanted to study abroad, however, I could never choose a destination because they all sounded absolutely incredible. During Spring Semester that year, I had decided (after carefully planning) that I wanted to spend a semester in…

Around the World in Food

Trying a new dish in another country is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in its culture, and conveniently, I tend to eat my way through my adventures. Here are my favorite meals from my extra excursions – many of which were recommended by locals. Paris, France On our first day in Paris,…

Returning to Reality: USA, Here I Come

We often talk about the culture shock of going to (nevermind living in) a new country with completely different expectations and way of life. What we often don’t discuss is the effect of coming back. Being in London for a decent amount of time, it became my new home; my ‘home away from home.’ Going…

An Open Letter to My (F)roomies

Going to London, I knew a few people from Pitt in my program, but wasn’t living with any of them. When I opened the door on Wednesday morning, all I knew about my living arrangement was that I would be arriving to new roommates from across the country whom I knew little to nothing about,…

Overcoming Challenges Abroad

The biggest challenge that I faced during my time abroad was the time difference. Australia was absolutely wonderful and looking back on it, I really did not struggle to overcome any challenges that I faced other than the time difference. When I first arrived to the country, I was 16 hours ahead of all of…

Sites to See

My top three sites to see in Sydney are Bondi Beach, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and the Sydney Harbor. Bondi Beach is by far my favorite beach in the city because of the gorgeous sand, clear water, and cute beach front stores. Going to Bondi is great for a warm day as you can relax…