Backpacking in Beijing

Hey everyone! Two weeks ago we had a national holiday. It was Labor Day, so we went to Beijing for a few days. We traveled to Beijing with nothing but a backpack and found that we still packed too much stuff! On day 1 we took the bullet train to the Beijing South station. We…

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…