The Impact of Irish History

I am interested in learning more about the division of Ireland into Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland. During the Protestant Reformation, many European powers turned their backs on the Roman Catholic church and engaged in Protestantism, including England. Since Ireland was a papel possession of England, the future of its religious faith was…

Hasta Luego

Hey everyone, I am so sad to say that my time in Madrid has finally come to a close and I am writing this blog from back home in Pittsburgh amidst a thunderstorm (a drastic change of weather, to say the least). This program has changed me for the better and I could not be…

The Final Countdown

Hello everyone! This is unfortunately my last week in Madrid, and I truly cannot believe it; my time here has absolutely flown right past me. This experience has taught me so so much not only about Spain, its culture, and new internship skills, but also about myself. I feel that this experience has helped me…

Internal Leadership

Hello everybody! We are already at week six – I cannot believe it. My time here in Madrid is flying by, and I am truly enjoying every single moment of it. My internship and my experiences abroad have taught me so much not only about the Spaniards and European culture, but also about myself. This…

My Remote Global Internship Experience: The Finale

I just want to start this blog post by apologizing for the late post! Hectic last week of work with the internship and the accompanying course, both of which have had an amazing impact on me. These past six weeks have given me a great opportunity to grow as a communicator and collaborator, especially in…

Concluding My Time at the LBA

This summer has been nothing but ordinary as we are in the midst a global pandemic. However, this unique set of circumstances has provided me with an opportunity I would have never had before COVID-19. The opportunity to do an internship abroad has provided me with a great skill set that will be transferable to…

Video Update from London

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Introduction to the LBA

My name is Matthew Sumner and I am a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in finance, minoring in economics and pursing a certificate in business analytics. I am from a small farm town about an hour outside of Philadelphia and have loved my time in the city at Pitt so far. The…

The End of My Virtual Internship Experience

Hi everyone! These past six weeks have gone by so quickly, and I can’t believe I’m already writing my last blog post. At the beginning of my virtual internship experience, I was honestly both nervous and excited because I didn’t know what to expect but, I was eager to go through this experience as I…