My Time in Bimini, Bahamas

I have spent the past week living in the world-famous Bimini Shark Lab (Bimini Biological Field Station) brushing my teeth with saltwater and learning about marine biology. It has been the highlight of my undergraduate career and has most definitely altered the path of my future career. Three years ago I reached out to a…

Swimming With Sharks for that NS Credit

Hello! My name is Victoria Kline, and I am a Junior at Pitt graduating in the Fall of 2020. This summer, I am going to the Bahamas to study Shark Ecology and Tropical Marine Biology at the world famous Bimini Shark Lab! One of my earliest memories is from around the age of 8ish. Yeah– that’s…

Meet the Pitt Business Student Bloggers for Summer 2019!

Welcome to the Panther Study Abroad Program! Panther Program Blog Overview The University of Pittsburgh’s Panther Programs are offered for all students covering almost every academic major. Each Panther Program scholarship recipient participated in a program long blogging initiative to share their experiences with friends, family, and prospective students. Meet the Summer 2019 Pitt Business Student…

Home Again Home Again Jiggity Jig

Before I left to study abroad in the Czech Republic, my neighbor told me I would come back a different person– he was right. After twelve weeks in Prague, I am finally state-side and have a completely new opinion of myself, and outlook on life. After being able to navigate a Czech-speaking country without relying on Google…

From Accidental Virus Downloader to Blockchain Queen

While my life experiences are dramatically increasing, the number in my bank account has been doing the opposite. So, I decided to pick up a new hobby to revive my sad PNC Student account. Since coming to Prague, I have actively started to freelance write in my spare time. It started with simple projects found…

11 Years Later

In 2007, I had an Au Pair from Germany named Elena. For those of you who don’t know what an Au Pair is, here’s a definition: Au Pair– a young foreign person, typically a woman, who helps with childcare in exchange for food, a room, English lessons, and some pocket money My mom had five…

Greece is the Time, is the Place, is the Motion

  Karpathos, a poem. I asked their mother what she liked more, this island or New Jersey. She said, “here, we live with less but have more.” I know what she means. In Karpathos, you can’t drink the tap water or escape the humidity and the Greeks don’t know how to stay in their lane…

Getting Reprimanded By 3 Bosses In One Day

When I was a little kid, it was common for my dad to come home from a full day of work and immediately collectively banish me and all 4 of my little sisters to time out. As kids, we didn’t get it. Our sassy response to him yelling at us was always, “if you don’t…