Until Next Time…

That’s it for my study abroad experience!   It’s hard to believe I’m completely done with the semester. I’m not back to normal yet, part of me still wants to roll out of bed, slip into my business casual attire and hop on the tube. Every morning so far, I’ve made myself a cup of…

A Life Abroad

It’s hard to believe that in a few days I’ll be on a plane heading back to the states. Leaving here feels bittersweet, because although I’ve had the time of my life, I’m ready to see family, friends and familiar territory once again. I will definitely be back to the UK at some point in…

Huge on Bruges

Because the UK is so close to other global cities/countries compared to the US, I took advantage of the ease of access and traveled outside of London. So far I’ve had the opportunity to visit Stonehenge, Bath, Dover, Brighton, Paris, Brussels, Bruges and Amsterdam. Every single trip was an incredible experience, and I feel immensely…

My List of Must Sees

Below are the top 3 sights to see in London, in no particular order, according to me! Boxpark Shoreditch. Here you’ll find massive empty shipping containers that have been converted into pop-up shops selling apparel, lifestyle products, food and drink. The “pop-up mall” is an innovative idea and effective use of space, and you can’t…

Working In London

Over the semester, I’ve been working as a Marketing and Communications Intern for Young Citizens, an educational nonprofit charity organization here in London. I now feel entirely comfortable working alongside British coworkers, though I was definitely anxious about starting the job. I had no idea what the difference was between a UK workplace and a…

Surprises While Abroad

My first “OK wow, I’m abroad” moment… It was very early on in the semester. My roommate Steve and I had bought tickets to go see the 2019 Ping Pong World Championship, which was located north of London in an area called Alexandra Park. The bus we took wound up and around a few hills,…

Mind the Gap

One of my favorite parts about being in London is the exceptionally convenient public transportation. My commute to and from work, though long, is easy to do. Walking from my flat to the nearest underground station takes less than a minute, and I’ve grown comfortable using it to travel around the city. If it’s late…

New Places, New Faces

I didn’t know anyone in this photo prior to leaving the states (including the dog). The five of us met on an excursion in Paris. Between getting lost in the Louvre, gazing in awe at the Eiffel tower, and eating more French bread than I thought humanly possible, we learned the ins and outs of…

Off to London

Hello all, welcome to my blog! My name’s Will Komoll, Junior at the University of Pittsburgh. Here at Pitt I’m majoring in Marketing, with certificates in Communications and Digital Media. In terms of Pitt-associated curriculars outside of the classroom, I’m involved in Phi Beta Lambda and Pitt’s Public Relations firm. Last summer I worked in…