Work Hard Play Hard

Studying abroad in Berlin has been one of the best choices I’ve ever made, because I feel like I am experiencing so much and growing as a person. I have been working on a new project at work, which has taught me a lot about starting a business and the logistics behind it. Also, I…

Is This Truly My Summer?

After 3 weeks in Berlin, I still find myself constantly reprocessing where I am. Even though I have settled into the city and my daily routine, it still seems so insane that I get to spend my summer in a place as great as Berlin. Looking back at the time I have spent here so…

Expectation vs. Reality

Hallo! I just completed the third week of my study abroad program in Berlin, where I learn something new every day. Before leaving for Germany, I tried to come in with an open mind, yet I still had expectations for how my experience would go. Expectations can be good or bad, depending on how you…

My Home for the Summer

Guten Tag! After 2 weeks, I am starting to feel like a resident of Berlin, even if I do only have 6 weeks left. This city is so intricate and expansive, so it can be hard to find your way around each of the neighborhoods. For the summer, I am living in Charlottenberg, west of…

Learning in Berlin

Before coming to Berlin, I thought about what I want to achieve during my time here. Study abroad programs are such a unique opportunity to grow and develop academically, professionally, and personally, so I hope to take advantage of every chance I get to learn. I mentioned my main goals in my last blog post,…

Looking Forward to Berlin

Hello! My name is Caitlin Jarrell, and I am a rising junior in the College of Business Administration. My majors are Finance and Global Management with minors in French and Political Science. Outside of the classroom, I am Senior Vice President of Phi Chi Theta, which I helped to reactivate on Pitt’s campus! I am…