Week 0: Hi, I’m Sam

Hi everyone, I’m Sam Predmore, a rising senior majoring in Industrial Engineering here at the University of Pittsburgh, with a concentration in Operations Research and Computer Modeling and an Engineering Data Analytics certificate. Outside of class, I play on the club Ultimate Frisbee team, volunteer at Challah for Hunger, and will be working as a…

The Big Decision

One of my main focuses of this program in Los Angeles is to see if this city is the right place for me following my graduation next April. In the entertainment industry, there are two central hubs where most of the work is done: New York or Los Angeles. I grew up in North Jersey,…

Dealing with the Challenges

Being still in the United States, there are less challenges than what other countries might present. Nevertheless, Los Angeles is an extremely vibrant city with tons to do around lots of people. The biggest challenge is trying to estimate the utter size of this city. Anaheim and Santa Monica feel two New York Cities a…

Week 3- Austria Takeaways

As I reflect on my first part of my study abroad experience in Graz, Austria, here are my 3 key takeaways.  To begin with, I have grown very comfortable in my new city of Graz. It is the second largest city in Austria. Although I slightly struggled with directionality at times, I eventually got accustomed…

The Great Expectations of London

Hopping back on to write a little bit about how my adjustment abroad has compared to my expectations. Studying abroad is something I always knew I would do– even before coming to Pitt– as seeing the world from a new perspective is something I believe everyone needs to experience. For someone who has never left…

What London Has Taught Me So Far

Hello again! Checking back in from London! After a few weeks in the city now, this place is finally starting to feel like a home away from home, and while I can’t imagine leaving, I am almost excited to return to the U.S and be able to reflect on this experience with such warm memories…

Wyoming Spring Creek Field Study Introduction: Maclaine Oskin

Hello! My name is Maclaine Oskin and I am a rising sophomore hoping to pursue an environmental science and urban studies double major throughout my undergrad here at the University of Pittsburgh. After graduation I am interested in exploring the implications of urbanization on the environment, as well as the integration and amalgamation of natural…

If I lived in Florence full-time…

Florence is unlike anywhere I have lived before. The main industry here is tourism, so it doesn’t seem like I’d find a traditional marketing job here. But that’s fine with me, I can get creative. Currently, I live in the City Center, which is where all of the tourists come. Many people think that Florence…

Wyoming Spring Creek Introduction – Julia Huczko

Hi! My name is Julia Huczko and I am a rising Junior at the University of Pittsburgh. I am majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and hope to obtain a certificate in GIS. After graduation, I plan to pursue my PhD in Ecology and work in field research. Currently, I have been studying Forest Ecology…

Wyoming Spring Creek Introduction

Hello, I’m Zach Burke, and I will be entering my last semester this fall as an Ecology and Evolution major with a minor in religious studies. Most of my interests are related to the Ecology field; I enjoy spending my time hiking, birding, and fly-fishing. Some of my other favorite activities are photography, basketball, reading…