Santiago, Chile in Spring 2022

Hello everyone! My name is Tobin, and I am delighted that I will spend this spring semester in Santiago, Chile. I am from Wyndmoor, PA so my house is about 20 minutes on foot from Philadelphia city limits. I am a junior majoring in English Literature, minoring in Spanish and doing the BPhil in International and Area Studies – Global Studies…

London Calling

Hello everyone! My name is Lindsey, and I am so excited to be writing to you all from London! I am originally from outside of Philadelphia in Delaware County. I am currently a junior at Pitt majoring in Marketing and pursuing certificates in International Business and Leadership and Ethics. On campus I am involved in…

Buon Giorno from Italy!

About Me My name is Sydney Smith and I am a junior in the business school majoring in marketing with certificate in leadership and ethics and an honors distinction. During my time at Pitt I have served as both the VP of Community Service for Women in Business and VP of Social Impact for the…

CEA Paris: Closing Remarks

Paris me manque Truthfully, I have been back in the United States for one week and I can assuredly say that I miss Paris a lot. I miss the picturesque streetscapes, the amazing food, and the romantic atmosphere that saturates the City of Lights. I miss the friends that I have made, my classmates, my…

Expectations: exceeded

Happy holidays, everyone! Christmas has arrived in Cambridge, and the streets are brightly lit with lights in the windows of shops and decorations all around the city. Some of my house mates and I traveled into London last weekend and experienced the Christmas preparations amid England’s Storm Arwen. Even in the face of the rain,…

CEA Paris: An Open Letter

To Whom it may Concern, Hello my name is Stefan Bordeianu, and I am nearing the end of my study abroad experience in Paris. My time in France was a bit unconventional due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, but it has nevertheless been transformative. The intention of this letter is to provide prospective study abroad students…

CEA Paris: A Life in France

What would my life in France look like if I stayed? As I am meeting more and more people outside of my study abroad program in France, I am realizing that many of them moved to France relatively recently and only plan on staying for a few years. Many of them are European and benefit…

CEA Paris: How to Stay Safe in Paris

Paris is very different from Pittsburgh. And although there is a lot of good associated with these differences, it is beneficial to be aware of some of the risks involved with living in the capital of France. Stay within city limits France takes great pride in its cities. Paris, as France’s capital, is a perfect…

CEA Paris: My First Few Weeks Abroad

As I am nearing the midway point of my study abroad experience, I think it would be appropriate to share the three biggest takeaways that I have taken from my time in France. The Best Way to Learn French The best way to learn French is by picking up on the subtleties of the French…

CEA Paris: Expectations v. Reality

My first six weeks in Paris have been a transformative and rewarding experience, but they were not exactly what I had expected. Expectations Before going to Paris, I had lived in Rome for a short period of time in high school and frequently visited my family in Romania. Because I had spent so much time…