Danya Carithers is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A marketing major at the University of Pittsburgh, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.
In this week's post, Danya talks about academics abroad and what her classes are like in Italy.
So far, it’s been wonderful traveling, eating at fantastic restaurants, and aimlessly walking around Florence with my friends, but I’ve actually had to do some school work in this beautiful city as well. Yeah it’s been hard to remember that I’m studying abroad. But, I won’t have trouble remembering this week because I have midterms and now is my time to buckle down and study… in a library. While it’s easy to complain about studying text books instead of pretending that I’m on vacation, I honestly really enjoy my classes here at CAPA and I've found a few ways to make studying more fun in Florence.
Because I’m pursuing a certificate in International Business, I’ve had to complete a lot of required classes here. To be specific, I am taking "International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior", "Global Workforce Management", "International Economy", "International Marketing", and "Understanding Modern Italy" (taught in Italian). So in case you don’t know what some of those lengthy titles mean; I’m taking a bunch of business classes. I’m not going to lie to you and say my two and a half years of business lectures have been exhilarating because those lectures can get so dry. But, I honestly think CAPA does a good job at keeping me interested and motivated.
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