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Active Spotlights:
Emily Ahearn
Major: Industrial Engineering
Who is your role model and why?
My role model is my older sister, Ashlyn. She handles every situation with grace and positivity, which are two things that I believe everyone could use a little bit more of in life. She has taught me so much about life through the years and continues to be my person each and every day.
Do you have any helpful hints for international travel?
The biggest piece of advice I can give for international travel is to not hold back. Dive deep into the culture, the people, the food (especially the food), and everything else there is to experience. Experiencing other cultures is such a privilege and an honor. Get out and explore while you have the time!
Tell me about your experience abroad.
I studied abroad in Florence, Italy this past May for five weeks, and it was the best five weeks of my life. I fell in love with the city, the food, the wine, and the art. My favorite pizza place was “Gusta Pizza.” I highly recommend going there if you ever get the chance! (Guy Fieri would also agree.)
Samantha Morin
Major: Industrial Engineering
Tell me about your experience abroad.
This past summer Emily Ahearn and I got to experience the wonders of Italy for 5 weeks through Pitt’s Engineering of the Renaissance Program in Florence, Italy. We earned 6 credits and had the time of our lives while taking in the rich culture of Florence, and other parts of Italy on the weekends. My personal favorite place we visited was the island of Capri, where I got to see the most beautiful views and bluest water I could imagine. The food was incredible, the wine was even more incredible, and seeing the art and history associated with the tuscan region was more than I could have ever hoped.
Did you learn any tips for future international travel?
Plan ahead where you want to go. If you are visiting a place where you don’t have
time to look up the best sites, try a tour group. Look into discounted tickets on the internet for attractions. Make color copies of your passport to carry around and have someone back in the US hold on to.
Favorite Phi Rho Memory:
Every semester we have our banquet where the Historian typically puts together a slideshow of the semester’s photos from all of our events. This always gets me all emotional in reminding myself what a big part of my life is Phi Rho and how many of my college memories are attributed to it. Top moments are likely at our retreats, where I can be surrounded by my sisters and try to push out other stresses in my life to focus on them and have a great time together.
Favorite Quote:
“Don’t take life too seriously, nobody gets out alive anyway.” - Van Wilder
Your Happy Place:
My grandparent’s cottage on Lake Webster in New Hampshire. It’s the most beautiful place and I have been going there my whole life every summer.
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