Business Management Major Madison Shick '22 Reflects on Study Abroad Experience Student Profile
Meet Madison Shick '22
- Business Management
- West Middlesex, Pa.
- High School
- West Middlesex Area High School
- Now Living In
- Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Dream Job
- Marketing executive
- Hobbies & Interests
Teaching and practicing yoga, spending time with friends and anything that has to do with being outside
"Studying abroad is an experience that I recommend for everyone. It allows you to open your eyes to a different way of life that we do not experience in the U.S., and it inspires a passion for traveling. I have gained skills in communication, cooking and more, which I will always carry with me."
What made you want to study abroad in Rome?
Ever since I was in high school I knew that I wanted to study abroad. Italy was my number one destination. Rome was the perfect location because of how much the city has to offer. Each day I was able to see a new piece of Roman history.
What was an average day like for you while you were there?
During the weekdays I would go to class, explore the city and enjoy a delicious meal every night. My coursework included Food and Wine in Italy and The Art and Architecture of Rome. On the weekends I was able to travel the whole country of Italy. I explored all of Rome, and I visited the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Sorrento, Pompeii, Tivoli, Florence, Milan, Lake Como and Venice. Every single part of my trip was amazing. One of my favorite days was exploring the island of Capri on a speed boat. Swimming through the caves was magical!
How has this experience enhanced your education and skill set?
Studying abroad is an experience that I recommend for everyone. It allows you to open your eyes to a different way of life that we do not experience in the U.S., and it inspires a passion for traveling. I have gained skills in communication, cooking and more, which I will always carry with me. Studying abroad allowed me to become a more culturally aware and understanding person, both professionally and personally. It has also made me eager to travel more. Seeing how beautiful other cultures has made such an impact in my life.
What do you love about Point Park?
I enjoy being a student at Point Park because my professors care about my success. With the small campus community, I feel like my input really impacts the University as a whole. I appreciate that my professors care about me. I am able to ask for help and meet with them during their office hours whenever it is convenient.
Why would you recommend Point Park to a prospective student?
Point Park gives you a wide range of learning opportunities both within the classroom and throughout the city. With Pittsburgh being our location, it is so important to make great connections because of the access to so many businesses and organizations. Point Park is here to lead you through your career journey.
Explore more stories about Point Park's study abroad programs:
- Experiencing Italy: Business Students and Faculty Explore Major Cities and Local Culture
- At Student Teaching Placement in Ireland, Paige Fichte '22 Explored Teaching Methods and Culture
- School of Education Students Reflect on Value of Student Teaching Abroad in Spain