Day 11: The Final Day

We began our last day in Cyprus with our last hotel breakfast and a trip over to the pharmacy to get Covid tested to return to the United States. Thankfully, all of us were negative! We then headed over to Vasilliko Port or VVTV, a company which specializes in cement as well as holding storage….

Day 10: The Last Mezze

Today we had a longer morning to rest up before heading to PWC’s high tech building in Nicosia. We began with some refreshments from the bar before being introduced to PWC’s company with a hologram projected in front of us all. This area also had yoga balls we could sit on! After this, we moved…

Day 9: Famagusta

Today we made our way to the Turkish side of Cyprus past the border towards the abandoned ghost town of Famagusta. Famagusta used to be the biggest tourist location on the island before Turkey overtook the city in 1974 leaving the many Greek Cypriots to evacuate and any who attempted to return were killed. Many…

Day 8: Fleets and Forcasting

Today we spent our day at UNIC for a company visit and some talks with representatives from the University. We met with Fleet Management Limited which originates from Hong Kong but has a main branch in Cyprus as well. We began with an overview of the company and then proceeded on with being asked questions…

Day 6 & 7: Paphos Adventures

We began our weekend with a a two hour bus ride with a guided tour as all of the surroundings and archeological sites were pointed out to us. We took a deeper look into a part of the Kourion archeological site in the form of the amphitheater and bathing area. Following this we stopped by…

Day 5: Fish and the Seas

Today we began our day with a company visit in Limassol to BSM Maritime Training Center where we were able to see the processes and simulations used to train seafarers. We even got to play around with the one simulation and see how it worked! Following this, we delighted ourselves with a fishy group meal…

Day 4: Donkeys, Mountains, and Cyprus Delights

We hit the road early to go to the mountains in Troodos Square which was held on the highest mountain in Cyprus! This mountain is a place where it also snows every year. While here, I was able to try Cyprus Delights and other sweets that were free samples as well as peruse various souvenirs…

Day 3: Ports and the Sea

Today we started off the day on our way back to Limassol to meet with both the Dubai Ports World company as well as Eurogate. We were able to have all our questions answered and see the processes of the company in real time with the onsite tours in place. Eurogate also gave us a…

Day 2: Company Visits in Limassol

We started our first day of company visits off with a bus ride over to Limassol where we were near the sea and visited Medochemie, a pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Cyprus which they are working to expand even more globally as they already have centers in Vietnam and sell to various countries specifically in…

Starting With the New, Ending With the Old

After some sleep, we started off our first full day in Cyprus with the complementary hotel breakfast where there was a versatile coffee maker that could make all different types of coffee in seconds! Walking through Cyprus it is very clear that coffee is a big part of their culture. Afterwards, we began with a…

A New Adventure

Hello everyone! I’m Kate Friedemann from Spring City, PA about 45 minutes outside of Philly. I’m currently a freshman at Pitt in the business school! I’m currently undecided but leaning towards being a Marketing and Supply Chain Management major and minoring in Economics. I also plan to obtain a Certificate in Leadership and Ethics. I…