LAST DAY!

After we all successfully tested negative for covid we drove to Larnaca, where we had the option to spend our last day at the beach or walking around the town. My friends and I chose to spend the day at the beach, and it couldn’t have been a nicer ending to the program.  We started…

2nd to Last Day in Cyprus

Yesterday we went to PWC, Price Water House Coopers. It is a multinational accounting, auditing, and finance company.  We were taken up the the ninth floor of the building where you could see a view of Nicosia. The office was very modern. What they considered there everyday office space had a bar, multiple high tech…

Crossing the Border

Today we went to Famagusta. This is in the are a of Cyprus that is under Turkish control. We had to be prepared with our passports and we went through a thorough check when crossing the border. We also had to have a Turkish representative stay with us while we were exploring the city, and…

Bye Cyprus :(

Today was a super easy day since the company visits we had planned ended up getting cancelled. Instead, we got to spend some time at the beach in Larnaca. First we woke up and went to the pharmacy to take our covid tests to get back in the US, which were all negative. Then, we…

Last Day of Business

Today we had our final company event, which took place at PWC. They took us to the top floor of their building, which was the coolest office area I had ever seen. The windows overlooked all of Nicosia and the technology inside was super advanced. They even had a hologram, which I had never seen…

Ghost Town in Famagusta

Today we drove to Famagusta to see the area that was abandoned after the Turkish invasion and to look at the old city. As we crossed the Turkish line, they needed to check all of our passports and assigned us a Turkish escort to stay with us the whole time we were there. The first…

Day 11: Final Day

Today was the last day. We did not do any company visits or cultural tours, so this will be a shorter one. However, we did visit the beach in Larnaca again. We had fun swimming in the water, which was warmer than the other beaches we went to; eating ice cream; and playing volleyball. There…

Day 10: TechnoOffice

Today, we visited PrciewaterhouseCoopers. They are a network of professional services companies dedicated to maintaining better business practices in the future. Our visit to them was quite interesting. Their office was filled with futuristic seeming technologies. They had a hologram-like projector that used the reflection off of an angled pane of glass to give the…

A Day of relaxation

Our last day on the island was for leisure and I took full advantage. After we all received negative covid tests, we headed straight for the beach. I got straight into the water and swam as far as I could. We then returned to volleyball with a vengeance. This time we upped our game, and…

A Day at PWC

Our last business day was spent in the futuristic office of Price Waterhouse Cooper. Upon arriving, I was stunned by the level of sophistication and luxury of the office space we were visiting. There was a barista behind a coffee bar, and I treated myself to a latte. There was a stage that housed a…

A Day on the Turkish Side

Today I learned a lot more about the complex political scene of modern-day Cyprus and got to witness this complexity firsthand.  I was excited for today as I knew we were visiting the Turkish side of the island, but I didn’t know much about the history behind the split. I later learned that after the…

A Day at the University

Today was an academic day, where we spent our time at the University of Nicosia. To start the day, we heard from a ship management company that was based in Hong kong. This was an interactive and fun session, where they quizzed us throughout. One interesting fact I learned was that 800 boxes of shoes…

A Day of Culture

Today I got a much better feel for the culture and history of Cyprus. The sky was shrouded in clouds across the whole island for a change. To me, this was a welcomed break from the sweltering heat of the sun, and it made my sightseeing more enjoyable. To start, we visited the ancient ruins…

Day 8: Lectures and Shipping

Today, we met with to different ship management companies, Fleet Management Limited and Mediterranean Shipmanagement Company, in addition to receiving two lectures from two professors at the University of Nicosia. The ship management companies discussed their global reach. Both companies work internationally but have offices in Cyprus. Fleet Management Limited also discussed their PARIS software….

The Final Day

Today we spent our final day on the island of Cyprus at the beach. We were on the bus by 9am, in order to get COVID tested. We had to get a test in order to return back to the United States tomorrow. Afterwards we went to Larnaca and spent the majority of our day…

Cyprus 2’s Last (Full) Day in Cyprus!

Today was the last full day we had in Cyprus. It was bittersweet to say the least. I am excited to go back home and spend time with my family but this trip was so much fun. I met so many people and learned so much, I will definitely think about doing another program next…

How about two more weeks?

Today was our last day in Cyprus. We started the day off at the pharmacy for covid tests. Luckily, we all tested negative! After our covid tests, we took a 45 minute drive to Larnaca to head to the beach. Since our meeting with ExxonMobil was canceled, we had a good four hours at the…

Day Eleven: Goodbye Cyprus :(

Today was sadly our last day in Cyprus, but at least it was another surprise beach day. It really hit me that this trip, simultaneously the longest yet fastest one I’ve been on, was coming to an end. Everything I did today was a nostalgic last, but it was a great way to end the…

Hitting the Beach!

My time in Cyprus has sadly come to an end. Throughout my two weeks here, I have learned so much about Cypriot culture and business/ engineering practices and gotten to know my peers and instructors. I am happy to say that I will be leaving this trip with not only a lot of knowledge but…

Last Day :(

Unfortunately today was our last day in Cyprus, but at least we were blessed with another beach day after Exxon Mobil cancelled on us due to the things going on in Ukraine. So instead of our meeting, we took our Covid tests in the morning and headed to Larnaca to enjoy some more sun. The…