PITT Pals: Adjusting to life in the USA

Ashley Savage, graduate student in history and Huali Yu, senior in marketing, make a caramel apple magnet during the Craft Night, sponsored by PITT Pals in International Office on Friday, Sept. 30.

Jessica Sewing | Collegio Reporter The PSU Pitt Pals program enters its eighth semester with high hopes for another successful cultural experience. Brenda Hawkins says that the Pitt Pals experience is a two-way street, and benefits both parties involved. “It gives the American students not just the experience to serve,” said Hawkins, administrative specialist of international programs and services. “It also allows them a chance to have a cultural exchange with someone not from here.” According to Hawkins, it gives students the opportunity to see their own culture through someone else’s eyes. “Interacting with international students allows local students to expand their global thinking and their ability to learn about another culture.” From the international…