The “I’m Proud of You” Talk

When I told my mother that I was planning on traveling completely alone, she was definitely taken aback. I would fly solo, stay in a hostel, and spend a weekend in a place I’ve been waiting to visit for years. After some hesitation, she told me to go for it with a great amount of…

Guten Tag, Germany!

Although I have been outside of the country several times, I have only ever been exposed to a foreign business environment once before. I found it very difficult to adjust to the different business culture I was exposed to. In Israel, where I had visited for business purposes, I felt very unprepared walking into my…

Life at Oaks Goldsbrough

On Pitt’s GBI Sydney program, students stay at The Oaks Goldsbrough apartments. The Goldsbrough is located in Darling Harbour, a popular area surrounded by restaurants and shops.  When I walked into our apartment for the first time, I immediately noticed the incredible view (as pictured above). I couldn’t believe that I would get to wake…

The Oaks at Darling Harbour

I’m staying in the Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments during this study abroad experience in Sydney, Australia. The people working at CAPA in Sydney set up our program in these apartments located on Pyrmont Street. The Oaks are situated in a prime position in the Darling Harbour neighborhood within the city of Sydney. Darling Harbour consists of…

Ready for Augsburg!

I am very excited for my trip to Germany; I cannot believe that there is only a little over three weeks until we leave. As each day goes by, I think more and more about this upcoming adventure. I am a little nervous, though, because I have never been to Germany before and I will…

Using OPAL like a Local

Commuting in Sydney is an interesting topic to explore because there are many different answers to the same question. I have been using Google Maps because it is well synced in the city, but I am always provided multiple routes for the same end destination. Sure, I could walk 20 minutes, or I could take…

Housing in Sydney

When studying abroad with CAPA in Sydney, Australia, you will be staying in the Oaks Goldsbrough apartments. The apartments are located on Pyrmont street in the center of Darlings Harbour. Oaks Goldsbrough is in the perfect location for students as you are only a short walk or bus ride from the CAPA center, where all…

My Life in Florence

Hello Everyone, After a month living in Florence, I can truly say that I have developed a routine of confronting daily life in Italy. I live in the Santa Maria Novella neighborhood of Florence. It is largely defined by The Basilica of the Santa Maria Novella located in the middle of the neighborhood. Around the…

Hola Madrid

I am now 2 weeks in my program in Madrid, Spain and I couldn’t be happier! I applied to this program only knowing one person, my friend Meredith. We were both nervous coming into our living situation since we were paired with two random girls from California. Since Meredith and I are both from the…