Reflecting on my Time in Sydney

It’s surreal to me that this will be my last post as I depart tomorrow back to Pittsburgh. I wanted to take the time to write a brief reflection of my time here and share some of the things I will miss the most about my time abroad. It truly has been a life changing…

Three Idyllic Portuguese Cities

After my first visit to Portugal on the breathtaking Southern coast near Lagos, I knew I needed to come back to see more of what the country had to offer. Fortunately, our ISA program provides us with a free trip to Lisbon and I was able to explore some new cities including Sintra and Évora…

Looking back on my Experiences

At this point in the program with less than a week left things are winding down and I’m starting to get ready for the return journey. I think what surprised me most about study abroad is how much I’ve learned and all the things I’ve seen and done. I feel like I learned so much…

The Differences I have encountered

Since coming to Europe and meeting new people, one of the most interesting experiences I have had is explaining aspects about the US that I have found totally normal that others do not find so normal. The funniest event that came to me was when my roommates (who are from Portugal and The Netherlands) told…

Studying Abroad in Sydney

G’day!   This blog post is going to a little deeper into studying abroad in Sydney, Australia! As I am only 10 days away from my program ending, I want to talk a little bit more about the culture in Sydney. The first thing I want to talk about is how us Americans are perceived…

Douces Rêveries à la Seine

  A weekend in Paris is always a good idea. I took it upon myself to eat my way through the romantic city and adventure across as many art museums in 72 hours. Starting at the Picasso Museum, located in the Marais District of Paris, you can spend hours getting lost in the Spanish artist’s…

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Hey guys, I can’t believe I’m at the point where I have less than two weeks in Sydney. It’s been some of the best times of my life but there were also some challenges looking back. Obviously going to a different city in a foreign country alone on the other side of the world was…

Italian Fall Break

We’ve reached the halfway point in our study abroad experience, and CAPA has generously given us a week of no classes and no internship. So, I packed my bags and set off for an 8-day excursion throughout Italy. My trip began in Venice on Saturday the 28th and ended in Rome on Saturday the 4th….

2 more weeks!

G’day! The end of this program is near! I cannot believe how fast this program is going, and am even more surprised that the end is only two weeks away! Last week, CAPA had an excursion called the ‘Road & Snore’ which was held at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney! This was one of the…