Living in the Urbanest

My life in Sydney began at the Urbanest located in a neighborhood called Ultimo and it’s where I call home. Ultimo, itself, is in a great location in Sydney. It’s within a 20-minute walk to the main train station, Central, which is great because every train in New South Wales goes through Central. It allows…

First week on the Job

My first week working for a real estate technology startup was interesting. I had no idea what to expect going into my first day because of the initial conversation I had on the phone with my internship supervisor. The first day, I got a tour of the Sydney Start-Up Hub building which is a place…

Living like a Madrileño

Adapting to the Spanish lifestyle and living like a local in Madrid is anything but difficult. Madrid is ranked to be one of the world’s most livable cities both by Business Insider and Deutsche Bank economists, and every day going about life in Madrid I am reminded by this. Before our classes started, students at…

How to Get Where You Need to Go in a New City!

One of the hardest things I find about going to a new place is figuring out how to get around, especially in foreign cities. Generally, the ticket machines have an English option, but not always and sometimes the tickets ask what specific part of the city you’re going to be traveling, for example, the inner…

Pitt Business International Day Photo Contest

Have you participated in a GBI, IIP or Plus3 Program in the last two years? If the answer is yes, you qualify to enter the Pitt Business International Day Photo Contest! how it works Select your category.  From the Classroom: What did you learn abroad? Share moments from the classroom in this category. To the City: Have…

Arriving in Shanghai

Hey Everybody! My semester in Shanghai has begun. I am going to school at East China Normal University (ECNU). This school is one of the top schools in China known for their teaching program. I decided to do the Business Language and Culture program because it allows me to take a wide range of classes…

Where Are We Headed?

     I want to accomplish the same basic goal academically, professionally, and personally during my time in Sydney. That goal is to “expand my horizons” and despite sounding cheesy and cliche it was one of the main driving factors for my decision to study abroad.      From an academic standpoint I want to…

My Weekend in Croatia

I’ve been living in Vienna, Austria for two weeks now and every second has been amazing. This weekend I made my first out-of-country trip to Croatia. My six friends and I traveled to Dubrovnik and Split, where we spend 3 days and 2 nights.  We decided it was best to travel to Croatia while it…

Expanding my parameters

So, I’ve been here for three weeks and it feels like it’s been way longer. I’ve been in a constant ‘observation mode’ while simultaneously trying to adjust into the culture that Australians embody. I came here without a clue of what Sydney would be like, just like every other student on this trip. I was…