Experiencing the Down Under

When I was initially accepted into the program, I was surprisingly not as excited as I wish I would have been. I knew study abroad was going to be an incredible experience, but this feeling of hopefulness was something that had been taken away from me in the past. I remember as a freshman how…

Cultural Learning in Australia

The skills I have gained already in Australia are incomparable to those of which I could learn back home. The most impactful skills I have attained is cultural awareness and adaptability. Australia is extremely aware and proactive when it comes to appreciating indigenous rights and individual differences. It has been something that has resonated with…

Navigating Life in a New City

Navigating Life “Mind management and time management.” This was a piece of advice someone offered me before traveling to Sydney and it has stuck with me during my time here. One of the aspects of studying abroad in Australia is finding balance between living in an entirely new atmosphere while still maintaining goals and consistency…

Navigating the Australian Workload

Although there is a stereotype of Australians being laid-back, lying on the beach and barefoot, it couldn’t be further from the truth (well at least during the work week). Australians are hard workers and there is an expectation for me and the other students to get our work done in a timely fashion. Being “on-time”…

Semester in Sydney!

About Me Hello! My name is Eliza Drohan. I am a senior at The University of Pittsburgh majoring in Finance and Human Resources Management. I am currently studying abroad in Sydney, Australia based out of the CAPA center at The University of Technology Sydney. Part of the reason I chose Sydney, Australia was because it…