What Kind of Semester Has It Been?

After an entire day flying back home and almost a week battling the sludge of jetlag I’ve finally fully returned from my semester abroad in Sydney- and what a semester it has been. It felt like this semester was the missing piece of my time at Pitt. It took everything that I have learned academically,…

All Roads Lead to Melbourne

For my semester’s (Southern hemisphere) spring break, I decided to travel outside my adopted home of Sydney and fly south to Melbourne. Much like my semester abroad, I waited until the last minute to really plan and pack for my trip. Two nights before my intended departure date I booked the cheapest flight that I…

Spice,Sea, and Safely Observing Wildlife- The Highlights of Sydney

Trying to condense the best of Sydney, a giant, sprawling and historic city into three sites alone is near impossible. So what I’m going do in this post is give you my top three sites of Sydney and fulfill my childhood dream as an unpaid internet tour guide. Spice Alley As I write this blog…

9-5 Down Under

My internship while studying abroad in Sydney is entirely different from any previous work or internship experience I’ve had. I am not only the only intern at my internship but the only permanent employee as well. I am working as a Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Unbridled Pty LTD. Unbridled is a business consulting firm…

Sydney Expectations New & Old

One thing about my Sydney experience that has rung true from an academic, professional, and personal perspective is how heavily the expectations I had before I arrived where subverted. When people discuss studying abroad- you hear so much that expect something completely foreign to everything you know. However where the culture shock really comes from…

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…

Ferries, Trains and Buses- Travelling in Sydney

There are always similarities between cultures- little normalities that bring the comfort of home to a place otherwise alien. The highs and lows of public transportation are one of these similarities that bridge the gap between Pittsburgh and Sydney. Sydney’s main mode of transportation includes networks of buses,ferries, and trains. I use 2/3rds of these…

What’s Next?

Hola Pittsburgh! My name is Martyn Megaloudis and I am a senior here at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Marketing and Finance (but only Finance if you were to ask my parents). I am originally from North Plainfield, New Jersey but over the course of the last two years I’ve come to know Pittsburgh…