My Trip to New Zealand

Before leaving for Australia I would have never guessed that I would be traveling as much as I am. It’s crazy to think about. I’ve seen so many much of Sydney, swam in the Great Barrier Reef and had a spring break in Bali. But the most memorable trip I took happened towards the end…

A Sydney Experience

While living in Sydney, I have made sure that I’ve made it around to a wide variety of sites in and around the city. In this post, I’ll take you through three of my personal favorite spots in the amazing harbor city! Manly Beach: Who doesn’t love the beach? Australia’s beaches are world renowned for…

Balancing work/school/travel

During the first few weeks of being abroad, everyone usually experiences the “culture shock”. It’s totally a natural feeling and it’s common for people to feel this when it’s there first time being away from home for a long period of time, like myself. When I got to Sydney, I really tried to familiarize myself…

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 really convenient because every train in New South Wales goes through Central. It…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…