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…

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…

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…

My expectations & My new mates

I had a lot of high expectations for myself before coming here. I knew that it wouldn’t be easy to balance the work that comes with classes I’m taking and working part time at Andiron Group. I knew what I has signed up for and the responsibilities I would have while here in Sydney. I…

Living in Sydney

I am very pleased with our living situation here in Sydney. CAPA provides the apartment and it is in a great location. We live in a suburb called Ultimo, like I mentioned in my previous blog post we are only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the train station, and this is one of…

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…