See Ya, ‘Straya

When I was on the plane flying to Australia, I remember being plagued with numerous fears, some more valid than others.  Now, on the plane returning home, I am filled with sadness to be leaving new friends and the beautiful country that became home.  The past seven weeks studying in Sydney, Australia were full of…

Coasting Into the End

My last few weeks in Sydney have been just as wonderful an experience as my first few. Now that I have settled into the rhythm of life, I feel more like a local than ever before. In addition to my internship and classes, I have even been able to travel within Australia. Since I was…

Working like an Aussie

As I looked at the calendar today, it dawned on me that I’ve passed the halfway point in my study abroad experience.  This realization filled me with sadness, but also a sense of pride.  Studying Abroad is unlike any experience I have had before.  I was terrified going in – I had no idea what…

Walking Left of Culture Shock

As I sit at a table outside of a small coffee shop by my apartment, eating a typical Australian “brekkie”, it strikes me how much more comfortable I feel in this country after living here slightly less than a week. When I landed at the airport at 6:00 AM on May 23rd, I had a…

Up and Away to Australia

Hi there! My name is Rachel Kuo and I’m finishing up my second year at the University of Pittsburgh.  I am a dual major in Marketing and Human Resources Management in the Pitt Business School.  At Pitt, I am a Resident Assistant for first-year residents living in the Business Living Learning community in Bruce Hall. …

Meet the Pitt Business Student Bloggers for Summer 2018!

Welcome to the Panther Study Abroad Program! Panther Program Blog Overview The University of Pittsburgh’s Panther Programs are offered for all students covering almost every academic major. Each Panther Program scholarship recipient participated in a program long blogging initiative to share their experiences with friends, family, and prospective students. Meet the Summer 2018 Pitt Business Student…