Concluding my time abroad

It has been about a  week and a half since I boarded a plane leaving Australia. To say that my semester abroad flew by is an understatement. It’s still hard to grasp that I am no longer studying abroad. Although it felt short, I truly believe that I made the most of my time. Most…

The What If’s

Did you really love studying abroad if you didn’t on multiple occasions play out a scenario where you’d move to the country permanently? As three months have gone by, I’ve considered Sydney to be somewhat of my home. But I’d love to also call it my permanent home. Ironically Sydney has so many aspects that…

Reflecting on my Time Abroad

Unbelievably, my time in Sydney is coming to an end. It is crazy to think that I will be leaving soon as it does not feel as if a whole semester has gone by. I did thoroughly enjoy my time though! I met amazing people, saw interesting things, and ate so much good food. It’s…

One Month Left…

As my title suggests, I have a little over a month left till I board my flight out of Australia. Thinking about how this semester is coming to an end is both saddening and frightening. I was just beginning to feel as if this city was my home- I am getting comfortable navigating the city…

Finding a Home in Sydney

At this halfway point in the semester I can confidently say I am very comfortable in my new city. I find myself using my phones’ GPS less to get around the neighborhood, and my commute to work and school requires little thought. I’ve pieced together where certain towns are and where certain landmarks are located…

Halfway Through…

As I am writing this essay I’m currently at the Gold Coast Airport due to a layover waiting for my flight back to Sydney. I am on my way back from my “spring” break in New Zealand- such an amazing, once in a lifetime experience. A nice getaway from the hustle and bustle of the…

Settling in… (Blog 2: February)

It has been a little over a month since my arrival to Sydney. I would like to say I’m pretty much settled in! I have established a routine and have memorized my daily schedule of classes and internship. I am, however, of course still trying new foods and trying to venture to new places. Just…

First Thoughts on my Life in Sydney (Blog 1: January)

It has now been exactly two full weeks since I have been in Sydney, Australia. I have had a week and a half of classes and internship. I am taking three classes- Managing Global Supply Chains, International Marketing, and International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior. All classes are taught by Australian faculty and my classmates are…

GBI Sydney Introductory Post

Hi! My name is Candice and I will be studying abroad Spring 2019 through the GBI Sydney program. I hope this introductory post will not only showcase who I am but also be something I can look back on after my abroad experience! A little bit about me- I was born and raised in Southern…