The impact study abroad has had on me

After arriving at the Pittsburgh International Airport, it really set in…it was over. My 3 months studying abroad had come to an end and I’d have to readjust to the American lifestyle. When I walked off of the plane, I got this feeling of relief that I was back in my home country, yet I…

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…

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…

The Journey Awaits

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Ethan Wdowiak. I am currently a Senior studying Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the University of Pittsburgh with plans to graduate in Spring 2019. Let me tell you, the time has flown since I began college. It’s hard to believe that this is my last…