The End of a Chapter, and the Beginning of a New One 

These past three months in Sydney have exceeded any expectations I had when studying abroad. Not only have I made incredible memories and lifelong friends, but I have learned so much about Australia and what it means to live and experience a global city.   One of the most shocking things about Sydney, Australia is how…

Cultural Learning in Australia

The skills I have gained already in Australia are incomparable to those of which I could learn back home. The most impactful skills I have attained is cultural awareness and adaptability. Australia is extremely aware and proactive when it comes to appreciating indigenous rights and individual differences. It has been something that has resonated with…

Navigating Life in a New City

Navigating Life “Mind management and time management.” This was a piece of advice someone offered me before traveling to Sydney and it has stuck with me during my time here. One of the aspects of studying abroad in Australia is finding balance between living in an entirely new atmosphere while still maintaining goals and consistency…

Navigating the Australian Workload

Although there is a stereotype of Australians being laid-back, lying on the beach and barefoot, it couldn’t be further from the truth (well at least during the work week). Australians are hard workers and there is an expectation for me and the other students to get our work done in a timely fashion. Being “on-time”…

Semester in Sydney!

About Me Hello! My name is Eliza Drohan. I am a senior at The University of Pittsburgh majoring in Finance and Human Resources Management. I am currently studying abroad in Sydney, Australia based out of the CAPA center at The University of Technology Sydney. Part of the reason I chose Sydney, Australia was because it…

GBI Virtual Internship – Sydney, Australia

Greetings everyone! I am Benjamin Zhu, a rising junior at Pitt for fall 2021. I study Global Management and Supply Chain, and I also minor in Economics and Applied Statistics. I am from California and I live in the beautiful sunny region of southern California. My decision to come to Pitt stemmed from my curiosity…

My Remote Global Internship Experience: The Finale

I just want to start this blog post by apologizing for the late post! Hectic last week of work with the internship and the accompanying course, both of which have had an amazing impact on me. These past six weeks have given me a great opportunity to grow as a communicator and collaborator, especially in…