The “I’m Proud of You” Talk

When I told my mother that I was planning on traveling completely alone, she was definitely taken aback. I would fly solo, stay in a hostel, and spend a weekend in a place I’ve been waiting to visit for years. After some hesitation, she told me to go for it with a great amount of…

Life at Oaks Goldsbrough

On Pitt’s GBI Sydney program, students stay at The Oaks Goldsbrough apartments. The Goldsbrough is located in Darling Harbour, a popular area surrounded by restaurants and shops.  When I walked into our apartment for the first time, I immediately noticed the incredible view (as pictured above). I couldn’t believe that I would get to wake…

The Oaks at Darling Harbour

I’m staying in the Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments during this study abroad experience in Sydney, Australia. The people working at CAPA in Sydney set up our program in these apartments located on Pyrmont Street. The Oaks are situated in a prime position in the Darling Harbour neighborhood within the city of Sydney. Darling Harbour consists of…

Using OPAL like a Local

Commuting in Sydney is an interesting topic to explore because there are many different answers to the same question. I have been using Google Maps because it is well synced in the city, but I am always provided multiple routes for the same end destination. Sure, I could walk 20 minutes, or I could take…

Housing in Sydney

When studying abroad with CAPA in Sydney, Australia, you will be staying in the Oaks Goldsbrough apartments. The apartments are located on Pyrmont street in the center of Darlings Harbour. Oaks Goldsbrough is in the perfect location for students as you are only a short walk or bus ride from the CAPA center, where all…

Sydney Apartment Tour!

This semester, students traveling on the Sydney GBI trip live in the Oaks Goldsbrough apartments located in Darling Harbour. Our accommodations are apartment style flats with four students staying in each apartment. I share a room with a friend who also goes to Pitt, but we live in our flat with two other girls from…

Daily Life Down Under

During our study abroad program in Sydney, all of the students this year are housed in the Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments in the Pyrmont neighborhood of Sydney. Pyrmont is in a very convenient location, with everything you would need being in a 15 minute radius. The apartments are located right across from Darling Harbour, which is…

Intro to Sydney

I first want to introduce myself to everyone reading this. My name is Maurice Scott, and I am a Junior at the University of Pittsburgh and I am attending the College of Business Administration pursuing a degree in Marketing. I am a Nordenberg Leadership Scholar while also serving as a Chair for the Fundraising Committee…

Getting Around Down Under

It has been almost an entire month since I have arrived in Sydney, so I have had time to explore the city a good amount. Between traveling to and from class, my internship and all the places I have had a chance to see in the Sydney area so far, I think it is safe…