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…

Sydney, The Best Months of My life

Since being home I have been asked my times how my study abroad trip was, every single time I say that it was the best two months of my entire life. Visiting Australia had been number one on my bucket list ever since I was in middle school. When I had the chance to study…

Final Reflections on Australia

Challenges From My Abroad Experience The biggest challenge for me that I think I had to experience during my time in Australia involved with getting adjusted to my internship. Although it was exciting to be working in Sports Marketing and doing an internship that fit along with my career interests, it was also a very…

An Unexpected Goodbye

I have always been a student who spends a large portion of time on schoolwork. Before I arrived in Sydney, I knew that it would be tough to stay on top of my academics while exploring a new city. I knew that I would l place a lot of effort on schoolwork because of my…

End of an Adventure

My time in Sydney was life-changing and it’s a shame that my time there was cut short. I’m still thankful for the experiences I was able to have and the challenges I was able to overcome.  I would say one of the most difficult challenges I faced while in Sydney was having to manage my…

Never Really Over

Although I am no longer living in Sydney, Australia, the semester is far from over. Despite unprecedented circumstances, there are still responsibilities to uphold amongst challenges to overcome. The transition home and into a remote learning model was not necessarily a smooth process, but it was a necessary adjustment which helped me put the experience…

Goodbye for Now, Sydney

Like many other students studying abroad this spring, my semester in Sydney, Australia was tragically cut short due to the harsh effects of COVID-19. I had just woken up to attend my internship like any other Thursday morning when I received a flood of text messages and emails from peers and officials from the university…

Scheduling in Sydney: The Challenge of Prioritizing My Time

Though my time in Sydney, Australia has been some of the most exciting months of my life, this did not come without cultural adjustments and the challenge of adapting to a foreign environment. This semester, in addition to going to class, I am working at a market research company called Snooper where I function as…

Beating the “Bali Belly”

Over the course of the last eight weeks, I have experienced days of varying difficulty, causing me to always have to be ready to face whatever challenge materialized. While the greatest challenge thus far has been coping with the issues regarding COVID-19, the reason I am writing this post back in the United States, there…