Weekend Update and Goals

What’s up blog world, here to give some updates of my time in Australia and also tell you what I’m trying to accomplish while I am here. Last weekend, the CAPA Program took us all out to the Blue Mountains for a hike and some sight seeing. It was about a two hour bus ride,…

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…

To My Future Self – Blog #2

Before boarding the plane that would take me half way around the world, I had no idea what to expect. I knew I would learn the most once I was actually living in Sydney; therefore, I did not put much thought into my expectations. The only assumptions I had before coming to Sydney was from…

Settling in Abroad

I am so glad to have arrived in Sydney for my semester abroad. I have begun to settle into my Housing in the Oaks Goldsbrough apartments. The living space is very similar to a hotel with some longer-term amenities. I am living with 3 roommates all of whom are students at Pitt. It has been…

I Arrived in a Land Down Under

It’s been a few weeks since I landed in Sydney and time has flown by. It seems like every time I check the time its nearing the end of the day and I am one day closer to leaving. Which also means I am closer to another 18 hour flight, by far the worst part…

Work Hard, Play Harder

Hellooooooooooooo, These past few weeks have been a lot more eventful! Some highlights of fun things I did: Three weeks into the program, I finally went to the beach for the first time! My friends and I went to Coogee Beach and it was like paradise. This is the kind of content I came to…

Summer in Sydney

G’day mates! These first weeks since I’ve touched down in Sydney have been a whirlwind. In less than 3 short weeks, I have already seen, experienced, and learned more than I could have imagined in this beautiful city that I get to call home for the next 3 months. So… let’s start at the beginning….

Hello from Down Under!

Hi everyone and welcome to my first blog post from Sydney! A little over two weeks ago, I officially landed in Australia (so glad that 15 hour flight is over). I am happy to report that I am finally settled into my home away from home for the next 3 and a half months. I…

My Aussie Routine – Blog #1

Almost two weeks have gone by and I am still overwhelmed with how much of Sydney I have yet to discover. I am staying in an apartment-style accommodation called Oaks Goldsbrough. Oaks is located in Pyrmont and just a short walk to Darling Harbour. There are a bunch of small cafés and parks surrounding the…