Reflecting on My Time Abroad

Our time abroad is already over. Time really flew after our spring break, I think we really got used to our weekly routines and it made time fly by. Studying abroad was one of the best decisions I have made, if not the best. I am so grateful for all of the people I’ve met…

And thats a wrap mate!

Well, that went fast. It’s been two weeks since my study abroad program has ended. It wasn’t easy leaving a place that I grew to love so much. Also it was so hard saying goodbye to so many friends that I grew so close with. But after spending a week in Queenstown, New Zealand it…

What Kind of Semester Has It Been?

After an entire day flying back home and almost a week battling the sludge of jetlag I’ve finally fully returned from my semester abroad in Sydney- and what a semester it has been. It felt like this semester was the missing piece of my time at Pitt. It took everything that I have learned academically,…

Thank You Sydney

As I look back and reflect on my time in Sydney, it’s hard for me to explain how awesome this experience has been for me. I have made relationships and friendships that are going to last a lifetime and made memories that I will never forget! When thinking back to the first day, when I…

Sydney…you will be missed.

  Today is my last day in Sydney, Australia. I have seen so much of Sydney that I truly feel comfortable with giving directions around here or even offering advice to people not as familiar with the area. Although I love Sydney as a whole, I do have favorite locations within it. One of my…

All Roads Lead to Melbourne

For my semester’s (Southern hemisphere) spring break, I decided to travel outside my adopted home of Sydney and fly south to Melbourne. Much like my semester abroad, I waited until the last minute to really plan and pack for my trip. Two nights before my intended departure date I booked the cheapest flight that I…

Spice,Sea, and Safely Observing Wildlife- The Highlights of Sydney

Trying to condense the best of Sydney, a giant, sprawling and historic city into three sites alone is near impossible. So what I’m going do in this post is give you my top three sites of Sydney and fulfill my childhood dream as an unpaid internet tour guide. Spice Alley As I write this blog…

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…

Travel advice: amateur to pro

I have traveled all over Sydney and hit all the main spots that have been recommended to me for the most part. Beside traveling around Sydney, I have visited a couple other cities in Australia. One weekend trip I took with my friends here in the program was hitting three cities in three days. The…