Only the What If’s…

Hey everyone! Just to update you all- I am currently back in the good ole United States (currently writing this post during my layover in the LAX airport). I think this is a bittersweet moment for me as I was extremely sad to leave Sydney but happy to come back home and start my next…

My Study Abroad Expectations

When I applied for college a few years ago, one of the most important considerations for me was quality of study abroad programs available.  As study abroad was one of the things I was most looking forward to in college, I had high hopes for my experience abroad.  Prior to departure, I was expecting a…

Pyrmont, NSW

During my time in Sydney, Australia, I had the pleasure of living on Pyrmont Street in Darling Harbor.  On Pyrmont Street is the Oaks Goldsbrough apartments is a building with a rich history and my temporary home.  Goldsbrough was built in the 1890s as a production and storage facility for the thriving wool industry in…

Living in Sydney

My time in Sydney is sadly approaching its end. I have made countless memories and had a variety of amazing experiences, but I am ready to go back to the States to see all of my friends and family. Being in another place for so long has had me start thinking of where I will…

Om Swastiastu!

Hi all! For translation, “Om Swastiastu” loosely translates to “Oh God, I hope all goodness (safety, happiness and prosperity) comes from all directions.” This was one of the first phrases my friends and I learned on our spring break trip to Bali. This trip is at the very top of my list of the highlights of my…

Top Places in Sydney

For anyone who is thinking of traveling to Sydney, I got you covered. No need to look up and browse through hundreds of sites stating where you have to go in Sydney, you can read it here straight from the Australian himself (okay not really but I’ve been for some time so I think I…

Traveling Outside of Sydney

Traveling outside of Sydney has been an amazing experience, especially since I have done very little of it before I went abroad. For our spring break, my roommates and I went to Bali, Indonesia. Preparing for a trip like this was difficult; to save money we only checked one suitcase for our flight. We had…

My Time in Sydney

I have had such an incredible experience living in Sydney for my semester abroad. My Housing in the Oaks Goldsbrough apartments has been good for this experience. The staff have been amenable in regards to our needs as long term residents, and we have been able to carry out normal life. The location has proven…

A Few More Years Here, Please

**featured picture: my beautiful & strong & wonderful women’s ultimate team that I love with all my heart and will miss dearly** So it’s officially the last week here. Thankfully, I made the right decision back in November to book tickets home for a week later…so at least I have some extra time in Sydney…