My New Home Away From Home

Before I answer the questions for our last blog post of the semester, I wanted to look back at these last two months. This has been, by far, the best experience of my life, and I feel it has matured me more than I could have imagined. The perspective that this trip has given me…

A Final Thank You

Although it was cut short, my time in Sydney was nothing less than amazing. My weeks were filled with learning so much at my internship while my weekends were all about exploring new areas of Sydney and new cities all around Australia. While it was challenging navigating a new city, learning new Australian slang, and…

Goodbye, Sydney

My time in Sydney was amazing and I would not trade it for anything. However, living and working in a new country is always going to present new challenges, no matter how similar the lifestyle there is to what we are used to. One of the biggest challenges I faced during my time in Australia…

Expectations vs Reality: Interning for an Australian Start-Up

This week marks my second full month of working an international internship at a market research company here in Sydney. I anticipated this experience for many months, so it is very exciting to reflect on my first few weeks and analyze the differences between my expectations and reality of Snooper’s workplace environment.  The largest difference…

Adjusting to a New City!

As I get more and more adjusted to living in Sydney, I’m beginning to feel very comfortable and at home. I’ve now taken every form of public transportation that is available to us: bus, train, subway, and even a ferry! I use Apple Maps for everything (sorry Google Map users I just find it more…

Experiencing New Zealand

There is so much to do in and around Sydney, but during our mid-semester break, a few of my friends and I decided to leave Sydney and Australia altogether in search of new adventures on this side of the globe. Some of our fellow CAPA students went to Bali in Indonesia, others went to Fiji…

Aspirations and Goals for Sydney

When I discovered that I would be studying abroad in Australia this semester, I thought that it would be a good idea to set a number of goals that I would hope to accomplish in my time here so that I can experience growth both professionally and personally. I get the opportunity to be immersed…

If I Became a Sydneysider…

Sydney has been an amazing place to live and learn this semester. The people and cultures here are so diverse and the city itself is very clean and modern. Being here for almost two months now, I have had plenty of time to think about how I would live here if I became a full…

Goals, Goals, Goals!

I have always been a goal oriented person so of course before coming to Sydney I created a list of goals that I hoped to accomplish throughout this amazing journey. Each day I spend in Sydney, I grow as a young business professional and as a person. I like to challenge myself, try new things,…