Breakfree on George

In my time in Sydney, Australia I lived in Breakfree on George, a hotel in the middle of Sydney in Chinatown. In my small room, you walk in and the bathroom is immediately on your right, followed by a small kitchenette with a mini fridge, then two twin beds and a small couch and small…

Expectations for the Land Down Under

Going into my program here In Sydney, I had so many different expectations on various levels academically, professionally, and personally. Academically, I excepted Sydney to bring a new and difficult challenge adjusting to their academic structure and was very nervous for my classes taught by an Australian professor. Yet, after only a few classes, I…

My Morning Commute

My daily commute to work is definitely an interesting and extremely entertaining one. My commute begins by walking to central station, or Sydney’s version of Grand Central in New York City. Central is only a couple blocks from my hotel and can take you nearly anywhere in the city and with the opal (transit) cards…

See you in the Land Down Under!

I was born at Magee Hospital, right here almost on campus at the University of Pittsburgh but spent most of my life moving around. Yet, ironically, I ended up living and going to school half a mile from where it all started. I’ll start with my parents, Jesse and Dana Hoffner. I was initially raised…

Meet the Pitt Business Student Bloggers for Summer 2019!

Welcome to the Panther Study Abroad Program! Panther Program Blog Overview The University of Pittsburgh’s Panther Programs are offered for all students covering almost every academic major. Each Panther Program scholarship recipient participated in a program long blogging initiative to share their experiences with friends, family, and prospective students. Meet the Summer 2019 Pitt Business Student…