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…

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…

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…

Culturally Shocked!

I have been in Sydney long enough to truly feel comfortable here now. I finally feel like I got a hang of things. It took me multiple weeks, but now I know the scoop on certain elements of Sydney like how to get from point A to point B or even certain restaurant deals that…

Overcoming Obstacles

My time here in Sydney has been so much fun so far. The amount of friends and people I have met truly have helped me transition to my new life here in Australia. Even though I have been having the most fun I have ever had, there certainly has been times where I have had…

My expectations & My new mates

I had a lot of high expectations for myself before coming here. I knew that it wouldn’t be easy to balance the work that comes with classes I’m taking and working part time at Andiron Group. I knew what I has signed up for and the responsibilities I would have while here in Sydney. I…

The Commute: Sydney Edition

I knew I was coming to a big city and had to figure out how to navigate to and from my internship. My internship is with Andiron Group, which consults all types of businesses around Australia, but mainly concentrated in Sydney. Andiron Group has more than 9 clients so I have to be able to…

Welcome to the land down under.

  Hello! My name is James LoVallo and I am a finance major at the University of Pittsburgh. I am from Buffalo, New York and will be going into my junior year when I arrive in Sydney, Australia for the fall semester. I will be taking international economics, international marketing, international finance, and will be…