Remembering Sydney

My experience abroad in Sydney this past semester was incredible. I lived in the Pyrmont area directly next to the central business district. This location provided me with a short commute to classes at the CAPA center, and my work at H&R Block. I was able to travel around the city visiting historical buildings, famous…

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 Truly Global Internship

My internship this semester abroad has been with H&R Block in the Sydney US expat office. The US expat office of H&R Block is the only Australian H&R office which files US taxes. In the office I communicate with clients, assist with tax filing, and extract clients information. Many clients are unfamiliar with US tax…

The Reason I Came

I traveled to Cairns, a city in Queensland about 1500 miles north of Sydney. Cairns is known as the “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef”, and rightly so. I stayed for a long weekend in Cairns and was able to explore fitzroy island, 2 reefs, and the cities botanical gardens. Coming to Australia the Great…

Living in Paradise

If I had the opportunity to become a permanent resident in my study abroad location I would definitely take it. Living and working in Sydney has been a great experience, and the city is so clean and safe I can always enjoy it. In this situation I would definitely want to live in Newtown. Newtown…

A Trip of a Lifetime

I traveled to the south island of New Zealand for my mid semester break. This was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I flew from Sydney into Queenstown traveling with my roommate Steven Kirk. The first night we slept in the airport because we had a flight to Queenstown, a town on…

Living Like A Local

My time abroad is racing by, I feel like I only just arrived and yet over a month has gone by. Living abroad in Sydney has been an amazing experience and I have experienced so many new and exciting things. The first moment it truly hit me that I was abroad was while I was…

Settling in Abroad

I am so glad to have arrived in Sydney for my semester abroad. I have begun to settle into my Housing in the Oaks Goldsbrough apartments. The living space is very similar to a hotel with some longer-term amenities. I am living with 3 roommates all of whom are students at Pitt. It has been…

10,000 Miles to a Whole New World

Hello my name is Tyler DeKorte. I am a student in the College of Business Administration studying Accounting and Finance with a minor in Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. I was born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. At Pitt I am a member of Phi Beta Lambda, Enactus, Pitt Club Cross Country and…