Kisha Patel is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2016, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A political science and gender/women's studies major at Ursinus College, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.
In this week's post, Kisha talks about what it's like to live and study in a global city.
One of my favorite aspects of living in Sydney is the fact that I live in a global city. I am completely immersed in a hub of diversity from background, religion, orientation, culture, citizenship, education, etc. This produces a dynamic environment full of an incredibly unique experiences.
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown
What is a global city? A global city as defined by CAPA is multi-layered, multi-dimensional, multi-cultural, complex and challenging. This is why CAPA has programs in these amazing locations such as Sydney, London and Florence.
Photo: The iconic Sydney Opera House.
Everywhere you go in Sydney, you can meet someone with an incredible story. However, to find these people and learn these stories, you have to be willing to ask. Living in a city like this is an opportunity to really push through walls and ideations to uncover the entire world, right in your city. Ask questions, listen actively, try new places, be open minded and you will be surprised at how much you can find.
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