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The Top 10 Scenic Places in Sydney

Sep 28, 2018 4:30:00 PM / by Lorenzo Corazzin

Lorenzo Corazzin

Lorenzo Corazzin is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2018, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Global Studies major at the Arizona State University, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Lorenzo lists his top 10 places in Sydney with the best views around.

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This is a personal list of my favorite places in Sydney to see a nice view, experience a good atmosphere, and the city's Australian culture. I have not been here that long so there might be places I have not visited but for now here’s my top 10.

1. Royal Botanical Garden

CAPAStudyAbroad_Sydney_Fall2018_From Lorenzo Corazzin - View of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge from the Botanical GardensA view of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge from the Royal Botanical Garden.

If it’s your first time in Australia or Oceania, you will see species of birds and plants you’ve probably never seen before here at the Royal Botanical Garden. It is very large and situated on a hill just past the Sydney Opera House. There is a monument called Mrs. Macquarie Chair that goes back to the 1800s when the Macquarie family moved into Australia and the wife wanted her own personal view of the city. She was not happy with the result but many tourists are nowadays, as you can see the Sydney Harbor Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and the buildings of the business district all from one spot.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture

Why I Like the Location of My Study Abroad Accommodation in Sydney

Sep 21, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Lorenzo Corazzin

In this week's post, Lorenzo talks about his study abroad accommodation in Sydney and the advantage he has of being located centrally in the city.

I want to take the time to talk about the CAPA accommodation in Sydney. I feel like that is a very important topic and a concern for anybody who is considering a study abroad experience. You might be doing amazing activities and trying new things but you will still need to have the necessities for your everyday life.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

How I Experience the Global and Diverse Characteristics of Sydney Daily

Sep 14, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Lorenzo Corazzin

Lorenzo Corazzin

Lorenzo Corazzin is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2018, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Global Studies major at the Arizona State University, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Lorenzo expresses how Sydney is a good representation of globalization, diversity, location, and natural resources.

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Sydney is considered a global city by every measurable standard, being constantly cited as one of the world’s most multicultural, influential, and livable cities. A short walk around the Central Business District would have anyone compare the city to New York or London or any other metropolis on this planet. It is one of those places where it does not matter who you are or where you are from, you will find something you like to do. Getting around and managing to live in Sydney is a learning experience all by itself, so it’s a great location to do a study abroad program, but even better if you want to intern because there are endless opportunities.

Passing Through the City

The best thing about Sydney is that although it is a global city, has a big town vibe and all the positive aspects that come with that, it is never too far from nature. There are parks everywhere, sometimes so spacious and well-kept that it does not even feel like you’re in a city anymore. My personal favorites are the Royal Botanic Garden with views of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbor Park by Manly Beach, and the Chinese Garden of Friendship, which is just a walk from the university and my accommodation in Ultimo. Even better, there are many beautiful beaches, probably the most I have seen in one single city. There is nothing that beats relaxing in front of the ocean after a week of work or school—I think that is something many people would pay for.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

My Arrival in Sydney & First Impressions

Sep 7, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Lorenzo Corazzin

Lorenzo Corazzin

Lorenzo Corazzin is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2018, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Global Studies major at the Arizona State University, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Lorenzo shares about his journey to Sydney and his impressions of the city so far.

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I arrived in Sydney on a cold, busy Wednesday morning. Having been through many immigration processes almost everywhere in the world, I really have to give a shoutout to the Australian department. They were very quick, very efficient, had everything on an electronic database (basically no stamp on your passport) and also they were polite, quite an occurrence in these situations. The wait for luggage was not bad as most of them were delivered within thirty minutes from arrival.

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As I arrived at Urbanest on Wattle St (the CAPA apartments), the residence staff was there waiting and they were fairly fast and efficient in helping students get set up and find their place. Orientation was set for the same day at noon, so I had time to take a shower and start unpacking. The first day in Australia was really tough to stay awake. With my roommates, we fed off meeting each other, talking, listening to music and playing video games to be able to stay up until dinner time. To fight the jet lag I always find melatonin extremely useful, so you can start controlling your sleep schedule and be up and energetic for the right moment.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Why Study Abroad

Leading Up to My Decision to Study Abroad in Sydney

Aug 31, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Lorenzo Corazzin

Lorenzo Corazzin

Lorenzo Corazzin is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2018, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Global Studies major at the Arizona State University, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In his first post, Lorenzo reveals what went into his decision to study abroad in Sydney and shares some travel tips from his international experience.

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The decision to study abroad for me came as a result of specific academic requirements for my Global Studies major at Arizona State University. I did not think the requirements were too excessive so I complied with them and decided that, because of logistics (I was already abroad), that the first semester of my senior year would be a perfect time to do a study abroad. The fact that through the CAPA program I would be able to get an internship during this time did make a big difference in the decision process, as I am entering a personal development phase where I value experience.

Photo of Myself with a Mural in Sydney

My expectations for Australia are to find it very similar to America for the most part, especially because Sydney, as a big international city, has some of the features of big cities everywhere. What I think is going to be different is the amount of first-generation immigrants and how their culture mixes with the Australian culture. I am excited about being in a harbor town since I love the sea—and I know Sydney has some breathtaking beaches. I also love being in new cities and exploring them, so that is also a plus.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations