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.
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.
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.