In college, we had an obligatory internship to complete as part of the Applied Communications Program. Upon someone planting the idea of an international internship in my head, I was sold…even if that meant that I wasn’t going to make any money; experience trumps financial benefits any day!
I was in Sydney for three and a half months interning at the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) in the heart of the city on Oxford Street. Because I was “working” Monday to Friday, most of my exploring took part on the weekend. I was part of a hair expo, surfed with Big Wave Dave at Bondi Beach, couch surfed for a bit, but also rented an apartment, and saw basically every inch of the city. I was in love with the Sydney Opera House and still love Australian wine and accents.